The Toff has become my favorite fictional character. John Creasey keeps you guessing with twists and turns in the plot set against the colorful background of London. The story is populated with wonderfully unique and/or eccentric characters. The British mystry genre at its best.
A grand old-style English mystery by John Creasey, one of the most prolific mystery writers of the 20th century. A tangled web of old family skeletons and deceit lead to a series of murders where the clues mislead even the astute Inspector West for a season. I enjoy the ambiance and civility of the older British mysteries and this one grandly displayed both while weaving a very good tale.
Although the Hollywood of today is very different from what it was in the silent movie era, many things remain the same. Desire for fame, greed, corruption, struggles for control...and unsolved murder, all illustrate the darker side of Tinsel Town.
A reprint of a 1931 mystery set in the Channel Islands off the coast of England. Foul play is suspected in the death of an old moneylender. A series of baffling and confusing clues keeps you in suspense and builds to a tense climax.
A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. A cozy party ends with murder. Five suspects, but none had the opportunity to poison the drinks. Sir Henry pulls together the puzzling pieces of this mystery set in England.
Places the issue of gun control in historical perspective. Gun control is correlated with crime statistics that are very revealing. A must read if you want to understand or know more about the Second Amendment.
A historical novel centering on the tale of a young couple's fateful encounter with history and destiny when they are present in Lincoln's theater box the night Lincoln is assassinated. It follows their lives and gives a glimpse of Victorian America.
Biographical novel of the life of Harriet Potter, known as The Bravest Woman in the Republic of Texas. Based on a manuscript written by Harriet Potter. Very interesting if you have an interest in pioneer life or the founding of the Republic of Texas.
A chilling and well documented commentary on the ministry of Bill Gothard. If you have been considering becoming involved in Gothard's Institute of Basic Life Principles, read this book first. Then you can decide while fully informed.