Frequent Hearses

Edmund Crispin. FREQUENT HEARSES EDMUND CRISPIN On all the line a
sudden vengeance waits, And frequent.

Author: Edmund Crispin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144820688X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Stars, Starlets, Floozies and factotums to the film world – Gervase Fen suspects them all... The young actress, Gloria Scott, drowns after throwing herself off Waterloo Bridge. The news sends shock-waves around her film studio where Gervase Fen, Oxford Don and amateur criminologist, just so happens to be working. With help from friend the Inspector Humbleby, the tragic loss of young life leads them to many more dark places. Young Ms. Scott's apartment has been searched, and all signs of her real identity have been removed, and what's more, minutes before Humbleby interrogates her co-workers, one of them, a lecherous cameraman, is poisoned. Equal parts compelling, witty and ingenuous, this novel is a classic example of great British detective fiction. First published in 1950, Frequent Hearses was Edmund Crispin's seventh novel.

Bruce Montgomery Edmund Crispin A Life in Music and Books

'Frequent Hearses runs on more formal lines than any previous crispin',14 was
one comment, and another lamented his own previous remarks: i railed against
his undergraduate cleverness, but now that he writes a straightforward crime
story ...

Author: David Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351572989

Category: Music

Page: 336

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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.

Twelve Englishmen of Mystery

Frequent Hearses adds to this gallery a prominent film family — an actress , a
director , a cameraman and a worker in the script department , the latter the only
decent one of the lot , who thoughtlessly destroy an aspiring young actress ...

Author: Earl F. Bargainnier

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879722500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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There are hundreds of satisfactory and satisfying British mystery writers whose works should be studied both for their own individual accomplishments and for their comments on the society in which they were published, in the last 150 years, but who have not received any critical comment lately. This volume is designed to correct that fault in a dozen of those unjustifiably neglected British authors: Wilkie Collins, A.E.W. Mason, G.K. Chesterton, H.C. Bailey, Anthony Berkeley Cox, Nicholas Blake, Michael Gilbert, Julian Symons, Dick Francis, Edmund Crispin, H.R.F. Keating, and Simon Brett.

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Figures of Elocution exemplified or Directions for reading and reciting such figures of speech as most frequently occur in the best writings etc

Thus shall your wives , and thus your children fall : On all the line a sudden
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The London Journal and Weekly Record of Literature Science and Art

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The poetical works of Alexander Pope With memoir critical diss and explanatory notes The text ed by C C Clarke

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children fall : On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
shall besiege your gates . There passengers shall stand , and pointing say , (
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope Ed by R Carruthers

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children fall : On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
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The English Poets Addison to Blade

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A Household Book of English Poetry

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Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

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Category: English poetry

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The poetical works of Alexander Pope with a life by A Dyce

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children fall : On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
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Tewin water or The story of lady Cathcart a suppl to the History of Enfield

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Specimens of English poetry New edition For the use of Charterhouse School

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A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

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Author: Charles Mackay

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Category: English poetry

Page: 602

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The Aldine Edition of the British Poets

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Addison to Blake

Thus , if eternal justice rules the ball , Thus shall your wives , and thus your
children fall : On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
shall besiege your gates ; There passengers shall stand , and pointing say (
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Author: Thomas Humphry Ward

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Category: English poetry

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The English Poets

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children fall : On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
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Author: Matthew Arnold

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Category: English poetry

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Specimens of English poetry For the use of Charterhouse school

Thus , if eternal Justice rules the ball , Thus shall your wives , and thus your
children fall : On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
shall besiege your gates ; There passengers shall stand , and pointing say ...

Author: English poetry

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A thousand and one Gems of English poetry selected and arranged by Charles Mackay

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, and pointing say ( While the long fun'rals blacken all the way ) , Lo ! these were
they , whose souls the Furies steel'd , And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to ...

Author: Charles Mackay

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The Poetical Works of Pope and Collins

Thus , if eternal justice rules the ball , Thus shall your wives , and thus your
children fall ; On all the line a sudden vengeance waits , And frequent hearses
shall besiege your gates ; There passengers shall stand , and pointing say (
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Author: Alexander Pope

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Category: Poetry

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