The binding is tight — no cracked hinges. He had a distinguished career as an academic before he became a full-time writer. Barnard said that his favorite crime writer was Agatha Christie. In the shabbiest and dirtiest of those houses lives unemployed, loudmouthed Jack Phelan, his slovenly wife and a brood of children headed by vicious Kevin and his prostitute sister June, both now living elsewhere. He has gone on to write more than 40 other books and numerous short stories.
Robert Barnard 23 November 1936 - 19 September 2013 was an English crime writer, critic and lecturer. Этот товар может являться товаром, не прошедшим заводской контроль, или новым, неиспользованным товаром с дефектами. Nothing so exciting has ever happened on Wynton Lane, and the homeowners hope it never will again. A very nice, clean copy. It's up to Superintendent Mike Oddie to find the arsonist, and it takes some imaginative sleuthing to find the unexpected motive and murderer. The novel was written while he was a lecturer at University of Tromsø in Norway. Robert Barnard 1936 - 2013 lived in Leeds, was born in Essex and educated at Balliol.
Sadly, the resolution of the murder is farfetched, yet almost forgivable considering the high quality of the rest of the work. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. Shocking, mesmerizing, incisive, A City of Strangers leaves a deep impression on the reader and confirms the artistry of a superb novelist in his prime. The wife is slatternly, the teenaged children flirt with petty crime and prostitution, even the baby is unpleasant. The owners of the five other houses in the neighborhood want to keep the Phelans out of the area. His first crime novel, A Little Local Murder, was published in 1976. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.
Until now barely nodding acquaintances the Wynton Lane residents call an urgent meeting to map an emergency strategy. Small pin-sized stain on top outer edges of pages. Some frustrating research turns up no way to do this, but it becomes academic when the Phelans house is torched and Jack Phelan dies in the fire. An interesting mystery with some discussion of class in Britain. Robert Barnard 1936-2013 was awarded the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards. This copy is signed by the Author on the free end page with a personalized inscription.
And the rest of his family isn't much better. Wynton Lane and Belfield Grove have only their unfortunate proximity in common until the fateful day when the Phelans come to call. What can they do to stop Jack Phelan? The dustjacket is As New. Barnard has said that his favourite crime writer is Agatha Christie. This copy is signed by Robert Barnard on the title page without further inscription. I've read just about all of Robert Barnard's mysteries.
He also creates one of his most memorable characters ever: the dreadful Jack Phelan. The middle-class people who live in the half-dozen solid Victorian houses of Wynton Lane are mostly inured to living cheek-by-jowl with the lower-class--meaning largely welfare-supported residents of Belfield Grove Estate, post-war low-income housing gone to seed. Это цена за исключением сборов на обработку и доставку заказа , по которой такой же или почти идентичный товар выставляется на продажу в данный момент или выставлялся на продажу в недавно. His first crime novel, A Little Local Murder, was published in 1976. The Phelans house is torched and Jack Phelan dies in the fire.
Dirty, potbellied, vulgar, selfish, Jack is a man everyone loves to hate. It seems that Jack has won big on the pools, and he's thinking of buying one of the six houses. He was a writer of great versatility, from the light and satirical tone of his earlier books to the more psychological preoccupations of recent ones, such as A Fatal Attachment. Товар может быть без оригинальной упаковки например, без оригинальной коробки или этикетки или оригинальная упаковка может быть распечатана. What begins as village snobbery soon leads to bloodshed and murder! The pages are crisp, clean and bright with no flaws. With estimable craftmanship, Barnard has created a feisty melange of characters, none of whom appear brazen enough to commit a felony, making them all the more likely suspects.
Barnard was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2003 by the Crime Writers Association for a lifetime of achievement. All is relatively peaceful until the day Jack Phelan, family in tow, comes to view the one house for sale on the Lane, owned by local G. Inscribed by the author on fep. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The pages are clean and bright.