Portrait of a Murderer

A Christmas Crime Story

Author: Anne Meredith

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS 'Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.' Thus begins a classic crime novel published in 1933 that has been too long neglected - until now. It is a riveting portrait of the psychology of a murderer. Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay at his lonely house, Kings Poplars. None of Gray's six surviving children is fond of him; several have cause to wish him dead. The family gathers on Christmas Eve - and by the following morning, their wish has been granted. This fascinating and unusual novel tells the story of what happened that dark Christmas night; and what the murderer did next.

Sara Paretsky

A Companion to the Mystery Fiction

Author: Margaret Kinsman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 858

Sara Paretsky’s groundbreaking mystery series about Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 and is still going strong. She is a co-founder of Sisters in Crime (worldwide organization supporting women writers), a sought-after public speaker and the 2015 president of the Mystery Writers of America. This book is the first comprehensive reference work on Paretsky, providing an overview of the Warshawski novels and short stories, her other novels, a volume of collected essays, her anthologies and journalism. Special attention is paid to the character of Warshawski—the tough, street-smart detective who challenges stereotypical representations of women in crime fiction—and to the significance of the Chicago setting. A guide to the scholarly and critical debates is included, along with discussion of media adaptations and references to key websites.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 590

View: 667

Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 48

View: 828

The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1951

Author:

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN:

Category: Copyright

Page: 1543

View: 988

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

القط الأسود

Author: إدغار آلان بو

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 193

View: 686

هذا الكتاب هو قصة قصيرة كتبها إدغار آلان بو. وهي دراسة نفسية للشعور بالذنب، وغالبا ما تقرن في تحليلها قصة بو "القلب الواشي". وفي كلا القصتين، يخفي القاتل جريمته بعناية ويعتقد نفسه أنه لن يكتشف، ولكن في النهاية ينهار ويكشف عن نفسه، مدفوعا من الانزعاج المستمر بسبب شعوره بالذنب

فرانكنشتاين

Author: ماري شيلي

Publisher: Al Manhal

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

View: 554

يعد مسار هذه الرواية بالتحديد أكثر تعقيدًا من غيرها، فقد طرحت شِلي فيها أفكارًا جريئة جديدة بالنسبة لعصرها عن الإبداع عندما يتخطى حدود الطبيعة، وقد تعاظَم هذا المسار واستقلَّ بشكلٍ ما عن الرواية نفسها، وصار في حَدّ ذاته نوعًا من المجاز والأسطورة شَقّ لنفسه طريقًا في الفنون الأخرى مثل السينما والمسرح والكاريكاتور والكومِكس، وصار اسم فرانكنشتاين مُرادِفًا لكل إبداع عندما يصير هوسًا يَجلِب عواقب وخيمة على المُبدِع والعالم، ومرادفًا للوحشيَّة وقد تحرَّرَت من عِقالها.

زوج مثالى

English-Arabic

Author: اوسكار وايلد

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature

Page: 324

View: 791