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Thou Shell of Death: A Nigel Strangeways Mystery Kindle Edition
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In the second book in the Nigel Strangeways classic crime series, the poet turned private detective is called in to help a legendary World War One flying ace who has been receiving death threats --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Nicholas Blake was the pseudonym of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, who was born in County Laois, Ireland in 1904. After his mother died in 1906, he was brought up in London by his father, spending summer holidays with relatives in Wexford. He was educated at Sherborne School and Wadham College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1927. Blake initially worked as a teacher to supplement his income from his poetry writing and he published his first Nigel Strangeways novel, A Question of Proof, in 1935. Blake went on to write a further nineteen crime novels, all but four of which featured Nigel Strangeways, as well as numerous poetry collections and translations. During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, which he used as the basis for the Ministry of Morale in Minute for Murder, and after the war he joined the publishers Chatto & Windus as an editor and director. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968 and died in 1972 at the home of his friend, the writer Kingsley Amis. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File Size : 1087 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 322 pages
- Publisher : Vintage Digital (3 May 2012)
- ASIN : B007NG92XA
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
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