"Death in White Pajamas: At the country home of Sam Richardson, a group of actors have gathered along with their somewhat sinister producer Basil Barnes and a playwright whose star is rising in the theater scene. The drama isn't staying in the production, as competitive tension in the air begins to rise between the three actresses Clara, Angela and Deirdre. But nobody expects to find Deirdre's murdered body on the grounds wearing, for some unknown reason, white pyjamas... An inspector Meredith mystery of the kind John Bude does best; a well-drawn and authentic period setting, and a satisfying mystery following the traditional rules and style of the golden age of the genre. Death Knows No Calendar: The "locked-room" element of the mystery is simple: Lydia Arundel, a fairly wealthy painter, is found shot dead in her locked studio, with suicide seemingly impossible due to the position of the weapon. Many figures in the local village, Beckwood, have a motive for her murder: the Reverend, who seems to have had an affair with her; her husband, who inherits all her money; Hawkinge, who used to be in love with her but now wants to marry Honororia, and Honororia herself, who saw Hawkinge with Lydia. All suspects were in the area the night she was killed, and local bobby Major Boddy is left to untangle the curious web. Once again, Bude is on form playing with the pettiness and pocket intrigue of village politics, and the reader is treated to heaps of misunderstanding, double-crossing and subterfuge even on this small-scale case"--
An inspector Meredith mystery of the kind John Bude does best; a well-drawn and authentic period setting, and a satisfying mystery following the traditional rules and style of the golden age of the genre.
Author: John Bude
Publisher: British Library Crime Classics
A brilliant and captivating insight into the bizarre nature of contemporary Japan. Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronounce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation and sweaty squalor of a cramped apartment in Fuji Heights, Twigger sets out to cleanse his body and his mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts, and the brutally demanding course of budo training taken by the Tokyo Riot Police, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against blood-stained dogis and fractured collarbones. In Angry White Pyjamas Robert Twigger skilfully blends the ancient with the modern - the ultra-traditionalism, ritual and violence of the dojo (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the twenty-first century - to provide an entertaining and captivating glimpse of contemporary Japan.
... are friends with pain. Death frightens you no longer because without
considerations of pain life and death have no power over you.' He painted on a
skull: Cut off death And you will have only bliss Imitate a dead man And you will
be worse off.
Author: Robert Twigger
Publisher: Hachette UK
Publisher: London : Association of Assistant Librarians
Category: American literature
Author: Mandy Hicken
Category: Children's literature
He wore a blue turban , a long blue shirt , and dirty white pyjamas . He was
young . He was leaning back on a dead body . As I passed , he turned his face
full in the light of the moon . His jet hair had fallen from beneath his turban , and
Author: William Stewart Ross
In the dusk , the frangipani tree bled at slow intervals small white drops from a
dark body . And Siew Choo , he thought , in her white pyjamas dress under the
frangipani , watching the flare of the dying sun behind the back of the hill had
Author: Kok Liang Lee
You must not disturb . ' Oh , stop it , Jackson ! ' Dave called , from the bedroom . '
Come on in , whoever you are . When he spied us he smiled as brightly as he
could manage . He was lying flat on the bed . He wore white pyjamas and his
Author: Frances Kirkwood Crane
In this mystery from an Edgar Award–winning author, sleuth Peter Duluth is caught in “a succession of double takes and double-crosses” (Kirkus Reviews). Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: “Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie.” With his marriage to his wife on the rebound—but still precarious—Peter Duluth knows the last thing he needs now is more trouble. With Iris away making a movie, maybe he can finally get back to writing his next Broadway hit. Unfortunately, after the sultry Deborah Brand slinks into his car asking for a ride, things are about to get far more complicated—and dangerous. Because when his passenger ends up dead, Peter becomes ensnared in a conspiracy that will take him from the jungles of Mexico to the back alleys of New Orleans. And if Peter isn’t careful, it may take him straight to the grave . . .
Deborah Brand was standing there, dressed in white pyjamas. The moon-
washed hair fell loose around her shoulders. She moved into the room and
closed the door behind her. “Well, I've come,” she said. “Had you given me up?”
III I turned ...
Author: Patrick Quentin
Publisher: Open Road Media
Zafar had perceived death advancing towards him in the innocuous guise of grey
and white hair . Every morning he would wake up , drenched in sweat , having
dreamt of white hairs again : white hairs woven into prison bars , snow - white ...
Author: Tabish Khair
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
DEATH IN WHITE . PYJAMAS 8/6 aet . ALMA MATER C. R. BENSTEAD With
drawings by EDGAR NORFIELD A " profound study ” of a great university . Both
author and artist are in their old mood of innocent solemnity : moreover , they
DEATH IN WHITE PYJAMAS 8 / 6 net . ALMA MATER C . R . BENSTEAD With
drawings by EDGAR NORFIELD A “ profound study " of a great university . Both
author and artist are in their old mood of innocent solemnity : more . over , they ...
In a cupboard hung new white silk pyjamas , in different sizes , as well as two
handsome brocade dressing gowns . “ No nightdresses , ” he said to himself . “
Either he doesn't expect female overnight guests or this is the male suite .
Author: Alexandra Roudybush
Publisher: Robert Hale
Category: Big business
So I hastened to change into my only clean garment, a pair of white silk pyjamas
made by a Chinese tailor in Tahiti and de rigueur there for better occasions—but
not de rigueur here. However, that could not be helped. I had not expected ...
Author: Pamela Bourne Eriksson
Category: Seafaring life
A sweeping novel by the author of Innocent Darkness traces the saga of modern-day Catholicism through the story of Cardinal Galsworthy, a celebrated ecclesiastic who becomes a leading contender to succeed John Paul II. 15,000 first printing.
I recoiled in distaste as the oculist sold photographs to the world press of the
Supreme Pontiff in his death agony , wearing white pyjamas but without his gold -
rimmed spectacles , his head propped up by soiled pillows , a rubber tube
Author: Edward R. F. Sheehan
Publisher: Viking Adult
First account of the most valuable haul in British criminal history, the Brinks Mat robbery of 1983
Wearing only his pyjamas and feigning complete surprise , White put on his best
outraged innocence act . Ignoring ... Clad only in his underwear , Robinson took
one look at the la police officers standing on his doorstep and said , 55 DEATH ...
Author: Will Pearson
Category: Criminal investigation
I can lend you a pair of pyjamas . Black or white ? ' I take it you mean the coffee ,
not the pyjamas ? ' I said . Grimsdyke chuckled . ' I see you have quite a sense of
humour , Mr Faraday . ' He nodded at the Filipino who put the brandy down and ...
Author: Basil Copper
Book collectors are a special (and wonderful) breed, as are books related to book-collecting. This fine example lists the correct titles and original date and place of publication of more than 33,000 collectible book titles. The titles listed were written by 931 authors who used a total of 1,764 dif
Author: Joseph Raymond LeFontaine
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Informants called them the “ Stripers ” from the white stripes down the outsides of
their trouser legs . ... He was spotted and shot dead in OLIVER STREET . Another
... The politicals wear blue and white striped prison garb like pyjamas .
Author: Solomon H. Steckoll
Category: Alderney (Guernsey)