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  • ISBN 185487893X
  • ISBN13 978-1854878939
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Ashley
  • Publisher Constable and Robinson (February 25, 1999)
  • Pages 445
  • Formats rtf txt mbr azw
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1285 kb
  • Size Fb2 1444 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 787


He has a special interest in fiction magazines and has written a multi-volume History of the Science Fiction Magazine and a study of British fiction magazines, The Age of the Storytellers

Royal Whodunnits book.

Royal Whodunnits book. To follow the successes of Classical Whodunnits and Shakespearean Whodunnits, popular anthologist Mike Ashley has specially commissioned more than a score of new stories from top drawer writers, lead by Stephen Baxter, Peter Tremayne, Margaret Frazer, Richard Lupoff, Susanna Gregory, and Tom Holt, for his latest page-turning anthology.

To follow the successes of Classical Whodunnits and Shakespearean Whodunnits, popular anthologist Mike Ashley has specially commissioned more than a score of new stories from top drawer writers.

Royal Whodunnits : Tales of Right, Royal Murder And Mystery. By (author) Mike Ashley, Foreword by P. C. Doherty.

His books for Robinson have been widely translated and sold over a milion copies worldwide. He lives in Kent with his wife and cats. Библиографические данные.

Historical whodunits. Originally published as The Mammoth book of historical whodunnits" - . Includes bibliographical references (p. -522). The locked tomb mystery, Elizabeth Peters - The thief versus King Rhampsinitus, Herodotus - Socrates solves a murder, Breni James - Mightier than the sword, John Maddox Roberts - The treasury thefts, Wallace Nichols - A Byzantine mystery, Mary Reed and Eric Mayer - He came with the rain, Robert van Gulik - The high.

In "Royal Whodunnits" Ashley has brought together 25 "tales" of this nature in an intriguing compendium, to say the least. Owen, Peter Tremayne, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer, Tom Holt, Susanna Gregory, Tina & Tony Rath, Liz Holiday, Mary Monica Pulver, Renee Vink, Jean Davidson, Edward Marston, Cherith Baldry, Margaret Frazer, Amy Myers, Claire Griffen, Derek Wilson, Paul Barnett, Robert Franks, Andrew Lane, John T. Aquino, Edward D. Hoch, Martin.

Mike Ashley (Ashley, Mike). used books, rare books and new books. Learn More at LibraryThing. Mike Ashley at LibraryThing. Find all books by 'Mike Ashley' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Mike Ashley'. The Best of British SF 2. ISBN 9780860079132 (978-0-86007-913-2) Softcover, Orbit, 1977. Find This Book Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right, Royal Murder And Mystery: ISBN 9780756783914 (978-0-7567-8391-4) Softcover, Diane Pub Co, 1999. Smarties Hairy Humans.

This collection of criminal conundrums are more than whodunits, they're howdunits and are intended to stretch your powers of deduction to the limits

You have survived, EVERY SINGLE bad day so far. ― Anonymous. The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits. by Mike Ashley · Elizabeth Peters · Lynda S. Robinson · Lauren Haney. This collection of criminal conundrums are more than whodunits, they're howdunits and are intended to stretch your powers of deduction to the limits. Contents: Foreword, David Renwick -Introduction: Hey, presto!, Mike Ashley -Waiting for Godstow, Mar. The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy II.

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Vuzahn
This book is neither fish nor fowl! The stories are all short, predominantly silly & far from suspenseful. As far as writing whodunnits is concerned, Agatha Christie has nothing to worry about. History, it definitely is not! Whilst the authors do try to draw circumstances from true history, the links & threads in these stories are pathetically fanciful, bordering on the preposterous. There isn't a single story that gripped me or, in writing this review, is worthy of a positive mention. This book is neither history nor mystery. If you want either, or both, you can certainly do better than this.
Madis
This set of royalty-based mysteries also include a bit of alternate reality, notably in the deaths of the Princes in the Tower (Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York) and the Grand Duchess Anastasia. I found the stories that were based on earlier royalty (such as Macbeth and his wife Gruoch, a descendant of the older dynasty) rather more interesting. By comparison, the alternate-reality sketches of some famous royal crimes seemed rather iffy. I don't read historical mysteries to get "what-if" scenarios, but rather to get valid and soundly constructed mysteries. [I am rather interested in medieval royalty. Add to that the fact, that I don't like Edward IV nor Henry VII nor Henry VIII!]. I hoped that the less-known mysteries in the lives of some major and minor royal personages would have been discussed, such as "Did Anne of Austria really fall for Buckingham? And what exactly was her relationship with Richelieu?" or "Why did Mary Queen of Scots behave as she did at critical points in her life?" And so forth. Of course, stories using these as plots should also be based on solid historical evidence. That is what makes them historical, not alternate reality.
While there were several stories, some better than others, this anthology therefore failed to satisfy me on several levels. For one, some of the stories simply were not very interesting. Others offended my sense of history (as well as my sense of logic, whatever I posses). Still others struck me as rather unrealistic solutions. On the whole, I cannot recommend this collection; it was not a waste of my time, but I had expected a rather different style.
Simple
I am not a big fan of short story anthologies. I usually find a few that I enjoy, and equal number that I loathe, most that are enjoyable enough ways to pass the time, and, if I'm lucky, one really great story that makes the purchase worthwhile.

I was torn between giving this 4 and 5 stars. Four because none of these stories was a "great", that I will always want to go back to, but almost all of them were very good and interesting. There were none that I thought were truly bad. On this basis, I am going to give Mike Ashley's other anthologies a try.

The stories move over something like a thousand years in time, and I enjoyed the constantly changing times, places and people. They range from almost gruesome to very funny. Not being a historian, I cannot say how accurate they all were, but the ambience was generally very well evoked.

One comment as a matter of taste. Many of the stories are very cynical, which is actually quite appropriate, given the royal subjects. Mysteries usually concern themselves justice, but don't count on it here!
Jerdodov
In his introduction to this collection, Paul Doherty writes that " a number of (the British) monarchs have met highly suspicious deaths, or disappeared under mysterious circumstances" and then proceeds to give some delectable morsels of royal intrigue, mayhem, and murder. In "Royal Whodunnits" Ashley has brought together 25 "tales" of this nature in an intriguing compendium, to say the least. Popular--and good--writers contribute, from Edward Marston to Peter Tremayne to Susanna Gregory to Margaret Frazer, to name but four. Of course, the collection is fiction--and should be read as so--but intriguing, exciting, and suspenseful nevertheless. The subjects range from Richard II, William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart, the Princes in the Tower, Edward II, and Henry VIII, again to name a few. Anglophiles--and even others, if there are any!--will find this a good read! ([email protected])
HelloBoB:D
Victoria...Victoria...during Your long and everchanging reign the events involved millions of people and reading this book we can appreciate some very important aspects and enlarge the width of our discoveries!