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  • Somebody at the Door

    Somebody at the Door
    av Raymond Postgate

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712352352

    'The death was an odd one, it was true; but there was after all no very clear reason to assume it was anything but natural.' In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off…

  • The Santa Klaus Murder

    The Santa Klaus Murder
    av Mavis Doriel Hay

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356305

    Aunt Mildred declared that no good could come of the Melbury family Christmas gatherings at their country residence Flaxmere. So when Sir Osmond Melbury, the family patriarch, is discovered - by a guest dressed as Santa Klaus - with a bullet in his…

  • Sea Monsters on Medieval

    Sea Monsters on Medieval
    av Chet van Duzer

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357715

    The sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps, whether swimming vigorously, gambolling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, are one of the most visually engaging elements on these maps, and yet t…

  • Mystery in White

    Mystery in White
    av J. Jefferson Farjeon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357708

    'The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house.' On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter…

  • Portrait of a Murderer

    Portrait of a Murderer
    av Anne Meredith

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356862

    'Powerful and impressive ...there is a fine inevitability in the plot structure which gives it true tragic quality' - Dorothy L. SayersAdrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at C…

  • Portrait of a Murderer

    Portrait of a Murderer
    av Anne Meredith

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712352451

    Hardback edition with an additional essay by President of the Detection Club, Martin Edwards.Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931. Thus begins a classic crim…

  • Miraculous Mysteries

    Miraculous Mysteries

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356732

    Locked-room mysteries and other impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became…

  • The Ghost Stories of M. R. James

    The Ghost Stories of M. R. James

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712352505

    The second in a series of republished classic literature, The Ghost Stories of M. R. James collects the tales that best illustrate his quiet mastery of the ghost story form. Running through each of these stories is a slowly escalating sense of uneas…

  • Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

    Magic in Medieval Manuscripts
    av Sophie Page

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712352055

    From simple charms to complex and subversive rituals to summon demons, diverse forms of magic were practiced in the Middle Ages. With numerous fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, Magic in Medieval Manuscrip…

  • Silent Nights

    Silent Nights

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356107

    Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detectio…

  • Medieval Monsters

    Medieval Monsters
    av Damien Kempf

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357906

    From satyrs and sea creatures to griffins and dragons, monsters lay at the heart of the medieval world. Believed to dwell in exotic, remote areas, these inexplicable parts of God's creation aroused fear, curiosity and wonder in equal measure. Powerf…

  • Murder Underground

    Murder Underground
    av Mavis Doriel Hay

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357258

    'This detective novel is much more than interesting. The numerous characters are well differentiated, and include one of the most feckless, exasperating and lifelike literary men that ever confused a trail.' Dorothy L. Sayers, Sunday Times, 1934 Whe…

  • The Female Detective

    The Female Detective
    av Andrew Forrester

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357593

    The Female Detective was published in 1864 and it introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden. Typical of detective fiction of its time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Gladden, whose deduct…

  • Seven Dead

    Seven Dead
    av J. Jefferson Farjeon

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356886

    Ted Lyte, amateur thief, has chosen an isolated house by the coast for his first robbery. But Haven House is no ordinary country home. While hunting for silverware to steal, Ted stumbles upon a locked room containing seven dead bodies. Detective Ins…

  • Verdict of Twelve

    Verdict of Twelve
    av Raymond Postgate

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356749

    A woman is on trial for her life, accused of murder. The twelve members of the jury each carry their own secret burden of guilt and prejudice which could affect the outcome.In this extraordinary crime novel, we follow the trial through the eyes of t…

  • The Gentleman's Art of Dressing with Economy

    The Gentleman's Art of Dressing with Economy
    av A Lounger at the Clubs

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712358866

    'Do not wear the same trousers two consecutive days. If you have a good stock, keep a roster, and let the first for duty take its turn. By this means they will always look fresh, and not hackneyed.' First published in 1876, The Gentleman's Art of Dr…

  • Passage of Arms

    Passage of Arms
    av Eric Ambler

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356558

    Some men take to gun-running because they have a longing for danger and adventure. Girija Krishnan, an Indian clerk, is not one of them. Deep in the Malayan jungle, Girija stumbles on a cache of arms hidden during the communist insurgency. Selling t…

  • Thirteen Guests

    Thirteen Guests
    av J. Jefferson Farjeon

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356015

    No observer, ignorant of the situation, would have guessed that death lurked nearby, and that only a little distance from the glitter of silver and glass and the hum of voices two victims lay silent on a studio floor.'On a fine autumn weekend Lord A…

  • The Writer Abroad

    The Writer Abroad

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357876

    From the grand tour to the global village, novelists and poets have made particularly observant travellers. Many writers have been prone to wanderlust, eager to explore the world and draw inspiration from their travels. They recorded their notes in…

  • Science Fiction

    Science Fiction

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356923

    Science fiction (SF) has existed as a popular genre for around 150 years. This book offers a survey of the genre from nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary authors, introducing the plural versions of early SF across the world, before examining…

  • The St Cuthbert Gospel

    The St Cuthbert Gospel

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357654

    The St Cuthbert Gospel (formerly known as the Stonyhurst Gospel) is the earliest intact European book and a landmark in the cultural history of western Europe. Now dated to the early eighth century, the manuscript contains a beautifully written copy…

  • Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation

    Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation

    CD-bok - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712351195

    How did Shakespeare sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time this disc offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciation of his time. Under the guidance of Ben Cry…

  • The British Library Souvenir Guide

    The British Library Souvenir Guide
    av Nicolas Barker

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712345866

    This guide introduces the Library's major treasures including illuminated manuscripts from east and west, historical documents, maps, literary and music manuscripts, many of which are on display in the John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of the British…

  • Murder of a Lady

    Murder of a Lady
    av Anthony Wynne

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356237

    Duchlan Castle is a gloomy, forbidding place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird of Duchlan, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her bedroom - but the room is locked from within…

  • The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

    The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
    av Martin Edwards

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356961

    The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious detective stories, written for unashamedly commercial reasons, can give us clu…

  • Decadence

    Decadence

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356633

    Decadent literature in Britain blossomed in the 1890s around such figures as Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons. Under the maxim 'Art for Art's Sake' they often defied moral convention and pursued the limits…

  • Continental Crimes

    Continental Crimes
    av M. Edwards

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356794

    A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris - belonging to the city's chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riv…

  • Beauty, What it is and How to Retain it

    Beauty, What it is and How to Retain it
    av A Lady

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712358859

    'At night the teeth should be cleaned with a very soft brush of badger's hair.' 'Hair should be brushed for twenty minutes night and morning' 'Paint is used, we believe, by some absurd women, on the lips - we need scarcely say to their ultimate inju…

  • My Book of Stories

    My Book of Stories
    av Deborah Patterson

    9-12 år Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356350

    Mysterious lines from Treasure Island, illustrations from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and scenes from The Wizard of Oz will inspire new characters to be created, new quests to be undertaken, and perhaps even an adventurous comic strip to unfold…

  • A History of Children's Books in 100 Books

    A History of Children's Books in 100 Books
    av Roderick Cave

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356985

    While the modern children's book, intended specifically for the enjoyment of children, did not emerge until 18th-century Europe, its roots span centuries and continents: children's literature began with fables, myths and folk tales from the oral tra…

  • Murder in Piccadilly

    Murder in Piccadilly
    av Charles Kingston

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357951

    'Scores of men and women died daily in London, but on this day of days one of them had died in the very midst of a crowd and the cause of his death was a dagger piercing his heart. Death had become something very real.' When Bobbie Cheldon falls in…

  • The Cocktail Book

    The Cocktail Book

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356909

    The Cocktail Book, first published in 1900, is the earliest book devoted purely to the art of the cocktail. For thirty years including the prohibition, it was a staple of well-stocked bars, although originals are now extremely rare. This collection,…

  • Camden Town

    Camden Town
    av Tom Bolton

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356947

    Camden Town perfectly embodies the cultural mix for which London is famed. Alongside the buzzing Lock market, the pubs and music venues and the eclectic shops, there is another Camden - impossible crowds, shameful poverty, bad housing, gang fights,…

  • My Book of Stories

    My Book of Stories
    av Deborah Patterson

    6-9 år Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356435

    My Book of Stories: Write Your Own Myths is a compendium of story starters taken from some of the very best stories ever told. Explosive creation myths, tales of gods at war and awesome acts of bravery by mythical heroes will inspire new characters…

  • Photographs and Words

    Photographs and Words
    av Michael Katakis

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712309141

    Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures. Their initi…

  • The Z Murders

    The Z Murders
    av J. Jefferson Farjeon

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356213

    'Jefferson Farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures.'Dorothy L. SayersRichard Temperley arrives at Euston station early on a fogbound London morning. He takes refuge in a nearby hotel, along with a disagreeable fellow p…

  • Overpowered!

    Overpowered!
    av Christopher Green

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357852

    Hypnotism has fascinated and inspired people since the mid-1800s, when entertainers and medical professionals enthusiastically took up this Far Eastern practice. This is the first popular, illustrated history of hypnosis. It tackles the (relatively)…

  • The Royal Story

    The Royal Story

    CD-bok - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712305150

    The 40 tracks on this audio CD cover the history of the Royal Family in words and music. The great events covered include the funeral of George V, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and the first televised Christmas Day broadcast. Speakers includ…

  • The Cheltenham Square Murder

    The Cheltenham Square Murder
    av John Bude

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356480

    In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its ten houses. One summer's evening, the square's rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden and unusual death - an arrow to the head, shot through…

  • Tom Stoppard

    Tom Stoppard
    av William Baker

    Övrigt - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712349666

    Tom Stoppard is one of the most prolific living British authors with a creative career of over half a century. This bibliographical history provides a comprehensive account of his creativity and will provide an invaluable resource for those who stud…

  • Capital Crimes

    Capital Crimes

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357494

    With its fascinating mix of people - rich and poor, British and foreign, worthy and suspicious - London is a city where anything can happen. The possibilities for criminals and for the crime writer are endless. London has been home to many of fictio…

  • Soho

    Soho
    av Peter Speiser

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356572

    'When the respectable Londoner wants to feel devilish, he goes to Soho', wrote Thomas Burke in 1915 - but these words could have been uttered at any point in Soho's colourful history. From humble beginnings, Soho developed into a fashionable centre…

  • Resorting to Murder

    Resorting to Murder

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712357487

    Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a S…

  • Painted Labyrinth

    Painted Labyrinth
    av Michelle P. Brown

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712348119

    Published to coincide with a British Library exhibition of the same name, "Painted Labyrinth: The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels" looks at the background and history of this breathtaking artwork and symbol of Christian faith. Both illustrated and…

  • The Haunted Library

    The Haunted Library

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356046

    The Haunted Library is a new collection of classic ghost stories many of which have never before been anthologized from the golden age of the genre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each of these stories revolves around the arcane secrets a…

  • Blood on the Tracks

    Blood on the Tracks

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712352703

    'Never had I been given a tougher problem to solve, and never had I been so utterly at my wits' end for a solution.'A signalman is found dead by a railway tunnel. A man identifies his wife as a victim of murder on the underground. Two passengers mys…

  • Out of the Deep

    Out of the Deep
    av Walter de la Mare

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356756

    A visitor from an alternate world is glimpsed in a snowy churchyard; a box contains a creature that resembles (but not quite closely enough) a human being; two schoolboys spend a holiday with a sinister aunt. In many of these stories, ordinary setti…

  • A Kind of Anger

    A Kind of Anger
    av Eric Ambler

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356459

    A car hurtles down the driveway of a luxury villa in Switzerland. The driver is a young woman, Lucia Bernardi. Inside the house, police find the body of her lover on the bedroom floor. The dead man - Ahmed Fathir Arbil - was an Iraqi refugee, who ha…

  • Around the World in 80 Maps

    Around the World in 80 Maps
    av Clare Hibbert

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356930

    Sumptuously illustrated with eighty maps from the British Library's unrivalled collection, this gorgeous children's book whisks its reader around the globe. Like that of Jules Verne's famous hero, the journey begins and ends in London, plotting an e…

  • Secret of High Eldersham

    Secret of High Eldersham
    av Miles Burton

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712356091

    Samuel Whitehead, landlord of the Rose and Crown, is a stranger in the lonely East Anglian village of High Eldersham. When the newcomer is stabbed to death in his pub, and Scotland Yard are called to the scene, it seems that the veil dividing High E…

  • Mapping the Heavens

    Mapping the Heavens
    av Peter Whitfield

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780712352659

    Throughout history people have sought ways in which to map the heavens. From the sources of mathematics and mythology sprang the classic star chart, the finest examples of which are both scientific documents and works of art.In this beautifully illu…