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cecil day lewis

C. Day Lewis/Nicholas Blake

Cecil Day-Lewis (1904–1972) was an Irish-born poet. He was Poet Laureate for Britain from 1968 until his death in 1972 and, under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake, a mystery writer. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis. He wrote twenty detective novels as Nicholas Blake, most of them featuring Nigel Strangeways, a charming amateur sleuth who uses literary references to solve mysteries. The novels follow Strangeways’ story from his idealistic early days, through the darker days of World War II and the death of his wife, to the more self-aware stories of the 1950s and 1960s.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

A Question of Proof (1935)
Thou Shell of Death (1936)
There’s Trouble Brewing (1937)
The Beast Must Die (1938)
The Smiler With The Knife (1939)
Malice in Wonderland (1940)
The Case of the Abominable Snowman (1941)
Minute for Murder (1947)
Head of a Traveller (1949)
The Dreadful Hollow (1953)
The Whisper in the Gloom (1954)
A Tangled Web (1956)
End of Chapter (1957)
A Penknife in my Heart (1958)
The Widow’s Cruise (1959)
The Worm of Death (1961)
The Deadly Joker (1963)
The Sad Variety (1964)
The Morning After Death (1966)
The Private Wound (1968)

 

 

 

 

 

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CAMILLA SHESTOPAL
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C. Day Lewis/Nicholas Blake
 

A QUESTION OF PROOF

 

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

The annual Sports Day at respected public school, Sudeley Hall, ends in tragedy when the headmaster’s obnoxious nephew is found strangled in a haystack. The boy was despised by staff and students alike but English master Michael Evans, who was seen sharing a kiss with the headmaster’s beautiful young wife earlier that day, soon becomes a prime suspect for the murder. Luckily, his friend Nigel Strangeways, nephew to the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard, is on hand to help investigate the case.

A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery – the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.

 

Published: VINTAGE CLASSICS, 3rd May 2012

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C. Day Lewis/Nicholas Blake
 

THE BEAST MUST DIE

 

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

 

Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder – a murder that he himself will commit.

Cairns intends to murder the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect, the author insists that he has been framed. An old friend of Cairns calls in private detective Nigel Strangeways, who must unravel a fiendishly plotted mystery if he is to discover what really happened to George Rattery.

The Beast Must Die is one of Nicholas Blake’s most acclaimed novels and was picked by the Observer as one of the 1,000 novels everyone must read.

A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery – the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.

 

Published: VINTAGE CLASSICS, 3rd May 2012

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THERE’S TROUBLE BREWING

 

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

 

Private detective and poet Nigel Strangeways is invited to address the Maiden Astbury literary society. The picturesque Dorset town is home to Bunnett’s Brewery, run by the much disliked, and feared, Eustace Bunnett and shortly before Nigel’s visit, Bunnett’s dog Truffles, was found dead in one of the brewery’s vats. The culprit was never caught – although there was no shortage of suspects – but when a body is then found in the same vat, boiled down to its bones, Nigel is called into action to help capture the killer.

The third book in the Nigel Strangeways series, this is a gloriously inventive, puzzling and witty investigation to delight all fans of classic crime.

A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery – the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.

 

Published: VINTAGE CLASSICS, 3rd May 2012

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THOU SHELL OF DEATH

 

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

 

Fergus O’Brien, a legendary World War One flying ace with several skeletons hidden in his closet, receives a series of mocking letters predicting that he will be murdered on Boxing Day.

Undaunted, O’Brien throws a Christmas party, inviting everyone who could be suspected of making the threats, along with private detective Nigel Strangeways. But despite Nigel’s presence, the former pilot is found dead, just as predicted, and Nigel is left to aid the local police in their investigation while trying to ignore his growing attraction to one of the other guests – and suspects – explorer Georgina Cavendish.

A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery – the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.

 

Published: VINTAGE CLASSICS, 3rd May 2012

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