» » Strange Images of Death (A Detective Joe Sandilands Novel)

Strange Images of Death (A Detective Joe Sandilands Novel) epub download

by Barbara Cleverly


Barbara Cleverly has created an excellent hero in Joe Sandilands - at least if you like the understated and intelligent detective who does not go in for too much mayhem and fisticuffs. It is a twist on the closed country house mystery, set in a French chateau where Sandilands is dropping off his niece to be with her father and her siblings.

Strange Images of Death book . Joe, along with two French Sureté detectives, is enlisted to solve the mystery of the brutal smashing of part of a sculpted wooden sepulcher, which depicts a young woman of legend who married one of the chateau’s medieval masters. Is this a one-time act of violence or is something even more deadly about to happen?

Barbara Cleverly is a British author born in Yorkshire and a former teacher. She graduated from Durham University and now works in Cambridgeshire.

Barbara Cleverly is a British author born in Yorkshire and a former teacher. She is known for her Detective Joe Sandilands Mystery series, of which she has written thirteen books, and her Laetitia Talbot Mystery series. Shortlisted in 1999, Cleverly received the Crime Writers Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award in 2004. The Last Kashmiri Rose was a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Barbara Cleverly has written some of the best mysteries I’ve ever read, including The Last Kashmiri Rose, Ragtime in Simla, The Bee’s Kiss, and now this new one in the Joe Sandilands series, Strange Images of Death

Barbara Cleverly has written some of the best mysteries I’ve ever read, including The Last Kashmiri Rose, Ragtime in Simla, The Bee’s Kiss, and now this new one in the Joe Sandilands series, Strange Images of Death. The novel flows easily from past Sandilands episodes but whether you read the earlier books or not, you will know where you are right away: on a ride south from London to Provence with the intelligent and enigmatic Sandilands, his teenage sidekick and charmer Dorcas, and her equally charming father, Orlando

Strange Images of Death djs-8 (Detective Joe Sandilands Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Strange Images of Death djs-8 (Detective Joe Sandilands Barbara Cleverly. Year Published: 2016. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

A Detective Joe Sandilands Novel Series. Strange Images of Death. Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, driving his way south to the Riviera while dropping off his niece at an ancient chateau. Sign me up to get more news about Mystery & Suspense books. A troubling crime committed just before their arrival leaves a clear message that more violence is to come. To allay panic, Joe agrees to stay on and root out the guilty person. But, despite Joe’s vigilance, a child goes missing and an artist’s beautiful young model is murdered in circumstances eerily recreating a six hundred-year-old crime of passion.

A Detective Joe Sandilands Novel (Book 8).

Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, driving his way south to the Riviera while dropping.

Strange Images of Death: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery. Download (epub, 610 Kb). FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

Strange Images of Death. Cleverly maintains the high standards set by earlier Sandilands tales, blending a sophisticated whodunit with full-blooded characters and a revealing look at her chosen time and place.

Поиск книг BookFi BookSee - Download books for free. Strange Images of Death: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery.

Provence, 1926. Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, driving his way south to the Riviera while dropping off his niece at an ancient chateau. A troubling crime committed just before their arrival leaves a clear message that more violence is to come. To allay panic, Joe agrees to stay on and root out the guilty person. But, despite Joe’s vigilance, a child goes missing and an artist’s beautiful young model is murdered in circumstances eerily recreating a six hundred-year-old crime of passion. Helped and hindered by a rising star of the French Police Judiciaire, Joe must delve into a horror story from the castle’s past before he can tear the mask from the diseased soul responsible for these contemporary crimes.

Strange Images of Death (A Detective Joe Sandilands Novel) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1569479896

ISBN: 1569479895

Author: Barbara Cleverly

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Soho Crime; Reprint edition (August 30, 2011)

Pages: 338 pages

ePUB size: 1921 kb

FB2 size: 1348 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 903

Other Formats: lrf mobi azw mbr

Related to Strange Images of Death (A Detective Joe Sandilands Novel) ePub books

Utchanat
Commander Joe Sandilands of Scotland Yard is once again embroiled in a very strange case. He never seems to encounter a garden-variety crime.

This case arises outside his jurisdiction, in a French château in Provence. It's 1926, and Joe is off to the Riviera for a holiday. On the way he's delivering his niece to her artist father. At the invitation of the lord de Stilmont, some twenty artistic types have gathered at the château for a summer of painting, sculpting and photography.

The locals call it the Château du Diable because of certain dark crimes in its past. But Joe finds a modern crime awaiting him in the ancient fortress. Someone has smashed a priceless medieval tomb sculpture of the wantonly beautiful Aliénore de Stilmont. Very quickly the violence escalates to human murder, preventing Joe from leaving as planned.

Eccentric characters abound: the half-mad lord and his suspiciously good looking cousin, Joe's precocious fourteen-year-old niece, a lascivious ballet impresario, Joe's laid-back artist friend with four kids by four different mothers, the beautiful young artist's model doomed by her resemblance to Aliénore - and a self-important French Commissaire whom Joe must tame.

One side of Joe's face is scarred by shrapnel; the other side is quite handsome. In keeping with his two faces, Joe vacillates between showing compassion and talking like an "unfeeling bugger," to quote one of the characters. I must confess I find the satirical Joe a bit jarring.

Nonetheless the plot is clever and steeped in tantalizing themes of infidelity and questionable parentage. Followers of Joe Sandilands should enjoy this book. But I'd encourage new readers to start at the beginning of the series, with The Last Kashmiri Rose.
Utchanat
Commander Joe Sandilands of Scotland Yard is once again embroiled in a very strange case. He never seems to encounter a garden-variety crime.

This case arises outside his jurisdiction, in a French château in Provence. It's 1926, and Joe is off to the Riviera for a holiday. On the way he's delivering his niece to her artist father. At the invitation of the lord de Stilmont, some twenty artistic types have gathered at the château for a summer of painting, sculpting and photography.

The locals call it the Château du Diable because of certain dark crimes in its past. But Joe finds a modern crime awaiting him in the ancient fortress. Someone has smashed a priceless medieval tomb sculpture of the wantonly beautiful Aliénore de Stilmont. Very quickly the violence escalates to human murder, preventing Joe from leaving as planned.

Eccentric characters abound: the half-mad lord and his suspiciously good looking cousin, Joe's precocious fourteen-year-old niece, a lascivious ballet impresario, Joe's laid-back artist friend with four kids by four different mothers, the beautiful young artist's model doomed by her resemblance to Aliénore - and a self-important French Commissaire whom Joe must tame.

One side of Joe's face is scarred by shrapnel; the other side is quite handsome. In keeping with his two faces, Joe vacillates between showing compassion and talking like an "unfeeling bugger," to quote one of the characters. I must confess I find the satirical Joe a bit jarring.

Nonetheless the plot is clever and steeped in tantalizing themes of infidelity and questionable parentage. Followers of Joe Sandilands should enjoy this book. But I'd encourage new readers to start at the beginning of the series, with The Last Kashmiri Rose.
Arar
Barbara Cleverly has created an excellent hero in Joe Sandilands - at least if you like the understated and intelligent detective who does not go in for too much mayhem and fisticuffs. This mystery was intriguing centered around a shattered marble image with a link to the past.
It is a twist on the closed country house mystery, set in a French chateau where Sandilands is dropping off his niece to be with her father and her siblings. The chateau is the setting for a gathering of people mostly British hosted by an enigmatic French nobleman and his cousin. There is a fairly intricate plot and a solution with the necessary twist.
What makes it a four-star rather than five-star book is that there are rather too many characters which makes for some confusion and a lack of delineation of some of them. This is unfortunate because strong characters were a hallmark of Cleverly's mysteries.
That being said, it is still an excellent whodunit in the cosy genre and I recommend it as a nice summer read.
Arar
Barbara Cleverly has created an excellent hero in Joe Sandilands - at least if you like the understated and intelligent detective who does not go in for too much mayhem and fisticuffs. This mystery was intriguing centered around a shattered marble image with a link to the past.
It is a twist on the closed country house mystery, set in a French chateau where Sandilands is dropping off his niece to be with her father and her siblings. The chateau is the setting for a gathering of people mostly British hosted by an enigmatic French nobleman and his cousin. There is a fairly intricate plot and a solution with the necessary twist.
What makes it a four-star rather than five-star book is that there are rather too many characters which makes for some confusion and a lack of delineation of some of them. This is unfortunate because strong characters were a hallmark of Cleverly's mysteries.
That being said, it is still an excellent whodunit in the cosy genre and I recommend it as a nice summer read.
watchman
Commander Joe Sandilands is travelling to Antibes but has to take his adopted neice Dorcas to her father at Chateau Silmont in Provence where he was staying in an artists colony. Dorcas asks Joe to help her track down her mother who disappeared 13 years ago. At the Chateau a beautiful statue of a woman on a table top tomb is smashed the night before Joe and Dorcas arrive. Joe is asked to help find the culprit.
This story starts very slowly but builds to an unexpected ending.
watchman
Commander Joe Sandilands is travelling to Antibes but has to take his adopted neice Dorcas to her father at Chateau Silmont in Provence where he was staying in an artists colony. Dorcas asks Joe to help her track down her mother who disappeared 13 years ago. At the Chateau a beautiful statue of a woman on a table top tomb is smashed the night before Joe and Dorcas arrive. Joe is asked to help find the culprit.
This story starts very slowly but builds to an unexpected ending.
Kajikus
While I did enjoy the novel, I felt that Cleverly was not at her best. The connection with the previous Sandilands novel that takes place in India seemed very facile, as did the development of his relationship with the young woman he'd protected in other novels. Made me wonder whether this will be her last book about him.
Kajikus
While I did enjoy the novel, I felt that Cleverly was not at her best. The connection with the previous Sandilands novel that takes place in India seemed very facile, as did the development of his relationship with the young woman he'd protected in other novels. Made me wonder whether this will be her last book about him.
Xal
Well crafted, original and intelligently written. I haven't read a Sandilands book in a few years and after reading this one, I regret waiting so long. This is the fifth one I've read and I plan on reading the next one sooner than later. Highly recommended.
Xal
Well crafted, original and intelligently written. I haven't read a Sandilands book in a few years and after reading this one, I regret waiting so long. This is the fifth one I've read and I plan on reading the next one sooner than later. Highly recommended.
Dugor
Since I basically trashed the last Sandilands, saying I'd only try this one because I'd already bought it, I should say that Book 8 is much, much better, and that I'm prepared to buy Book 9.
Dugor
Since I basically trashed the last Sandilands, saying I'd only try this one because I'd already bought it, I should say that Book 8 is much, much better, and that I'm prepared to buy Book 9.
Swordsong
The entire "Joe Sandilands" series is great. I recommend starting with the first book ("The Kashmiri Rose") and go forward in sequence, as the characters develop their own story lines. This book is the 8th.

The author, Barbara Cleverly, is indeed, clever.
Swordsong
The entire "Joe Sandilands" series is great. I recommend starting with the first book ("The Kashmiri Rose") and go forward in sequence, as the characters develop their own story lines. This book is the 8th.

The author, Barbara Cleverly, is indeed, clever.
This is another of "can't put it down" novels by Barbara Cleverly. A different theme of an artists' colony in an old castle with children running wild and twisted artistic people. Joe Sandisand comes as a guest and then chaos happens! I collect Barbara's novels and this one is another I "can't put down".
This is another of "can't put it down" novels by Barbara Cleverly. A different theme of an artists' colony in an old castle with children running wild and twisted artistic people. Joe Sandisand comes as a guest and then chaos happens! I collect Barbara's novels and this one is another I "can't put down".