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The Hand Of Death

Yorke, Margaret

Editore: House of Stratus, 2013
ISBN 10: 0755130588 / ISBN 13: 9780755130580
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Titolo: The Hand Of Death

Casa editrice: House of Stratus

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: New

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: We meet George Fortescue and Ronald Trimm. The former appears gentle and ordinary, whilst Trimm is successful, but deprived because of his frigid, controlling, wife. Pornographic magazines fill the void until he encounters a willing widow. Two rapes and murders occur, but it is Fortescue who receives the attention of the police. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0755130588

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Riassunto: We meet George Fortescue and Ronald Trimm. The former appears gentle and ordinary, whilst Trimm is successful, but deprived because of his frigid, controlling, wife. Pornographic magazines fill the void until he encounters a willing widow. Two rapes and murders occur, but it is Fortescue who receives the attention of the police.

L'autore: Born in Surrey, England, to John and Alison Larminie in 1924, Margaret Yorke (Margaret Beda Nicholson) grew up in Dublin before moving back to England in 1937, where the family settled in Hampshire, although she later lived in a small village in Buckinghamshire. During World War II she saw service in the Women's Royal Naval Service as a driver. In 1945, she married, but it was only to last some ten years, although there were two children; a son and daughter. Her childhood interest in literature was re-enforced by five years living close to Stratford-upon-Avon and she also worked variously as a bookseller and as a librarian in two Oxford Colleges, being the first woman ever to work in that of Christ Church. She was widely travelled and had a particular interest in both Greece and Russia. Her first novel was published in 1957, but it was not until 1970 that she turned her hand to crime writing. There followed a series of five novels featuring Dr. Patrick Grant, an Oxford don and amateur sleuth, who shared her own love of Shakespeare. More crime and mystery was to follow, and she wrote some forty three books in all, but the Grant novels were limited to five as, in her own words, 'authors using a series detective are trapped by their series. It stops some of them from expanding as writers'. She was proud of the fact that many of her novels were essentially about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations which may threatening, or simply horrific. It is this facet of her writing that ensures a loyal following amongst readers who inevitably identify with some of the characters and recognise conflicts that may occur in everyday life. Indeed, she stated that characters are far more important to her than intricate plots and that when writing 'I don’t manipulate the characters, they manipulate me'. Critics have noted that she has a 'marvellous use of language' and she has frequently been cited as an equal to P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. She was a past chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and in 1999 was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger, having already been honoured with the Martin Beck Award from the Swedish Academy of Detection. Margaret Yorke died in 2012.

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