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by Gillian Linscott

  • Author: Gillian Linscott
  • ISBN: 0751531987
  • ISBN13: 978-0751531985
  • ePub: 1515 kb | FB2: 1471 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks (2003)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 167
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Dead Man Riding (A Nell Bray Mystery) ePub download

Dead Man Riding book. Gillian Linscott introduced her popular suffragette/sleuth, Nell Bray, in the critically acclaimed Sister Beneath the Sheet.

Dead Man Riding book. This combination of mystery and learning - with some college crushes and loves along the way - makes Dead Man Riding Gillian Linscott's best mystery to date. A BBC reporter turned full-time writer, she lives in Herefordshire, England. Linscott has also published several titles under the pseudonym Caro Peacock. Other books in the series.

Gillian Linscott worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing. Her previous novels, featuring the suffragette detective Nell Bray, have won her the CWA/Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2000 and the Herodotus Award for Best International Historical Mystery Novel. Библиографические данные. Dead Man Riding: A Nell Bray Mystery Nell Bray Mysteries (Том 10). Автор.

I think DEAD MAN RIDING gives the classic English country house mystery an interesting twist while hewing faithfully to its conventions. Linscott has placed her story in an earlier era - the last year of Queen Victoria's reign. It begins at a student production of Love's Labour's Lost, a clue to what will happen when an idealistic group of Oxford students set off to spend their summer break studying Plato in rural Cumberland. Not the kind of motivation that usually draws characters in a murder mystery to an English country estate. The country estate is very different too.

Praise for Dead Man Riding Gillian Linscott worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing.

Nell Bray Mysteries (Volume 10). Gillian Linscott. Praise for Dead Man Riding. Linscott captures the tenor of the times, vividly evokes life on a ranching farm of the period, and presents a complex puzzle with an original solution. Gillian Linscott worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing.

Nell Bray's tenth case finds the suffragette heroine studying at Oxford at the turn of the century after years of wandering the .

Nell Bray's tenth case finds the suffragette heroine studying at Oxford at the turn of the century after years of wandering the continent with her mother.

Authors: Gillian Linscott.

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After three years of traipsing across Europe with her lovesick, widowed mother, Nell Bray has finally found her way to Oxford University. There she has befriended the beautiful Imogen and the charming Midge. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it.

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Nell Bray attends Somerville College at Oxford University with her best friends Imogen and Midge. The three female pals are also close to Alan, Nathan and Kit. So when Alan invites them to his uncle's home near Skiddow during the summer break, they gratefully accept. Also, going on the trip is Oxford Don Michael Meredith, a brilliant scholar who wants to take part in the group's planned philosophy discussions.
The villagers openly detest Alan's uncle with some believing he is a murderer because he shot at a mob on his property and one of the participants Arthur Mowbry turned up missing. One night when Nell takes a walk, she stumbles upon Alan's uncle's body, which is tied to his horse. Nell desperately wants to believe it was suicide or that someone she doesn't know killed him but she cannot close her mind to the possibility that one of the people she calls a friend is a murderer.
DEAD MAN RIDING is more than just a mystery; it is a story about the friendship and the lives that bind people together. At the same time the background is at a point in history when women realize that they are the equals of men and deserve the same rights. The heroine is the most intellectual of the group because she is determined to obtain answers despite the fact that she might not like them. Gillian Linscott is a talented storyteller who writes outside the sub-genre box.
Harriet Klausner
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#1's plot summary is generally correct, although she is confused about the time and manner of Nell's discovery of the corpse. I do not agree, however, with her conclusion that Gillian Linscott "writes outside the sub-genre box". I think DEAD MAN RIDING gives the classic English country house mystery an interesting twist while hewing faithfully to its conventions.
Linscott has placed her story in an earlier era -- the last year of Queen Victoria's reign. It begins at a student production of Love's Labour's Lost, a clue to what will happen when an idealistic group of Oxford students set off to spend their summer break studying Plato in rural Cumberland. Not the kind of motivation that usually draws characters in a murder mystery to an English country estate. The country estate is very different too. A rundown house with no spare bedrooms for the guests, with outdoor plumbing, and scant meals of rabbit stew and oatcake.
Linscott showers the reader with clues and suspects galore, in the classic mystery tradition, while obscuring their true import until the very end. Her evocation of Cumberland circa 1901 is brillant and the mind-set of her late-Victorian characters is entirely believable.
I take this to be a prequel to Nell Bray's later adventures as a sleuth. If so, it is a very attractive beginning.
Onnell
Nell Bray, an Oxford student in 1900 has decided to spend a summer holiday with her friends at a classmate's uncle's house in the Lake District. Unfortunately, they discover that the uncle may have inadvertently murdered someone and he is being harassed. When a horse rides onto the farm through an early morning mist with a dead body on it's back, things turn especially ugly.
Gillian Linscott succeeds in bringing the Lake District of a century ago very much alive. The well drawn characters make full use of the landscape as Nell tries to get to the bottom of the murders. However, the story lacks true interest or progression. In a sense, it resonates with the heritage of the countryhouse mystery but without the sense of fun. Overall, a very ordinary effort.
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