Murder by Candlelight The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

Interweaving these cultural vignettes alongside criminal history, acclaimed author Michael Beran paints a vivid picture of a time when homicide was thought of as the intrusion of the diabolic into ordinary life.

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Author: Michael Knox Beran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605988214

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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Bringing to life the ghastly ambiance of a vanished epoch, Murder by Candlelight presents a terrifying glimpse of the horror beneath the seeming civility of the Romantic era. In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London which shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes—a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders—was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight, but also by the efforts of some of the keenest minds of the period to uncover the gruesomest details of the killings. These slayings all took place against the backdrop of a London in which the splendor of the fashionable world was haunted by the squalor of the slums. Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, and Percy Bysshe Shelley and others were fascinated by the blood and deviltry of these crimes. In their contemplations of the most notorious murders of their time, they discerned in the act of killing itself a depth of hideousness that we have lost sight of, now living in an age in which murder has been reduced to a problem of social science and skillful detective work. Interweaving these cultural vignettes alongside criminal history, acclaimed author Michael Beran paints a vivid picture of a time when homicide was thought of as the intrusion of the diabolic into ordinary life.

Murder by Candlelight

A dramatic death.

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Author: Blythe Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798610081441

Category:

Page: 206

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A dramatic death... When an evening's entertainment unexpectedly turns into a night of death, Alice Beckingham must discover the motive behind a very public murder. But with hundreds of witnesses, narrowing down her suspects isn't easy. Worse, her investigation makes Alice a target for a killer who doesn't want to be caught. With the always aloof Sherborne Sharp assisting, can Alice stay alive long enough to solve the puzzle? Or will the next curtain rise on yet another murder - her own?

Death by Candlelight

When Mr. Boddy invites his six best friends to be his guests for the weekend, they face murder and mayhem at the mansion, in ten mini-mysteries for young sleuths to solve.

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Author: Marie Jacks

Publisher: Apple

ISBN: 0590623745

Category: Children's literature

Page: 107

View: 778

When Mr. Boddy invites his six best friends to be his guests for the weekend, they face murder and mayhem at the mansion, in ten mini-mysteries for young sleuths to solve.

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

Set against the exotic background of fin-de-siecle London, Paris, Oxford and Edinburgh, Gyles Brandreth recreates Oscar Wilde's trademark sardonic wit with huge flair, intertwining all the intrigue of the classic English murder mystery with ...

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Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848543720

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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London, 1889. Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. All Europe lies at his feet. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of sixteen-year-old Billy Wood, posed by candlelight in a dark, stifling attic room, he cannot ignore the brutal murder. With the help of fellow author Arthur Conan Doyle he sets out to solve the crime -- but it is Wilde's unparalleled access to all degrees of late Victorian life, from society drawing rooms and the bohemian demi-monde to the underclass, that will prove the decisive factor in their investigation of what turns out to be a series of brutal killings. The Oscar Wilde Murders is a gripping detective story of corruption and intrigue, of Wilde's growing success, of the breakdown of his marriage, and of his fatal friendship with Aidan Fraser, Inspector at Scotland Yard...Set against the exotic background of fin-de-siecle London, Paris, Oxford and Edinburgh, Gyles Brandreth recreates Oscar Wilde's trademark sardonic wit with huge flair, intertwining all the intrigue of the classic English murder mystery with a compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.

Murder by Candlelight

Interweaving these cultural vignettes alongside criminal history, acclaimed author Michael Beran paints a vivid picture of a time when homicide was thought of as the intrusion of the diabolic into ordinary life.

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Author: Michael Knox Beran

Publisher: Pegasus Crime

ISBN: 1681772310

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 111

In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London which shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes—a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders—was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight, but also by the efforts of some of the keenest minds of the period to uncover the gruesomest details of the killings.These slayings took place against the backdrop of a London in which the splendor of the fashionable world was haunted by the squalor of the slums. Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, and Percy Bysshe Shelley and others were fascinated by the blood and deviltry of the macabre. In their contemplations of the most notorious murders of their time, they discerned in the act of killing itself a depth of hideousness that we have lost sight of, now living in an age in which murder has been reduced to a problem of social science and skillful detective work. Interweaving these cultural vignettes alongside criminal history, acclaimed author Michael Beran paints a vivid picture of a time when homicide was thought of as the intrusion of the diabolic into ordinary life.

Death by Candlelight

When Mr. Boddy invites his six best friends to be his guests for the weekend, they face murder and mayhem at the mansion, in ten mini-mysteries for young sleuths to solve.

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Author: A. E. (CRT) Parker

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0606091882

Category: Literary recreations

Page: 107

View: 666

When Mr. Boddy invites his six best friends to be his guests for the weekend, they face murder and mayhem at the mansion, in ten mini-mysteries for young sleuths to solve.

Murder at the Mill

Emma Berry Mysteries in order Saddled with Death A Gem of a Problem A Body in the ... Sep 2021 Murder Bewitched Dec 2021 Murder by Candlelight March 2022.

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Author: Irene Sauman

Publisher: Jakada Books

ISBN: 9780645034936

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 648

Asking for too much can leave you empty handed – or dead An exploding flour mill, a family in mourning. But someone doesn’t believe it was an accident. Emma is forced to become involved when her friend is accused of murder and discovers she has a strong dislike to being manipulated. And while helping others realise their dream is one thing, there doesn’t seem to be much in her own life to look forward to just now. An historical cozy mystery with a difference. This book follows British/Australian English. A clean cozy mystery: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Death by Candlelight

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Author: Billie A. Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1590889010

Category: Abused women

Page: 196

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The Book of Candlelight

... Book of Candlelight Book Retreat Mysteries: Murder in the Mystery Suite Murder in the Paperback Parlor Murder in the Secret Garden Murder in the Locked ...

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Author: Ellery Adams

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781496712455

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 858

In the new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, the rain in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, has been relentless—and a flood of trouble is about to be unleashed . . . Nora Pennington figures all the wet weather this spring is at least good for business. The local inns are packed with stranded travelers, and among them Nora finds new customers for her store, Miracle Books. Since a little rain never hurt anyone, Nora rides her bike over to the flea market one sodden day and buys a bowl from Danny, a Cherokee potter. But the next day, after Miracle River overflows its banks, and Danny’s body is found floating within the churning waters, Nora decides it’s time for the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to spring into action. A crucial clue may lie within the stone walls of the Inn of Mist and Roses: a diary, over a century old and spattered with candle wax, that leads Nora and her friends through a maze of intrigue—and onto the trail of a murderer . . . “A love letter to reading, with sharp characterizations and a smart central mystery.” —Entertainment Weekly on The Whispered Word

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Small Town Mystery Synopsis: Working for Wealthy People can make one, comfortable, or even suspicious of the guest they keep.

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Author: Cookie Cruise McFarland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365737853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 46

View: 642

Small Town Mystery Synopsis: Working for Wealthy People can make one, comfortable, or even suspicious of the guest they keep. It can also mean your life if you don't watch out, Murder in a small town could be just as easy as putting on a jacket as Margaret soon finds out as she works hard to solve the Murder of her employer Mr. Norvol.

Murder on the Candlelight Tour

The candlelight tour is very important to our community , ” Wayne said . “ Let's
take a walk , ” I suggested to Jon after Wayne ... be gossiping about us , Jon , and
about the murder in my house . " He glanced back over his shoulder . “ Don't let it
 ...

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Author: Elizabeth Hand

Publisher:

ISBN: 0373266472

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 236

View: 465

"As one of Wilmington's most enthusiastic historical preservationists, Ashley Wilkes is thrilled when her Victorian home makes the annual Candlelight Tour. Unfortunately, the glowing romantic perfection of her old Southern gem is spoiled by the dead body sprawled next to the fireplace. The case appears cut-and-dried. The weapon was in the hands of Ashley's friend and father figure, Professor Binkie Higgins. Besides, everybody knows how much Binkie hated the victim-an enmity dating back to a deeper mystery, the Atlantic Coast Line's forty-year-old payroll robbery. But what begins as an effort to clear Binkie's name becomes a dangerous excavation of old motives and newer bodies, each falling close to home. Close enough to tell Ashley that digging up dirt is a surefire way to get one foot-or more-in a grave."--BOOK COVER.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085477373

Category: American drama

Page:

View: 978

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112100648713

Category: Copyright

Page:

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age.

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Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher:

ISBN: 1405618973

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 334

View: 738

Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of 16-year-old Billy Wood, he cannot ignore the brutal murder. With the help of fellow author Arthur Conan Doyle he sets out to solve the crime.

The Edwardian Candlelight Omnibus

... Deirdre and Desire Daphne ∙ Diana the Huntress∙ Frederica in Fashion Edwardian Murder Mysteries Snobbery with Violence ∙ Hasty Death∙Sick of Shadows ...

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Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472109712

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 714

Polly She was a bewitching young girl, that pretty Polly Marsh, and she knew it. She also knew that beauty could be her passport into the castles where she had always known she belonged. So she set her sights for a duke and joined the firm of Westerman's as a stenographer. Surely one of that noble family would notice her and then all of her dreams would come true! The trouble with Pretty Polly Marsh was that she just didn't know her place. But others did, and were only too happy to remind her that dashing Lord Peter was merely playing at love when he appeared to be paying her court. The duchess was beside herself. Peter's brother, the starchy Marquis of Wollerton, was desperate to pry Peter from Polly's side. But Polly was determined to have Peter, and her dream. Peter wouldn't betray her, would he? Molly She had dared to turn a cold shoulder on London's prize catch. She was a precocious American upstart who thought beauty, brains, and bravery were enough to conquer London society. Well, he'd show her! Nobody publicly (or privately!) spurned Lord David Manley, the most eligible bachelor in town. He was determined that soon she'd be trembling in his arms, desperately in love with the man she had dared to mock. David Manley always got his way, and Miss Molly Maguire presented a challenge he couldn't resist! But Lord David had never met anyone quite like this headstrong heiress who fought like the devil, looked like an angel, and had all of London society dangling on a string. Ginny Poor Ginny Bloggs! She had inherited a fortune, a magnificent country estate, and her benefactor's disgruntled relatives - a quartet of querulous schemers - who were horrified to find themselves suddenly at the mercy of a low, common girl; a total stranger - the coal merchant's daughter! Poor Ginny Bloggs! The handsome Lord Gerald de Fremney himself had pledged to keep the more unruly relatives in line. He thought he understood thoroughly modern women. Her reluctant guardians thought they understood society. Such was Ginny Bloggs; as delicate as a china doll, as bold as brass. She understood them all, and now she was going to teach them all what it meant to be a lady! Tilly The Beast; that was what they called her. With her plump body and rough tomboy ways, she felt more like a clown. It was hopeless. Poor penniless Tilly could only sit among the chaperons as a paid companion to the spiteful Lady Aileen. The best she could do was sit; sit and dream. But suddenly Phillip, Marquess of Heppleford, the most eligible bachelor of all - decided he wanted her for himself, to be his wife, and they were married. His intent was to keep his freedom, fulfill the conditions of his father's will, and shock his aunts. He never imagined he'd return from a scandalous adventure in Paris only to find a seductive beauty - a beauty who had learned that loving well is the best revenge.

Departments of State Justice and Commerce the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1972

... California man known as the “ candlelight murderer , " so described because of his penchant for surrounding his murder victims with lighted candles .

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210017812544

Category: United States

Page:

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Exhibited by Candlelight

Passing the scene of Waldegrave's murder during one of his nightly rambles , Edgar observes a half - naked man wailing remorsefully while digging in the ...

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Author: Valeria Tinkler-Villani

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051838328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Exhibited by Candlelight: Sources and Developments in the Gothic Tradition focuses on a number of strands in the Gothic. The first is Gothic as a way of looking. Paintings used as reference points, tableaux, or the Hammer Studios' visualizations of Dracula present ways of seeing which are suggestive and allow the interplay of primarily sexual passions. Continuity with the past is a further strand which enables us to explore how the sources of the Gothic are connected with the origin of existence and of history, both individual and general. Here, the Gothic offers a voice for writers whose perceptions do not fit into those of the dominant group, which makes them sensitive both to psychological and social gaps. This leads to an exploration of the very idea of sources and an attempt to bridge the gaps, as can be observed in the variety of epithets used to clarify the ways that Gothic works, ranging from heroic gothic to porno-gothic. This takes the reader to the main core of Gothic: a genre which is always ready to admit new forms of the unreal to enter and change whatever has become mainstream literature, and a way of reading and a mode profoundly affecting the reading experience. The Gothic mode cultivates its wicked ways in literature, working through it as a leavening yeast.

Murder One Two Three

The candlelight flickered on his eyes. Purse; compact; the envelope with the fifty one pounds in. He opened this, peered inside, and then slowly drew the ...

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Author: John Creasey

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755137770

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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There have been two gruesome murders in a quiet Sussex seaside town and Roger ‘Handsome’ West of Scotland Yard is called in. Lefty, who kills without a thought for his victim, believes only one further victim stands between him and a small fortune. West struggles with the case, but he must solve it and quickly.