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Murder on Deck!: Shipboard and Shoreline Mystery Stories
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Murder on Deck!: Shipboard and Shoreline Mystery Stories (Hardback)

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Perfect for anyone who harbours a love of the sea or simply of mystery stories, this is an intriguing new selection of tales in which crimes and their solutions occur in shipboard or shoreline environments. Luminaries past and present are represented, with selections spanning a wide range of moods: from the humorous work of Catherine Aird to a psychologically chilling piece by Susan Moody. Stories feature well-loved characters in a variety of waterside settings: John Mortimer's Rumpole and She Who Must be Obeyed, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and Edward D. Hoch's Nick Velvet all find their vacation cruises interrupted by crimes requiring their services. The book also features translations of works by such famed international authors as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Saho Sasazawa, and, for the first time ever in English, Chris Rippen of the Netherlands. Each story is introduced by a brief essay noting the hallmarks of the author's work, and providing the reader with an enticing comment about each highly original use of the waterside setting.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 01/04/1998 ISBN-13: 9780195086034  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Rosemary Herbert is mystery book review columnist for the Boston Herald, coeditor with Tony Hillerman of The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories, editor of Twelve American Crime Stories, and editor in chief of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. She lives in Newtonville, Massachusetts.

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