Only In New England: The Story of A Gaslight Crime

      Only In New England: The Story of A Gaslight Crime
Fiction based on fact, this is a most unconventional and intriguing book It deals with the violent and mysterious death of a formidable New England lady which occurred almost fifty years ago in an isolated coastal village Returning to Quahog Point today virtually unchanged since Victorian times , Mr Roscoe picks his way into the past, eventually to solve the old mystery He carries out his investigations with so much relish for New England oddity and Victorian atmosphere that he has accomplished much than the sleuthing of an old cause celebre he has created a wonderfully colorful period piece In Mr Roscoe s genial and suspenseful narrative an extraordinary murder trial lives again, and so do the characters involved, in all their sharp edged identity This was the gaslight era and Mr Roscoe makes the most of its bizarre and mournful charm While the charge was matricide, he thinks of the case as a gentle kind of crime a baffler in needlepoint It s a rare sort of story, which could have occured only in New England Information is from flaps of dust cover Best Read Only In New England: The Story of A Gaslight Crime [ By ] Theodore Roscoe [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] –

Theodore Roscoe 1906 1992 was an American biographer and writer of adventure, fantasy novels and stories Roscoe s stories appeared in pulp magazines including Argosy, Wings, Flying Stories, Far East Adventure Stories, Fight Stories, Action Stories and Adventure A collection of his stories, The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh, was published by Donald M Grant, Publisher, Inc in 1981.Roscoe was commissioned by the United States Naval Institute to write the detailed and massive histories United States Submarine Operations in World War II 1949 and United States Destroyer Operations in World War II 1953 He subsequently wrote several other books on naval history including The Trent Affair, November, 1861 U.S detainment of a British ship nearly brings war with England 1972.

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  • Hardcover
  • 241 pages
  • Only In New England: The Story of A Gaslight Crime
  • Theodore Roscoe
  • English
  • 08 February 2017

10 thoughts on “ Only In New England: The Story of A Gaslight Crime

  1. says:

    This may be the best book I ve read all year The writing is head, shoulders and belt buckle above any of this year s other books The case is interesting the setting is as much a character in the story as any of the people involved and the solution is very satisfying I really wonder why the author felt the need to disguise the case, especially c...

  2. says:

    This wasgripping than I thought it would be But then I like the archeology of digging out personalities from the stuff furniture, books, letters, news clippings, bills, etc they ve left behind.

  3. says:

    Reasonable murder mystery, but the structure of the book was odd The narrator mystery solver was in the present while the story was in the past and the transitions seemed forced.

  4. says:

    Charming and non traditional who done it, with a great historical bent and fun insight into insular New England communities.

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