Summary Book Review Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James:
Download or read book Shroud for a Nightingale written by P. D. James and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.' New York Times When secrets get out, no one is safe . . . On a crisp January morning, a group of third year nursing students gathers early for a clinical lesson. They have no idea that they are about to witness the gruesome murder of one of their classmates. Before the month is over, another student turns up dead, this time of an apparent suicide. But could these deaths be connected? Superintendent Adam Dalgleish thinks so. Though the motive is carefully obscured by a web of secrets, blackmail, and lies, he is determined to uncover the truth - before the killer can strike again. 'Plenty of scrupulously laid false trails, credible detectives and a totally unexpected ending.' Sunday Telegraph 'James manages a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match.' The Times
Summary Book Review P.D. James by Laurel A. Young:
Download or read book P.D. James written by Laurel A. Young and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England's "Queen of Crime." Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her series detectives, Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and private eye Cordelia Gray. Stand-alone works include the dystopian The Children of Men (1992) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011), a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. James's careful plotting has earned comparison with Golden Age British detective writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet James's work is thoroughly modern, with realistic descriptions of police procedures and the echoes and aftereffects of crime. This literary companion includes more than 700 encyclopedic entries covering the characters, settings and themes of her published writing, along with a career chronology, chronological and alphabetical listings of her works, and an exhaustive index.
Summary Book Review The Nurse in Popular Media by Marcus K. Harmes:
Download or read book The Nurse in Popular Media written by Marcus K. Harmes and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-10-18 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The image of the nurse is ubiquitous, both in life and in popular media. One of the earliest instances of nursing and media intersecting is the Edison phonographic recording of Florence Nightingale's voice in 1890. Since then, a parade of nurses, good, bad or otherwise, has appeared on both cinema and television screens. How do we interpret the many different types of nurses--real and fictional, lifelike and distorted, sexual and forbidding--who are so visible in the public consciousness? This book is a comprehensive collection of unique insights from scholars across the Western world. Essays explore a diversity of nursing types that traverse popular characterizations of nurses from various time periods. The shifting roles of nurses are explored across media, including picture postcards, film, television, journalism and the collection and preservation of uniforms and memorabilia.
Summary Book Review The Doctor in Literature: Private life by Solomon Posen:
Download or read book The Doctor in Literature: Private life written by Solomon Posen and published by Radcliffe Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a structured, annotated and indexed anthology dealing with the personality and the behaviour of doctors, and doctor-patient relationships - ideal for medical humanities courses.
Summary Book Review Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers by NA NA:
Download or read book Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers written by NA NA and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-12-25 with total page 1568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell by S. Rowland:
Download or read book From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell written by S. Rowland and published by Springer. This book was released on 2000-12-19 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell is the first book to consider seriously the hugely popular and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L.Sayers, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. Providing studies of forty-two key novels, this volume introduces these authors for students and the general reader in the context of their lives, and of critical debates on gender, colonialism, psychoanalysis, the Gothic, and feminism. It includes interviews with P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine.
Summary Book Review Figure On The Carpet: Detective Fiction And Literature by Martin Priestman:
Download or read book Figure On The Carpet: Detective Fiction And Literature written by Martin Priestman and published by Springer. This book was released on 1990-09-20 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Mortaja para un ruiseñor / Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James:
Download or read book Mortaja para un ruiseñor / Shroud for a Nightingale written by P. D. James and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2017-07-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: En casi todas las cosas, el hospital John Carpendar era un hospital modélico. Nada parecía enturbiar esta impresión... hasta que una enfermera aparece muerta en extrañas circunstancias, y una segunda aumenta la macabra lista al poco tiempo. El superintendente Adam Dalgliesh va a ser el encargado de encontrar las respuestas a las preguntas que se plantean. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient, she is brutally murdered. Another student dies equally mysteriously. It is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder.
Summary Book Review The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film by Alan Goble:
Download or read book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film written by Alan Goble and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 1039 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Medical Women and Victorian Fiction by Kristine Swenson:
Download or read book Medical Women and Victorian Fiction written by Kristine Swenson and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Medical Women and Victorian Fiction, Kristine Swenson explores the cultural intersections of fiction, feminism, and medicine during the second half of the nineteenth century in Britain and her colonies by looking at the complex and reciprocal relationship between women and medicine in Victorian culture. Her examination centers around two distinct though related figures: the Nightingale nurse and the New Woman doctor. The medical women in the fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell (Ruth), Wilkie Collins (The Woman in White), Dr. Margaret Todd (Mona McLean, Medical Student), Hilda Gregg (Peace with Honour), and others are analyzed in relation to nonfictional discussions of nurses and women doctors in medical publications, nursing tracts, feminist histories, and newspapers. Victorian anxieties over sexuality, disease, and moral corruption came together most persistently around the figure of a prostitute. However, Swenson takes as her focus for this volume an opposing figure, the medical woman, whom Victorians deployed to combat these social ills. As symbols of traditional female morality informed and transformed by the new social and medical sciences, representations of medical women influenced public debate surrounding women's education and employment, the Contagious Diseases Acts, and the health of the empire. At the same time, the presence of these educated, independent women, who received payment for performing tasks traditionally assigned to domestic women or servants, inevitably altered the meaning of womanhood and the positions of other women in Victorian culture. Swenson challenges more conventional histories of the rise of the actual nurse and the woman doctor by treating as equally important the development of cultural representations of these figures.
Summary Book Review The Mystery Fancier (Vol. 1 No. 5) September 1977 by Guy M. Townsend:
Download or read book The Mystery Fancier (Vol. 1 No. 5) September 1977 written by Guy M. Townsend and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-08-01 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Mystery Fancier, Volume 1 Number 5, September 1977, contains: "Piercing the Closed Circle: The Technique of Point of View in Works by P. D. James," by Jane S. Bakerman, "Fear and Loathing With the Lone Wolf," by George Kelley, "The Avon Classic Crime Collection," by Jeff Meyerson, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga, Part III," by Guy M. Townsend.
Summary Book Review A Companion to Crime Fiction by Charles J. Rzepka:
Download or read book A Companion to Crime Fiction written by Charles J. Rzepka and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-07-13 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography
Summary Book Review Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900 by Clive Bloom:
Download or read book Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900 written by Clive Bloom and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-03 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts the publishing industry and bestselling fiction from 1900, featuring a comprehensive list of all bestselling fiction titles in the UK. This third edition includes a new introduction which features additional information on current trends in reading including the rise of Black, Asian and LGBTQIA+ publishing; the continuing importance of certain genres and up to date trends in publishing, bookselling, library borrowing and literacy. There are sections on writing for children, on the importance of audiobooks and book clubs, self- published bestsellers as well as many new entries to the present day including bestselling authors such as David Walliams, Peter James, George R R Martin and far less well known authors whose books s sell in their thousands. This is the essential guide to best-selling books, authors, genres, publishing and bookselling since 1900, providing a unique insight into more than a century of entertainment, and opening a window into the reading habits and social life of the British from the death of Queen Victoria to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Summary Book Review Women of Mystery by Martha Hailey DuBose:
Download or read book Women of Mystery written by Martha Hailey DuBose and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2000-12-11 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into the lives of significant women mystery writers from Anna Katherine Green and Mary Roberts Rinehart with critical essays on their work, anecdotes, contemporary reviews and opinions and some of the women's own comments. She takes us through the Golden Age of the British women mystery writers, Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham and Tey, to the leading crime novelists of today, focused on the women who have become legends of the genre. And though she laments, "so many mysteries, so little time," she makes a good effort a mentioning "some of the best of the rest." When DuBose writes of the lives of her principal players, she relates them to their times, their families, their personal situations and above all to their books. She subtly points out that Sayers, whose experience with the men in her life was inevitably disastrous, created in Lord Peter the ideal lover -- one who is all that a woman desires and needs. DuBose gives us the curriculum vitae that Dorothy Sayers created to help her bring Peter Wimsey to a virtual actuality. Ngaio Marsh would give up an active presence in the theatrical world she loved, but she recreated it for herself as well as her readers in many of her novels. The biographies of these woman are as engrossing as the stories they wrote, and Martha DuBose has shined a different, intimate and intriguing light on them, their works, and the lives that informed those works. This book is so full of treasure it's hard to see how any mystery enthusiast will be able to do without it. And what a gift it would make for anyone on your list who has been heard to announce "I love a mystery." Some of the treats inside: In the Beginning: The Mothers of Detection Anna Katherine Green Mary Roberts Rinehart A Golden Era: The Genteel Puzzlers Agatha Christie Dorothy L. Sayers Ngaio Marsh Margery Allingham Josephine Tey Modern Motives: Mysteries of the Murderous Mind Patricia Highsmith P.D. James Ruth Rendell Mary Higgins Clark Sue Grafton and more!!
Summary Book Review Women Authors of Detective Series by Moira Davison Reynolds:
Download or read book Women Authors of Detective Series written by Moira Davison Reynolds and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-07-06 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the roots of the detective novel go back to the 19th century, the genre reached its height around 1925 to 1945. This work presents information on 21 British and American women who wrote during the 20th century. As a group they were largely responsible for the great popularity of the detective novel in the first half of the century. The British authors are Dora Turnbull (Patricia Wentworth), Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey), Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters), Phyllis Dorothy James White (P.D. James), Gwendoline Butler (Jennie Melville), and Ruth Rendell, and the Americans are Patricia Highsmith, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Amanda Cross), Edna Buchanan, Kate Gallison, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Patricia Cornwell, Carol Higgins Clark, and Megan Mallory Rust. A flavor of each author’s work is provided.
Summary Book Review The Doctor in Literature by Solomon Posen:
Download or read book The Doctor in Literature written by Solomon Posen and published by Radcliffe Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Posen, a retired physician and a former English major, has indexed 1500 passages from approximately 600 novels, short stories and plays describing physicians. He also analyzes several persistent themes in literature, such as doctors' fees, lack of time, bedside manner and social status. Posen's extensive research has uncovered a resentment of doctors and a discontent with the medical profession that transcends time and place. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Summary Book Review Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books by David Whittle:
Download or read book Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books written by David Whittle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under his real name, Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) wrote concert music and the scores for almost 50 feature films, including some of the most enduring British comedies of the twentieth century, amongst them a number in the series started by Doctor in the House and the first six Carry On films. Under the pseudonym of Edmund Crispin he enjoyed equal success as an author, writing nine highly acclaimed detective novels and a number of short crime stories, as well as compiling anthologies of science fiction which helped to increase the profile of the genre. A close friend of both Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis, Montgomery did much to encourage their work. In this first biography of Montgomery, David Whittle draws on interviews with people who knew the writer and composer. These interviews, together with in-depth research, provide great insight into the development of Montgomery as a crime fiction writer and as a composer in the ever-demanding world of films. During the late 1950s and early '60s these demands were to prove too much for Montgomery. Alcoholism combined with the onset of osteoporosis and a retreat into a semi-reclusive lifestyle resulted in him writing and composing virtually nothing during the last 15 years of his life. David Whittle examines the reasons for Montgomery's early and rapid decline in this thoroughly researched and engagingly written biography.