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The plot of the novel is based very loosely on the real-life activities of the Molly Maguires and, particularly, of Pinkerton agent James McParland. The novel is divided into two parts: in the first, Holmes investigates an apparent murder and discovers that the body belongs to another man; and in the second, the story of the man originally thought to have been the victim is told. The story is complex, involving a secret between four ex-cons from India and a hidden treasure.
More complex than the first Holmes novel, The Sign of Four also introduces the detective's drug habit and leaves breadcrumbs for the reader that lead toward the final resolution. Published to popular acclaim in , this satire, considered the first important contribution to American comic literature, was Washington Irving's first book. It begins by relating the creation and population of the world, including the discovery of what would become New York. It ends by recording the eventual fall of the Dutch dynasty. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle 22 May — 7 July was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Brigadier Gerard is the hero of a series of comic short stories by the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle. Gerard's most notable attribute is his vanity — he is utterly convinced that he is the bravest soldier, greatest swordsman, most accomplished horseman and most gallant lover in all France. Gerard is not entirely wrong, since he displays notable bravery on many occasions, but his self-satisfaction undercuts this quite often. Obsessed with honour and glory, he is always ready with a stirring speech or a gallant remark to a lady.
Near their residence, Branksome, is The Cloomber Hall, for many years untenanted. General Heatherstone is nervous to the point of being paranoid. As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that his fears are connected with some people in India whom he has offended somehow. People hear a strange sound, like the tolling of a bell, in his presence, which seems to cause the general great discomfort. Every year his paranoia reaches its climax around the fifth of October, after which date his fears subside for a while. After some time there is a shipwreck in the bay and among the survivors are three Buddhist priests who had boarded the ship from Kurrachee.
His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories eight in American editions by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. Originally published in , it contains the various Holmes stories published between and , as well as the one-off title story from The collection was originally called Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes and did not contain the actual story His Last Bow, which appeared later, after the full-length The Valley of Fear was published.
However later editions added it and changed the title. Some recent complete editions have restored the earlier title. When the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes were published in the USA for the first time, the publishers believed "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" was too scandalous for the American public, since it dealt with the theme of adultery. Even today, most American editions of the canon include it with His Last Bow, while most British editions keep the story in its original place in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in — although setting it before Holmes' death Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. This is the founding story of Astoria and the people who made it possible… Excerpt: "Two leading objects of commercial gain have given birth to wide and daring enterprise in the early history of the Americas; the precious metals of the South, and the rich peltries of the North The rich landowner Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in the park of his manor surrounded by the grim moor of Dartmoor, in the county of Devon.
With some authors that might seem a little show-offy, a bit look-at-me, but I never get that feeling from Roberts' books. If you get these references they add to the enjoyment, but understanding the book doesn't depend on getting them, and there's lots of fun to be had here anyway. The book ends with many open questions for both Alma and the reader, and I'm really hoping that Roberts will return to R! Angie T, Reviewer. Wow, this was certainly different, how on earth do you describe it. Other reviewers have done a very good job I am struggling I must admit, I want to do the book justice but have never read anything like it before, and my review will probably reflect that.
I have started deliberately to read book outside my usual comfort zone to make my reading a bit more interesting, and this book fulfills that criteria and then some It is a locked room mystery, that is the easy part to describe. Ok, here goes, the main character is Alma and the book is set in the near future with some pretty wacky goings on, one of them being the fact that Alma has a time limit to everything she does as she has to go and help her partner Marquerita who relies on her for medical assistance, that is putting it very simply.
The story was great the pace was really good and it kept me page turning and puzzling. It must be wonderful to have an imagination like this author does,and he transcribes it to paper really well. I don't want to do any spoilers all I can say is if you have an open mind and are prepared to have your mind boggled, step this way you won't be disappointed I thought it was great and would hope others enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for an ARC in return for an honest review.
Sarah H, Reviewer. I was convinced initially that this was going to be the classic closed-room mystery — until the action suddenly kicked off, the plot jinked sideways and it all turned into something quite different… I love it when that happens! There are only a handful of writers that can pull off these flourishes with such panache, but Roberts happens to be one of them. The story surged forward, as the worldmaking redefined this thriller into something quite different. Alongside the case, Roberts rolls out this intriguing world where increasingly the majority of people live and work in the virtual paradise that is the Shine.
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So what happens to the increasingly lopsided power dynamic between the virtual governing body and the real-time government? Amidst the mayhem of full-on action scenes, there are some also genuinely amusing moments — I loved the faces of famous Britons that have been carved into the chalk cliffs of Dover to try and provide some belated attraction in the real world.
Rebranding the town of Reading as R! However, that is a minor grumble — overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable near-future whodunit and I notice with joy in my heart that it is the first in a series. Kath B, Reviewer. I read this book as part of my on-going attempt to diversify my reading. I usually stick to the same old genres but this year I have been dipping my toes into more sci-fi and fantasy and, as my go to genre is crime, a sci-fi crime book seemed an ideal book to continue my mission. We have here a traditional locked door mystery. A body is found in the book of a car made at a completely automated factory with cctv at every stage.
There is absolutely no way that it could have been placed there. Alma is called in to investigate. She is a private detective with a penchant for the strange. She has a partner who is desperately ill and requires medical attention which only Alma can perform every four hours so this means that Alma is always clock-watching and has to make sure she has the required time to get back to provide the requisite care.
This is also the reason that she shies away from the Shrine, an alternative, virtual reality that people plug into. But as she starts to investigate, her contract is terminated, her involvement no longer required. She has another, almost as strange, case but she has bills to pay and also, her interest has been piqued by this apparently impossible case so she keeps on with it. It very soon transpires, however, that there are powers that would rather she drops it and they make their wishes blatantly obvious.
Exactly what are they hiding? And who did put the body in the boot?
Can Alma balance her commitment to her partner and get to the truth, and at what cost? This book was brilliant from start to finish. I absolutely loved the sci-fi element to the story although, as a newbie, I have little little experience of whether the things contained within are good or bad but, within my limitations, I could definitely buy into them.
I did get a bit cocky early on when I thought I had it sorted but, I did think that if I was right that it was a little too easy so I wasn't completely convinced and was correct in that way of thinking. It didn't put me off though, not at all, as what happened next was a thrilling ride of paranoia, intrigue, secrets, lies, duplicity and all the other wonderful things you need for a great read of the crime genre all complemented with the added sci-fi elements.
And when the truth eventually came out I was kicking myself a little as I didn't see that as a possible explanation although maybe, in hindsight, I should have. As this is set in England in the not too distant future there are certain elements of the country that have been upgraded, re-branded if you like, some of which were quite amusing especially the white cliffs of Dover! There are also a lot of past references to be had. Most of which required no explanation for me as I must be of the right age but their use at the most appropriate times did make me giggle on occasion.
They also made my connection with the book as a whole much stronger which also helped my overall opinion of what I was reading. It's a book that can be read on many levels. There is quite a bit you can debate if you really go deep enough, all the usual things around data collection and the world we now live in with respect to what you can find on-line. But you also don't have to go that deep. The story itself is enough if you just want a good read.
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All in all, a cracking read for me which left me hungry for more of the same. I am definitely going to check out the author's back catalogue. My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. Ellie W, Reviewer. Adam Roberts' books are definitely for those people who want extra layers in the stories they read. On the surface, The Real-Town Murders is a locked room mystery, albeit in a future setting, but it's also about how governments seek to control and manipulate their citizens. The future technology is written from the point of view of someone who clearly keeps up-to-date with technological advancements of now.
Alma is called in to investigate a murder at a wholly automated car factory, where humans aren't allowed on the shop floor, well not in person. The body was found inside a newly made car, with no evidence to how the killer got in or out. It's not an unusual thought to wonder how VR could transform our work lives. Imagine not having to commute, just logging in from home and interacting with your colleagues as if you were there.
Think how liberating it would be not to be restrained by proximity to work when choosing where to live. This future does not have a housing crisis. It's taken a bit further than that, a lot of people now live in cupboards because they rarely leave the Shine. They get their exercise in mesh suits whilst their mind is elsewhere. Towns in the real world have re-branded in attempt to lure people back Real-Town was once Reading, Basingstoke is now BasingStoked!
Even the White Cliffs of Dover have had a face lift. Of course, in this kind of world there's a lot to say about surveillance and data privacy. What exactly do you sacrifice in exchange for the life you have in the Shine? And what are the disadvantages if you're one of the few not connected? Alma is a carer, as well as a private investigator, one who has no chance to pass her duties on. Her partner Marguerite is living with genehacked malware, which requires treatment every four hours and four minutes. Alma's DNA has been coded into the cure so only she can administer it. As you can imagine, this is problematic when you're wanted by the authorities and it doesn't help that Marguerite is too large to leave their home.
It really adds an element of urgency to the story. Women are not sidelined in this science fiction nor are they stereotypes. Alma is tough but she is also capable of crying, of caring deeply for the woman she loves despite hardship. It definitely passes the Bechdel test with most the key characters being women, even the baddies.
Chrys A, Bookseller. Some really interesting and imaginative ideas make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. The story starts with a "locked room" murder which had such an amazing reveal at the end. Some great word play, although I'm sure that some of it was over my head and a sense of humour throughout. This actually reminds me a lot of Jasper Fforde, which is a big compliment from me.
Tori A, Reviewer. Unfortunately, this book was unable to hold my attention past 50 pages, so I was forced to DNF it. It might be the way it was written Something about it just felt wrong. Durante el evento los sensores pasivos sirven solamente para monitorear las nubes de cenizas. Todos los procesos que ocurren en la superficie no son visibles desde el espacio con este tipo de sensores. Por lo tanto es necesario usar un sistema activo como es el de Radar que permite obtener una vista debajo de las nubes. Ambos ejemplos demuestran el potencial de los sensores activos y pasivos.
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