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Cyril Hare (1900–1958)

Teoksen An English Murder tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

An English Murder (1951) 453 kappaletta
Tuomarit ja tuomitut (1942) 335 kappaletta
The Wind Blows Death (1949) 231 kappaletta
Tenant for Death (1937) 218 kappaletta
With a Bare Bodkin (1946) 216 kappaletta
Suicide Excepted (1939) 211 kappaletta
Untimely Death (1957) 202 kappaletta
That Yew Tree's Shade (1954) 188 kappaletta
Kuolema ja kalamiehet (1938) 150 kappaletta
Syyllinen, syyllisempi, viaton (1959) 134 kappaletta
The Magic Bottle (1946) 4 kappaletta

Associated Works

Murha maaseudulla (1989) — Avustaja — 468 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 392 kappaletta
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Avustaja — 266 kappaletta
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018) — Avustaja — 177 kappaletta
Bodies from the Library (2018) — Avustaja — 109 kappaletta
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Avustaja — 95 kappaletta
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Murder by the Seaside: Classic Crime Stories for Summer (2022) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Mehr Morde (1961) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Haunted and the Haunters (1975) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Evening Standard Detective Book: Second Series (1951) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
A book of shorter stories (1962) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Modern Detective Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Planned Departures (1958) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1960/11 (1960) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Best Legal Stories 2 (1970) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Choice of Weapons — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Best Legal Stories — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Nye kriminalhistorier (1969) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Die 7 Todsünden (2007) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1958/08 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Einige Morde : Mordgeschichten — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Best Crime Stories 2 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Clark, Alfred Alexander Gordon
St Michael Churchyard Mickleham, Mole Valley District, Surrey, England
Mickleham, Surrey, England
Box Hill, Surrey, England, UK
Battersea, London, England, UK
Mickleham, Surrey, England, UK
Oxford University (New College)
Rugby School, Rugby, England, UK
St Aubyn's, Rottingdean
crime novelist
short story writer
Detection Club
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Cyril Hare's pen name was reportedly derived from a mixture of Hare Court, where he worked as a lawyer, and Cyril Mansions in Battersea, where he lived. As a young man and during the early days of World War II, Hare served as a touring judge's marshal, an experience he used in his novels.   Between 1942 and 1945 he worked at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  He served a short time at the Ministry of Economic Warfare, and the wartime civil service. In 1950 he was appointed county court judge in Surrey.  Hare suffered from tuberculosis and died at the age of 57.



A satisfying murder mystery which feels deeply classic but also oddly modern. Classic, because it is set in a snowed-in country house over a 36-hour period, with the suspects restricted to our main cast - everyone of them noble on the surface but deeply shabby within - and a bunch of unseen servants, of course. Modern, because this is a novel in which a socialist Chancellor and a neo-Fascist make up two members of the family, whose guests include a variety of upper-class types realising their day is nearly done, lower-class types on the make, and a refugee from Hitler's Europe who sees through all of this nonsense. (More than once, I had to remind myself this was an authentic novel of the 1950s, and not an Anthony Horowitz pastiche.)

Like most crime fiction novels, the second half is less exciting than the setup, although the plot holds together quite well. I would like to adapt this for the screen, I think. It could make an enjoyable - and timely - TV film.
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therebelprince | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
I never try to figure out the solutions to murder mysteries anyhow, and I wouldn't have been able to in this. For me, it's the quality of the journey with Cyril Hare. And he does, in the very end, tell you why these murders are peculiarly English.
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ReadMeAnother | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 10, 2023 |
Very english. :) A nice classic british locked-room mystery (of the isolated group variety, not a literal locked room).
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Kiramke | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
Maybe even 4.5*

I found Hare’s setting in this one very amusing (a satire of WW2 British bureaucracy, it’s set in the Bureau of Pin Control and has a subplot about black market trading in pins!) and the mystery was very good. I thought that I had figured it out but not so!
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leslie.98 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |



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