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eBook Blood on the Wood (Nell Bray Mystery) epub

by Lin Sagovsky,Gillian Linscott

eBook Blood on the Wood (Nell Bray Mystery) epub
  • ISBN: 0754097161
  • Author: Lin Sagovsky,Gillian Linscott
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books (May 2004)
  • ePUB size: 1434 kb
  • FB2 size 1529 kb
  • Formats lit azw mobi doc


Blood On The Wood book. This mystery set in the era of the suffragette is another well worth reading historical mystery.

Blood On The Wood book. Suffragette Nell Bray is sent to collect a valuable painting that.

Book in the Nell Bray Series). Linscott's spirited suffragette, Nell Bray, finds herself explaining to the police how she discovered a body in the course of a midnight robbery as this latest mystery of murder and politics in early 1900s Britain gets underway. It all happened because a valuable painting, bequeathed to the Women's Social and Political Union, turned out to be a fake - commissioned after.

Blood on the Wood Nell Bray Mysteries (Том 11).

After Edwardian British suffragette Bray discovers that a valuable painting bequeathed to the suffragettes is fake, she breaks into the owner's house to substitute the fake for the real. When she does, she chances upon murder. A good choice for historical fans. Blood on the Wood Nell Bray Mysteries (Том 11).

After three years of traipsing across Europe with her lovesick, widowed mother, Nell Bray has finally found her way to Oxford University. There she has befriended the beautiful Imogen and the charming Midge. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it.

Once again, Gillian Linscott guides her delightfully starchy heroine through the politics, personalities, and perils of early twentieth-century England.

When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. Once again, Gillian Linscott guides her delightfully starchy heroine through the politics, personalities, and perils of early twentieth-century England.

Also by Gillian Linscott. To Jane Jakeman, who chose a picture for Nell to steal. The Dolefull Dance and Song of Death. The constable prodded at a dead butterfly with the end of his pencil, not looking at us. It must have been dead for some days on the scratched table in this stuffy little room because its wing crumbled to dust as soon as the pencil touched it. ‘What I don’t entirely understan. the inspector said. What I’m not entirely clear on, Miss Bray, was how you happened to find the body. ‘I opened the cabinet in the studio and it was there.

April 2004 : UK Audio Cassette.

Blood on the Wood (Nell Bray Mysteries). YA- Nellie Bray, amateur detective and ardent suffragette, is reluctantly drawn into investigating the murderous happenings at a World War I military hospital in Wales

Blood on the Wood (Nell Bray Mysteries). YA- Nellie Bray, amateur detective and ardent suffragette, is reluctantly drawn into investigating the murderous happenings at a World War I military hospital in Wales. As in her earlier adventure, Sister Beneath the Sheet (St. Martin's P. 1991), Nellie tackles the problem with guts and humor and proceeds at breakneck speed to upset the establishment, the military, and conventional society.

A tall man was sitting beside him; both of them wore dark suits and bowler hats. Carol was waiting at the front door. The tall man got down and shook hands with her. turned the gig and drove it away down the side of the house, probably to the stable yard. When I got to the door Carol introduced the thin man as Timothy Galway, the solicitor friend from London who knew about criminal work. I liked the look of him. He was in his thirties, calm and measured in the way he moved but with observant eyes.

Comments: (3)
Zugar
It started with a painting. When a dying suffragette leaves a painting to the 'movement,' activist Nell Bray is sent down to the Cotswolds in rural England to pick it up. The suffragette's family tries to foist off a counterfeit and Nell end up cast into an adventure that starts with a plot to steal the real painting--and ends up with broken engagements and murder. Everyone in the Venn family seems to be hiding something. At first, Nell is willing to believe that they are simply trying to protect the fiancee--but could their motives be darker? Could her revolutionary acquaintance, Harry Hawthorne be right that the family was willing to kill to protect their property--and kill again if necessary?
Set in the early twentieth century when woman's suffrage is still a distant hope, when revolutionary socialists are filled with hope for the worker's utopia, and when women still need to be concerned about their social standing and their chances of being 'ruined,' BLOOD ON THE WOOD is a strangely powerful mystery. Nell Bray is an entertainingly complex character--hard-working for suffrage but realistic enough to know that it will take time and compromise. Her moral dilemma over how much to tell the police rings true. Author Gillian Linscott does a fine job depicting those turbulant times and the characters who lived through them. The suspects--song-hunting dilitante, Daniel; widower Oliver; jilted fiancee Felicia; and too-clever lawyer Adam are all worth looking at--all have motives, all could have benefitted through murder.
If you're looking for a cerebrial mystery with a charming early-twentieth century setting, BLOOD ON THE WOOD is a can't miss opportunity. I enjoyed this one a lot.
Ziena
Linscott's spirited suffragette, Nell Bray, finds herself explaining to the police how she discovered a body in the course of a midnight robbery as this latest mystery of murder and politics in early 1900s Britain gets underway.
It all happened because a valuable painting, bequeathed to the Women's Social and Political Union, turned out to be a fake - commissioned after its owner's death by her husband, Oliver Venn. So, when a splinter group of the Fabians - the Scipians -gathers to camp at the Venn's, Nell decides to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, by sounding out the Scipians' commitment to women's suffrage while confronting Venn about the painting.
It's the younger Venn son, Daniel, a collector of folk music, who comes up with the plan that Nell should steal the picture that's rightfully hers. Daniel has also just got himself engaged to a silent, abused member of the agrarian classes, no matter that he's already engaged to quite a nice woman of his own sort. It's the downtrodden waif who turns up dead during Nell's quasi-sanctioned theft.
The historical detail, from ladies' fashions to radical politics, merges unobtrusively with the mystery through the likable and entertaining voice of the intrepid Nell. Her sleuthing skills emerge naturally from her forthright personality, as do her well-reasoned forays into the woods in the dead of night after a killer. A delightful series.
Cordabor
Suffragette Philomena Venn donates to the Women's Social and Political Union a valuable painting by renowned French artist Boucher in her will. Member Nell Bray goes to collect the painting so that the group can sell it for a needed influx of cash. When she receives a forgery from the deceased's family and the widower refuses to do the right thing by his wife, Nell takes it upon herself to steal the real one and replace it with the fake.
Breaking and entering Mr. Venn's house in the middle of the night proves rather easy. However, the switch is deferred when Nell finds a corpse. Someone murdered the victim and as Nell explains to the constable why she was in the house, she vows to herself to uncover the identity of the culprit so can clear her name.
BLOOD ON THE WOOD is an engaging historical mystery that brings to life the early struggles of the suffragette movement in England. The fine amateur sleuth theme is cleverly enhanced by unpretentious looks at early twentieth century society mostly by the extended Venn family, suffragette sisters, or the heroine. Nell as the center of the tale is the real deal so that the audience obtains a wonderful novel that showcases a bygone period in a delightful way as does the previous Bray books do (see DEAD MAN RIDING and PERFECT DAUGHTER).
Harriet Klausner
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