Elizabeth Ferrars Hanged Man's House

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Hanged Man's House

 
9780002313049: Hanged Man's House

Dr Charles Gair was found hanged, but that is not what killed him. This was the first of the bizarre surprises awaiting those who penetrated the home of the head of the Martindale research establishment on a Sunday morning to see what was amiss. Even more startling was the discovery of a second body, perfectly mummified ...'The writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu' Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

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Elizabeth Ferrars 1907-1995 One of the most distinguished crime writers of her generation, Elizabeth Ferrars was born in Rangoon and came to Britain at the age of six. She was a pupil at Bedales school between 1918 and 1924, studied journalism at London University and published her first crime novel, Give a Corpse a Bad Name, in 1940, the year that she met her second husband, academic Robert Brown. Highly praised by critics, her brand of intelligent, gripping mysteries beloved by readers, she wrote over seventy novels and was also published (as E. X. Ferrars) in the States, where she was equally popular. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine described her as as 'the writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu', and the Washington Post called her 'a consummate professional in clever plotting, characterization and atmosphere'. She was a founding member of the Crime Writer's Association, who, in the early 1980s, gave her a lifetime achievement award.

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Relationships among the inhabitants of a small English village, most of whom are on staff at the Martindale, a scientific research station, are revealed as very complex after the director, Charles Gair, is found hanged in his home by his assistant and his sister, who are also his neighbors. Romances, old and new, failed marriages and affairs, and the reappearance of missing persons all surface as detective superintendent Patrick Dunn investigates. The relaxed and natural narration by Clive Mantle fits the mood of the novel perfectly, and his skill at voicing the very different characters makes the listener feel a part of the investigation and of the neighborhood. Ferrars (The Doubly Dead), a Crime Writer's Association Silver Dagger winner, shows her skill at revealing the unexpected from a seemingly simple situation. Recommended for public libraries.
-Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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