Checkmate to Murder

Op een mistige avond tijdens de tweede Wereldoorlog wordt in Londen, Hamstead een man vermoord, die naast het atelier van een kunstenaar en zijn zus woonde.

Checkmate to Murder


Checkmate to Murder

"On a dismally foggy night in Hampstead, London, a curious party has gathered in an artist's studio to weather the wartime blackout A civil servant and a government scientist are matching wits in a game of chess, while an artist paints the ...

Checkmate to Murder

On a dismally foggy night in Hampstead, London, a curious party has gathered in an artist's studio to weather the wartime blackout. A civil servant and a government scientist are matching wits in a game of chess, while an artist paints the portrait of his characterful sitter, bedecked in Cardinal's robes at the other end of the room. In the kitchen, the artist's sister is hosting the charlady of the miser next door. When the brutal murder of said miser is discovered by his Canadian infantryman nephew, it's not long before Inspector Macdonald of Scotland Yard is at the scene, faced with perplexing alibis and with the fate of the young soldier in his hands. In the search for the culprit, Macdonald and his team of detectives must figure out if one of the members of the studio party is somehow involved in the death, or if some other scurrilous neighbour could be responsible.

Checkmate to Murder

Checkmate to Murder


Checkmate to Murder

Checkmate to Murder


Checkmate to Murder

Checkmate to Murder


Two Way Murder

Written in the last years of the author's life, this previously unpublished novel is a tribute to Lorac's enduring skill for constructing an ingenious puzzle, replete with memorable characters and gripping detective work.

Two Way Murder

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder It is a dark and misty night—isn't it always?—and bachelors Nicholas and Ian are driving to the ball at Fordings, a beautiful concert hall in the countryside. There waits the charming Dilys Maine, and a party buzzing with rumours of one Rosemary Reeve who disappeared on the eve of this event the previous year, not found to this day. With thoughts of mysterious case ringing in their ears, Dilys and Nicholas strike a stranger on the drive back home, launching a new investigation and unwittingly reviving the search for what really became of Rosemary Reeve. Written in the last years of the author's life, this previously unpublished novel is a tribute to Lorac's enduring skill for constructing an ingenious puzzle, replete with memorable characters and gripping detective work. Crime fiction lovers can't miss the classic golden age mysteries published in the acclaimed British Crime Classics series! "[An] excellent fair-play mystery...this British Library Crime Classic more than deserves that status."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review, for Checkmate to Murder, another excellent entry in the acclaimed British Crime Classics mystery series

Checkmate

Angie's new love interest, Detective Colby Jarvis has lost a bet with his fellow officers and he has to try out for a part in Angie's show Checkmate: Murder. In what Angie considers brilliant casting, he is awarded the part of a burglar.

Checkmate

Angie Deacon has a new career, co-owner of Alton Bay New Hampshire's community theater, Prince & Pauper. Her divorce is almost final and, even though her too-clingy mother has moved in, life is good once again. Angie's new love interest, Detective Colby Jarvis has lost a bet with his fellow officers and he has to try out for a part in Angie's show Checkmate: Murder. In what Angie considers brilliant casting, he is awarded the part of a burglar. Unfortunately, during the theater's very first performance, burglar Jarvis shoots the star with his personal handgun that's somehow been switched with the theater's prop gun. Though he is on automatic suspension, he is heavy with need to find out who switched the guns, and why anyone would use him to kill the leading man who, by day is the unassuming owner of the local nursery. Add that to the fact that his long-thought-dead father is back, and Jarvis has had his last good night's sleep for a while.

Checkmate Mystery of An Hour

Jack on a new case A poets dead body with a burnt face His brother’s fled away His wife has nothing to say Secrets of the past reveal No clue who to believe The case kept secret Planned murder completely set The battle of wits A missing ...

Checkmate   Mystery of An Hour

Jack on a new case A poets dead body with a burnt face His brother’s fled away His wife has nothing to say Secrets of the past reveal No clue who to believe The case kept secret Planned murder completely set The battle of wits A missing hour lits Story of a trait A move of checkmate -Mufaddal Poonwala

Checkmate

Published to mark the 90th anniversary of the murder, Checkmate dispels several of the myths and inaccuracies that have surrounded the case for decades."--Back cover.

Checkmate

On 19th January 1931 a telephone message was left for Mr William Wallace at the Liverpool Central Chess Club, of which he was a member. It involved an appointment with a possible business client for the insurance collector, and instructed him to call at 25 Menlove Gardens East at 7.30pm the following evening. On the 20th Wallace duly left his home in Anfield at around 6.45pm and took three trams to Allerton. After searching the Menlove area for some time and asking several people for directions, it appeared that there was a North, South and West, but no East. Wallace returned home to find his 69-year-old wife Julia brutally murdered in the front parlour of their home in Wolverton Street. Despite consistently denying any involvement, William Wallace was tried and convicted of his wife's murder, only for the verdict to be overturned by the Court of Criminal Appeal - the first time in British legal history that an appeal had been allowed after re-examination of evidence. The question therefore still remains: who killed Julia Wallace on that cold January night in 1931? Published to mark the 90th anniversary of the murder, Checkmate dispels several of the myths and inaccuracies that have surrounded the case for decades.

Checkmate Murder Angie Deacon Mysteries

Angie Deacon has a new career, co-owner of Alton Bay, New Hampshire's community theater. Her first play Checkmate: Murder is in the works. She also has a new love--police detective Colby Jarvis.

Checkmate  Murder  Angie Deacon Mysteries

Angie Deacon has a new career, co-owner of Alton Bay, New Hampshire

Checkmate

As this witty and unconventional whodunit opens, British television star Peter Conway arrives home to find his wife Stella dead from a drug overdose. Police Sergeant Drummond is assigned to investigate.

Checkmate

As this witty and unconventional whodunit opens, British television star Peter Conway arrives home to find his wife Stella dead from a drug overdose. Police Sergeant Drummond is assigned to investigate.

Ben s Final Checkmate

In this true story, the reader will find all the elements that will keep him on the edge of his seat.

Ben s Final Checkmate

In this true story, the reader will find all the elements that will keep him on the edge of his seat. There is romance, humorous twists and turns in a new marriage, travel and adventure. At one point, the reader learns how Ben's parents perilously escape a Nazi-, then a Russian-controlled Hungary, leaving their young son behind, yet later manage to get him brought to Canada to join them there. As a teenager, Ben endures the embarrassing and horrific mental states in which he finds his mother, who tries to kill herself on many occasions. Because his mother is unfit mentally, he takes on the care-giving role for his tiny sister as she grows up. Tragically, Ben and his sister, now as adults, develop paranoid schizophrenia, which they inherit from their mother. Ben, in his delusional state, murders his own child, then jumps to his death in front of a subway and is decapitated. His actions start a house of cards, for four more deaths will occur after his own death. It's a story of intrigue that will both entertain and appall the reader.

Checkmate the Original Classic Edition

However, the sensation novels authored by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Le Fanu, and others were considered particularly shocking because these crimes take place not in fictionalized Gothic locales, but in familiar Victorian ...

Checkmate   the Original Classic Edition

J. Sheridan Le Fanus lesser known novel, Checkmate, involves self-interest, dishonesty, deception, revenge, and murder. Sir Reginald Arden, worried by mortgages on Mortlake Hall, is arranging marriage of his daughter Alice, unbeknownst to her, to Lord Wynderbroke, a middle-aged, wealthy peer. Some time previously Sir Reginald had ostracized his fiery, proud, spendthrift son Richard, but nonetheless he temporarily recruits his sons efforts in disguising the family discord from Lord Wynderbroke. Richard sees advantages to himself if Alice marries Wynderbroke, and discredits Mr. Longcluse, a recently arrived wealthy gentleman that has been showing romantic interest in Alice. Meanwhile, we readers are puzzled by Mr. Longcluses relationship with a French citizen, a Monsieur Lebas, who is unexpectedly murdered in a betting parlor. The plot is further complicated by a murder that occurred some twenty years previously. Harry, a brother of Sir Reginald, was robbed and murdered outside Mortlake Hall. And so goes the early chapters. The atmosphere is not as dark and threatening as in Le Fanus highly popular Uncle Silas, but early on there is a vague concern that something is not quite right. A gentleman of apparently good credentials is ultimately revealed to be a formidable, highly wicked man; his meticulous steps to achieve revenge are reminiscent of a carefully played game of chess. The solution to this Victorian mystery is perhaps a little farfetched as it involves rather fanciful surgical techniques practiced by an unethical Prussian doctor. Checkmate (1871) is a good example of the sensation novel, a genre popular in Great Britain in the 1860s and 1870s. The Victorian public was accustom to Gothic tales involving adultery, theft, kidnapping, insanity, bigamy, forgery, seduction and murder. However, the sensation novels authored by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Le Fanu, and others were considered particularly shocking because these crimes take place not in fictionalized Gothic locales, but in familiar Victorian domestic settings. As editor and owner of the Dublin University magazine, J. Sheridan Le Fanus literary influence was substantial, but following his death in 1873 his works faded into obscurity. Fortunately for the modern reader, M. R. James, a scholar of medieval manuscripts and a writer of ghost stories himself, helped restored Le Fanus reputation by editing and reprinting (in 1923) Le Fanus Madam Crowls Ghost and Other Stories. Today, Le Fanus short stories and novels are all available in reprint editions. Some have become television screenplays.

Checkmate

It was then that Tracie's Story began again and Checkmate was born.With little in the way of role models. Huge choices had to be made. The biggest being.Who would he become?Checkmate.

Checkmate

CHECKMATEA stand alone book detailing Tracie's journey from living with a psychopath father who'd already killed his mother through to independent adulthood, also the sequal to Tracie's Story. Tracie's Story & CheckmateTracie's Story began in Macclesfield in 1982 and details the sequence of abuse by a psychopath father up until the age of ten, where his father then killed his mother. Having weaved his way through three foster placements, four schools and struggling with identity, trust and self harm issues Tracie grapples with responsibility and blame.At fifteen when Tracie's Story comes to an end he's just returned to his father, with a new person taking the place of mum and new faces in the place of his siblings. The weight of his grandfather's death lay heavily on him and confidence was low.It was another slap to another woman that had another outcome. It was then that Tracie's Story began again and Checkmate was born.With little in the way of role models. Huge choices had to be made. The biggest being.Who would he become?Checkmate.

Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

London, Collins, 1944. Checkmate to Murder (MacDonald). London, Collins, and New York, Arcadia House, 1944. Murder by Matchlight (MacDonald). London, Collins, 1945; New York, Arcadia House, 1946. Fire in the Thatch (MacDonald).

Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers


Checkmate

Chapter I. MORTLAKE HALL.

Checkmate

Chapter I. MORTLAKE HALL. There stands about a mile and a half beyond Islington, unless it has come down within the last two years, a singular and grand old house. It belonged to the family of Arden, once distinguished in the Northumbrian counties. About fifty acres of ground, rich with noble clumps and masses of old timber, surround it; old-world fish-ponds, with swans sailing upon them, tall yew hedges, quincunxes, leaden fauns and goddesses, and other obsolete splendours surround it. It rises, tall, florid, built of Caen stone, with a palatial flight of steps, and something of the grace and dignity of the genius of Inigo Jones, to whom it is ascribed, with the shadows of ancestral trees and the stains of two centuries upon it, and a vague character of gloom and melancholy, not improved by some indications not actually of decay, but of something too like neglect. It is now evening, and a dusky glow envelopes the scene. The setting sun throws its level beams, through tall drawing-room windows, ruddily upon the Dutch tapestry on the opposite walls, and not unbecomingly lights up the little party assembled there.

Columbia Noir

Dix is sentenced and executed. Even though Merrick inherits Dix's money, fate dooms her to a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Notes and Commentary: The working title for this film was Checkmate for Murder. A pharmacist plays a part ...

Columbia Noir

This filmography covers Columbia Pictures’ noir titles released in the classic noir era, October 1940 to June 1962. All sub-genres are covered including British, western and science fiction. Included are the great Columbia films Gilda, Lady from Shanghai, All the Kings Men, In a Lonely Place, On the Waterfront, Anatomy of a Murder and Experiment in Terror. The films are examined in detail, with release dates, cast and production credits, production dates, synopses, reviews, notes and commentary on each film, the author’s summation and the publicity “tag lines.”

Columbia Pictures Movie Series 1926 1955

... title was “Checkmate for Murder.” A pharmacist plays a part in the unfolding of this tale. He supplies a prescription without any label as to ingredients, strength, directions, patient's name and authorization from a physician.

Columbia Pictures Movie Series  1926  1955

Blondie, Boston Blackie, Ellery Queen, The Lone Wolf, Gasoline Alley, Jungle Jim... There were 27 film series produced and released by Columbia Pictures from 1926 through 1955. This reference book covers the origins of the popular fictional characters featured, as well as their appearances in other media (comics, novels, radio and television). Also provided are thumbnail biographies of the actors who brought these characters to life. The films themselves are examined in detail, with release dates, cast and production credits, synopses, reviews, the author’s summation, the publicity “tag lines,” and the songs heard. Additionally, most of the outdoor locations used in filming such Columbia western series as Wild Bill Saunders and The Durango Kid are identified.

Checkmate

'A gripping historical mystery.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'The Dante Conspiracy'. Mark Dewar has a fascination for Spain in the time of the Moors, Al Andalus, and for crime fiction. This is his first novel.

Checkmate

Tenth century Spain. Cordoba, the capital of Moorish Spain is at the centre of a power struggle in the medieval world. With its diverse population of Muslims, Christians and Jews, political and religious rivalries are never far from the surface in the city. After a tense chess match between high ranking officials, one of the players, Aiden - a Christian professor of mathematics at the university - is found murdered. With the threat of an international war at stake if the crime isn't solved, the Caliph's Jewish Vizier, Hasdai ben Shaprut, finds himself in a race against time to catch the killer. Each of the chess players comes under scrutiny and it isn't long before another murder is committed. As the plot thickens will the answer slip through Hasdai's fingers? Or will he manage to Checkmate the killer? 'Checkmate' is a novel of murder, chess, astronomy and political intrigue set amongst the palaces and mosques of 10th century Cordoba. It is perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom. 'Brilliantly plotted and rich in period detail.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'. 'A gripping historical mystery.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'The Dante Conspiracy'. Mark Dewar has a fascination for Spain in the time of the Moors, Al Andalus, and for crime fiction. This is his first novel. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.