Swan Song ebook
by Edmund Crispin
And Edmund Crispin's delightful series starring Gervase Fen-the Oxford don and quirky amateur detective-is a marvelous example of academic mysteries done right. There is witty, sparkling dialogue.
And Edmund Crispin's delightful series starring Gervase Fen-the Oxford don and quirky amateur detective-is a marvelous example of academic mysteries done right. There is intellectual goes C. S. Lewis," said Fen suddenly.
Edmund Crispin’s real name was Bruce Montgomery. He was born in 1921 of Scots-Irish parentage. The Glimpse of the Moon. He worked for two years as assistant master at a public school and later established himself as a composer. My dear Godfrey, You’re not, I fancy, an habitual reader of such murderous tales as this, and in the ordinary way I should be decidedly shy of dedicating one of them to you. But a book with a background of Die Meistersinger – well, what else could I do?
But Swan Song is completely satisfactory as an investigative experience. This is one of Crispin's better books. The Gervase Fen books are all quite good. This one involves the presentation of an opera.
But Swan Song is completely satisfactory as an investigative experience. There are plenty of clues, if you manage to spot them, and some wonderful twists and misdirection. Murders and near-murders are plentiful.
‘You’d scarcely say that,’ Adam answered, ‘if you’d known Shorthouse. He will not be very much mourned. The three men paused on the kerb to let a lorry go by before crossing St Giles’. whirlwind of snowflakes was swept among them by the wind. All the same,’ Fen resumed when they were half-way across, ‘good singers are rare. And as far as I’m able to judge’ – his confident manner tended to nullify this reservation – ‘he was good. Certainly he was good. No one would have put up with him for two minutes if he hadn’t been.
Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery, an English crime writer and composer. He also composed the music for many of the Carry On films.
Swan Song (1947) (published in the United States as Dead and Dumb). Whittle, David (2007). Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books. Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 4. ^ John Bowen in The Oldie, April 2011. Love Lies Bleeding (1948). Buried for Pleasure (1948).
About Edmund Crispin. Robert Bruce Montgomery was born in Buckinghamshire in 1921, and was a golden age crime writer as well as a successful concert pianist and composer. Under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin, he wrote nine detective novels and 42 short stories, combining farcical situations with literary references and sharply observed characterisation. His professional film scores included the well-known scores for the Carry On series.
As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as . Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. When an opera company gathers in Oxford for the first post-war production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger its happiness is soon soured by the discovery that the unpleasant Edwin Shorthouse will be singing a leading role.
by. Crispin, Edmund, 1921-1978. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.