The Brading Collection

Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder. Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.

Mr. Brading's Collection

Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 562

A clever British mystery about a jewel collector, a criminal, and a governess-turned-sleuth, from “a first-rate storyteller” (The Daily Telegraph). He cannot say why, but Lewis Brading is an uneasy man. A collector of valuable jewels, he has taken the utmost precautions to safeguard what is most precious to him. He houses his gems in a concrete annex, protected by a reinforced steel door, the latest security system, and his own watchful eye. No one has a key but himself and his assistant, and he doesn’t doubt that his servant will remain true. The man in his employ is a criminal, and if anything should happen to Brading or his gems, the police will look to him first. And yet, he suspects something may be wrong. He consults Maud Silver, the demure detective, and she tells him to fire his assistant and send his collection to a museum. Ignoring her advice may be the last mistake Lewis Brading ever makes.

The Collector's Voice

Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 4: Contemporary Voices

Author: Susan Pearce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 341

The Collector’s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over the past 3000 years. Material presented includes translations of a wide range of original documents: letters, official reports, verse, fiction, travellers' accounts, catalogues and labels. Volume 1: Ancient Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Alexandra Bounia Volume 2: Early Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Kenneth Arnold Volume 3: Imperial Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Rosemary Flanders Volume 4: Contemporary Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Paul Martin

Make Mine a Mystery

A Reader's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

Author: Gary Warren Niebuhr

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 605

View: 534

Presents a comprehensive guide for mystery and detective fiction, compiling over 2,500 titles from more than 200 authors and including plot overviews, a history of the genre, and a discussion on collection development.

The Armchair Detective

Author: Allen J. Hubin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page:

View: 621

Detecting Women 2

A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women

Author: Willetta L. Heising

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 661

Lists over 3,400 mystery titles written by women in correct series order, as well as more than 600 series detectives created by women and more. Titles are indexed by mystery type and series setting.