Oscar Wilde s Amethyst Tie Pin

That is the premise behind A Case of Royal Blackmail. In this entertaining novel, we meet a twenty-four-year-old detective named Sherlock Holmes who regales us with an account of a significant case in his detective life.

Oscar Wilde s Amethyst Tie Pin

A humorous work of historical fiction that follows the famous Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes. Move over Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What if Sherlock Holmes were given the chance to write his own story? That is the premise behind in A Case of Royal Blackmail. In this entertaining novel, we meet a twenty-four-year-old detective named Sherlock Holmes who regales us with an account of a significant case in his detective life. Here he tells how he untangled the web of blackmail and deceit surrounding the complex romantic endeavors of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. We learn of the entanglements of actress Lillie Langtry and her various suitors, the morass of scandal and libel cases surrounding the Prince's court of 1879, and we go along with Holme as he solves the mystery of Oscar Wilde's missing amethyst tie pin.

Handbook on Crime

The just mentioned recent Royal blackmail case suitably fits this bill, for it was essentially an attempt to blackmail a relative of the Royal Family over alleged drug taking and sexual behaviour (BBC News Online 2007).

Handbook on Crime

The Handbook on Crime is a comprehensive edited volume that contains analysis and explanation of the nature, extent, patterns and causes of over 40 different forms of crime, in each case drawing attention to key contemporary debates and social and criminal justice responses to them. It also challenges many popular and official conceptions of crime. This book is one of the few criminological texts that takes as its starting point a range of specific types of criminal activity. It addresses not only 'conventional' offences such as shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime, but many other forms of criminal behaviour - often an amalgamation of different legal offences - which attract contemporary media, public and policy concern. These include crimes committed not only by individuals, but by organised criminal groups, corporations and governments. There are chapters on, for example, gang violence, hate crime, elder abuse, animal abuse, cyber crime, identity theft, money-laundering, eco crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking, genocide, and global terrorism. Many of these topics receive surprisingly little attention in the criminological literature. The Handbook on Crime will be a unique text of lasting value to students, researchers, academics, practitioners, policy makers, journalists and all others involved in understanding and preventing criminal behaviour.

Fashioning Horror

The involvement of the fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes, is an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, as she is uninvolved in the royal blackmail. Upon receiving his orders from the Queen, Gull embarks on a tour of London with his ...

Fashioning Horror

From Jack the Ripper to Frankenstein, Halloween customs to Alexander McQueen collections, Fashioning Horror examines how terror is fashioned visually, symbolically, and materially through fashion and costume, in literature, film, and real life. With a series of case studies that range from sensationalist cinema and Slasher films to true crime and nineteenth-century literature, the volume investigates the central importance of clothing to the horror genre, and broadens our understanding of both material and popular culture. Arguing that dress is fundamental to our understanding of character and setting within horror, the chapters also reveal how the grotesque and horrific is at the center of fashion itself, with its potential for instability, disguise, and carnivalesque subversion. Packed with original research, and bringing together a range of international scholars, the book is the first to thoroughly examine the aesthetics of terror and the role of fashion in the construction of horror.

New Statesman and Nation

Charming cover reproduction of a Victorian Val- entine ; contributions by well - known writers and critics ; reviews and features on the pick of the new ... GILES ROMILLY ROYAL BLACKMAIL The Mr. A Case ( The Old Bailey Trial Series ) .

New Statesman and Nation


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Royal Collector s Edition Illustrated Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has twelve stories, including the cases of The Red-Headed League, The Speckled Band, and A Scandal in Bohemia. Holmes will need to use his various skills to solve cases of blackmail, treachery and murder.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  Royal Collector s Edition   Illustrated   Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has twelve stories, including the cases of The Red-Headed League, The Speckled Band, and A Scandal in Bohemia. Holmes will need to use his various skills to solve cases of blackmail, treachery and murder.

Report of the Royal Commission on Divorce and Matrimonial Causes

I do not think he does mean that ? cannot disclose the facts and cannot find a client who -In the six cases of blackmail I am speaking about will go into court and tell the story against himself . there is the case I referred to ...

Report of the Royal Commission on Divorce and Matrimonial Causes


Report of the Royal Commission on Divorce and Matrimonial Causes with Minutes of Evidence and Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence and Report

I do not think he does mean that ? cannot disclose the facts and cannot find a client who -In the six cases of blackmail I am speaking about will go into court and tell the story against himself . there is the case I referred to ...

Report of the Royal Commission on Divorce and Matrimonial Causes  with Minutes of Evidence  and Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence and Report


Law for Journalists

where a case can be held in private. ... on media access to the criminal courts emphasise the importance of the basic principle that cases should be held in open court. ... The case involved a blackmail plot against a member of the Royal.

Law for Journalists

Written by a working journalist with over 20 years’ experience, Law for Journalists is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of the day-to-day legal principles and practices you will need throughout your career. Suitable for use on courses accredited by the NCTJ and BCTJ, this book is packed full of practical tips and suggestions, making it a must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike. New to this edition: ● Discussion of the first cases brought since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force, highlighting how the new provisions are being interpreted by the courts. ● Increased coverage of broadcast and online journalism, and social media. ● More detailed focus on the ethical codes of practice used by Ofcom and IPSO.

Media and the Murderer

... at every level of politics and influence; and that the royal family was involved in some way, usually scandalously. ... was a case of mistaken identity—only called this attention to themselves by attempting to blackmail the Crown.

Media and the Murderer

Some criminals become household names, while others--even those who seek recognition through their crimes--are forgotten. The criminal's actions are only a part of every famous true crime story. Other factors, such as the setting and circumstances of the crimes and the ways in which others take control of the narrative, ultimately drive their notoriety. Through a comparison of the tellings and retellings of two famous cases more than a century apart--the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888, and the murder trials of Steven Avery as documented in Making a Murderer--this book examines the complicated dynamics of criminal celebrity.

The New Statesman and Nation

It is easy , reading through this case , GILES ROMILLY to understand why the legal profession still holds one of the best of all retorts to have been that of a counsel who replied to Mr. Justice Darling's ROYAL BLACKMAIL facetious ...

The New Statesman and Nation


The Economic History in Song Liao Jin and Xixia Dynasty

The purpose of the exemption law is to reduce the blackmail of the royal family and the government. ... The lawsuits are blackmailed up and down, and the purchase amount is often several times more than the amount of the case.

The Economic History in Song  Liao  Jin and Xixia Dynasty

The book is the volume of “The Economic History in Song, Liao, Jin and Xixia Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

Case for Discrimination The

“Reply to Weder: Libertarianism, Blackmail, and Decency. ... Focus on Employment Equity: A Critique of the Abella Royal Commission Report on Equality in Employment. Vancouver, British Columbia: ... William 450 The Case for Discrimination.

Case for Discrimination  The


Goodnight Sweet Prince

to blackmail His Royal Highness.' 'Blackmail' dropped like a stone. Sir Bartle Shepstone looked again at his shoes ... 'But is it not the case that this information has been abroad for some time now? What I mean is this – why should the ...

Goodnight Sweet Prince

Mystery surrounds the death of Queen Victoria's grandson England, 1892. Victoria, Queen and Empress, is in the 54th year of her reign, when her grandson Prince Eddy, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is found slaughtered in his bed at Sandringham. Terrified of more royal scandal, the Prince of Wales and his spindoctors decide to cover up the facts and the murder is disguised as death by influenza. Lord Francis Powerscourt, an Irish investigator, is privately asked to find the killer. His quest takes him on a journey through the prince's debauched and dissolute past, across Europe to the misty waterways of Venice where, amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt finally unravels themystery of the sweet prince's last goodnight. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK " 'In this excellent novel, Dickinson weaves a tale of blackmail and murder among the royals late in Victoria's reign& [his] knowledge of the arts, history and literature is nothing if not exhaustive, and adds enormously to the overall background& One hopes to see more of Lord Powerscourt and his friends in the near future.' - Publishers Weekly " 'This is detective fiction in the grand style; the characters and the plot soar upwards and carry us in their wake. Powerscourt's debut in this intoxicating book is the start of a gilded life in the archives of crime.' - James Naughtie

New Statesman

It is easy , reading through this case , GILES ROMILLY to understand why the legal profession still holds one of the best of all retorts to have been that of a counsel who replied to Mr. Justice Darling's FOR YOU ROYAL BLACKMAIL ...

New Statesman


Queen Elizabeth II

This third royal mission was probably prompted once again by the King's concern that documents might be found there ... that Blunt had found incriminating material and used it to blackmail the Royal Family into covering up for him.

Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II has lived through the Abdication, the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the nuclear threat and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. She has known 11 US Presidents including JFK and Ronald Reagan, and other world leaders like President Mandela and Pope John XXII. Her Prime Ministers have ranged from Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, the last only ten years older than her grandson. Her own family experiences, a mixture of happiness and crisis, weddings and divorces, and, in the case of Diana, violent death, have been lived in the glare of tabloid headlines. More than 2 billion people watched the wedding of her grandson Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2010 shortly before she made the first State Visit to Ireland by a British monarch for 100 years. Our world has changed more in her lifetime than in any of her predecessors': the Queen has remained a calm presence at the centre, earning the respect of monarchists and republicans. How has she done it?

The Homosexual ity of Law

... 1950–3, almost 50 per cent of all the known blackmail cases reported to the police in England and Wales were connected with ... Two Royal Commissions, the Street Offences Committee (1928) and the Royal Commission on Police Power and ...

The Homosexual ity  of Law

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Private Eye Annual 2088

I Traditional Nursery Rhymes TOP ROYAL NAMED IN BLACKMAIL SCANDAL Who Killed Hen Harrier ? “ Not I , ” said Prince Harry ... connection with a high - profile coming court case which could shake Britain's monarchy to its foundations .

The Private Eye Annual 2088


The Spectator

The royal blackmail story is remarkable for the absence of outrage The collapse of the mystique surrounding the royal family means that these tawdry allegations are met with a collective shrug rather than a national outcry , says Rod ...

The Spectator


Annual Report on the Activities of the Independent Commission Against Corruption

Royal Hong Kong Police / Correctional Services Department - blackmail case 39 . In March 1982 , four police constables , an Assistant Officer Class II in the Correctional Services Department , and a civilian were reported to the police ...

Annual Report on the Activities of the Independent Commission Against Corruption


Queer London

PRO, MEPO 3, 923: “Harry Raymond and Others Operating as a Blackmail Gang in Leicester Square,” sec. ... For the Royal Navy, see “Believed the Sailor,” NW, 21 May 1922, 5; PRO, MEPO 2, 4485 (1936); LMA, PS TOW B1 168 (29 April 1927); ...

Queer London

'Queer London' explores the underground gay culture of London during four decades when homosexual acts between consenting adults remained illegal. The author discovers how queer men made sense of their sexuality and how their lifestyles were affected by and in turn influenced the life of the metropolis.