Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterized the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.
A wealthy Greek businessman is found dead at his London home...
In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point. Those words were true when Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote them in 1851, and they were true in 1933, when a fire burned half of Crook House to the ground, taking James Crook's wife and two sons with it. A disgraced bootlegger and former pro baseball player, James Crook returned from prison to find his house, and his life, a pile of cinders. Broken and insane, he rebuilt Crook House, putting his pain and loneliness into every timber. But Hawthorne's words are still true today, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Robert Bell, who has just moved into Crook House as part of his hiring package from a small Texas college. He soon discovers that Crook House is more than just a new beginning for himself and Sarah and their daughter Angela. For the Bell family, Crook House is a place where the past still lives, and its horrors waiting for the next drowning man. With Crooked House, Joe McKinney brings you a chilling novel in the vein of The Shining by Stephen King, a haunted house tale that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.
Quirky private investigator Erica Coleman is no stranger to murder and mystery—which is why her best friend's daughter Megan is confident in Erica's unique ability to unravel a disturbing mystery developing in the ramshackle old house she shares with her college roommates, Liz and Beth.In the quaint historic district of Dover, Delaware, lies Crooked House—an apt name for the once– magnificent home. Following an alarming rise in the number of “accidents” surrounding Liz, the girls enlist Erica's help to stop the mysterious assailant. Soon the mishaps become blatant attempts on Liz's life, and Erica's initial skepticism disappears when things go from disturbing to deadly. As she uncovers a tangled web of love, money, and greed, Erica must draw upon her investigative prowess to crack the case before she becomes an unwitting victim herself . . .
“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.” --Agatha Christie Described by the queen of mystery herself as one of her favorites of her published work, Crooked House is a classic Agatha Christie thriller revolving around a devastating family mystery. The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.
The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancÉ of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.
In the sprawling, ramshackle mansion in the affluent suburb of Swindley Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? The police think it's unlikely, and suspicion immediately falls on Aristide's luscious widow, fifty years his junior who is now set to inherit a fortune and is rumored to be cavorting with a strapping young tutor already ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is taking a much harder look. He's casting about his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows the family intimately. And he' certain that in such a crooked house such as the Three Gables, no one is on the level. Every member of the Leonide clan has a motive. Despite the absence of either of Mrs. Christie's two famous detectives, Crooked House is clever, chilling, and cunning - a brilliant piece of detection from the queen of mystery.
Some doors, once opened, can never be closed again... Orphan and widow Corinne Zellman is stunned to discover she's the only surviving heir of Edward Buchanan, a relative of her recently deceased husband. In Bloodmoon Cove, she finds Crooked House, the family ""estate,"" which lives up to its disturbing name, as does Edward, who disappears so frequently she can almost believe he's a ghost. It isn't long before Corinne begins to suspect he had ulterior motives for insisting she come. But to believe that is to believe that Rafe Yager, a hardened soldier and ghost hunter, is entirely correct when he says Crooked House is dangerous. The longer she stays, the less chance she'll ever leave again...
While staying at the Crooked House, the family home of their housekeeper Mrs. McGregor, the Aldens try to solve a riddle that will lead them to a hidden treasure.
One fateful night. One unthinkable family tragedy. One survivor. This is Alison's story. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and Apple Tree Yard, this stunning psychological thriller from the author of The Loving Husband follows one woman's search for the truth about her family history. Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get: with no ties and a backroom job, hers is a life lived under the radar. But once Alison was someone else: once she was Esme, a teenager whose bedroom sat at the top of a remote house on a bleak estuary. A girl whose family, if not happy, exactly, was no unhappier than anyone else's - or so she thought. Then one night violence was unleashed in the crooked house, in a nightmare that only Alison survived and from which she's been running ever since. Only when she falls for the charismatic Paul does Alison realise that to have any chance of happiness, she must return to her old life and face a closed community full of dark secrets. As she seeks to uncover the truth of what happened that terrible night, Alison begins to question everything she thought she knew. Is there anyone she can trust?
Sir Stalwart and Emerald set off for an ancient lord's house known as Smealey Hall, where they believe the source of evil - in the form of murder - lies, and along the way they are joined by Badger, a Blade-in-training.
The Crooked House A woman appears at the old house a war veteran has purchased and is rehabbing, wins his friendship, and moves in with him, only to destroy him and move on. The Man We Never Knew A reputable woman weakens under the influence of alcohol and sex—twice—losing her career, family, everything!
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they are visiting the Crooked House, Mrs. McGregor’s childhood home in the snowy countryside. When Mrs. McGregor, the Aldens Housekeeper, learns that she cannot afford to keep the Crooked House, the Aldens want to help. Mrs. McGreggor tells them that ever since she was a little girl, there was an unsolved riddle about the house. And solving that riddle could lead to a treasure! Could the treasure save the Crooked House? Can the Boxcar Children find it in time?
In this adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme, the little crooked man, the crooked cat, and the crooked mouse move around the country until they find the perfect place for the little crooked house.
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"The southern Oregon town of Linkville is steeped in mystery, as is Lilith St. John, an orphan with unexplained psychic abilities driven to discover her past. When Lilith is stalked by a strange, terrifying man she awakens in the Crooked House, a ramshackle maze of forgotten memories and tortured souls ruled over by a dark, hidden force. Can Lilith solve the mystery of the Crooked House in time to save herself and the other souls trapped within?" --P.  of cover.
Lots of crooked stories, in a little crooked book... includes the following pieces of short fiction: Cat Call by Kat Heckenbach, The Crooked House of Coins by Jeff Chapman, Glass House by Heidi Mannan, Don't Let the Rain Come Down by Gerald Costlow, With Breath Too Sweet LaShawn M. Wanak, Unexpected Guests in My Basement by Charles Day, Aliens, Angels, and Arsenic by M. Kaye Moon, The Other Side of Silence by Fiona Glass, Wrong Side Down by Rob Rosen, Her by Walter Campbell, Little Girl Blue by Kevin McClintock, Crooked Time by Samuel Gibb, Summer Schwartz and the Crazy House by David Perlmutter, Remembered Sins by H.J. Hill, Olverston Grange by M. Leon Smith, That's What Little Boys Are Made Of by Emma Ennis, Every Choice by Mary-Jean Harris, The Mobile Home by Gregory L. Norris, 22 Beckett St. by Deb Eskie, I Am But Its Instrument by George Wilhite, Nightmares Every Night by Gary Buettner, Metamorphosis by Eva Glynn Stephens, The Nanny by Susan York Meyers, Eviction Notice by John H. Dromey, Can't Stop Growing Old by Patrick Shand, The Wyandotte Haunting by K.A. Laity, The Girl in the Crooked House by Katherine Simmons & Clown Fish by Richard Jay Goldstein.