Dead Men's Money By Joseph Smith Fletcher

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Sinopse

A naïve but sincere young lawyer's assistant who only dreams of marrying his childhood sweetheart and yearns to have a home and family with her. His sharp witted boss keeps the firm going by dint of shrewd business sense and legal talent. When the assistant accidentally stumbles into a murder case, the scene is set for events that change all their lives.Dead Men's Money by Joseph Smith Fletcher was published in 1920, the era considered to be the Golden Age of detective fiction. Writers like Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers, Raymond Chandler, Ellery Queen, Georges Simenon and many more from different parts of the world were writing hundreds of novels that followed a more or less similar style and pattern. Cozy country houses, remote and lonely locations, a closed group of people, a series of murders, a romantic interest, the incompetence of the local police, an amateur or professional sleuth who successfully unravels the mystery and a final explanation were the elements of most of their books. Though these elements were acknowledged to be clichéd, the charm and appeal of the classic detective story has never waned.Joseph Smith Fletcher was a multi-talented writer. He was a journalist and historian as well as a leading writer of detective fiction during the Golden Age. His books are characterized by memorable characters, solid plot elements, brisk pace and clean story telling style. Fletcher also wrote some very notable non-fiction books on history, some novels about rural life, poetry and essays before turning to detective fiction in 1914. The success of his first book encouraged him to write more than 100 whodunits, many of them featuring his fictional sleuth, Ronald Camberwell.Set initially in the quiet environs of a rural small town, Berwick-on-Tweed, bordering Scotland, the plot of Dead Men's Money takes the reader across many changing locales. It features a hero, Hugh Moneylaws, who is none too bright. His widowed mother runs a small boarding house to supplement the family income. Hugh wants desperately to make some extra cash, so he agrees to run a mysterious errand for one of the lodgers who is apparently too ill to go out. This sparks off a chain of events that impact all of them.Well constructed, exciting and amusing in parts, Dead Men's Money is indeed a great addition to your library and is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. If you haven't encountered JS Fletcher before, this could also be the start of a great collection of his novels.

Episódios

  • 01 – The One-Eyed Man

    01 – The One-Eyed Man

    26/10/2017 Duração: 12min

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  • 02 – The Midnight Mission

    02 – The Midnight Mission

    25/10/2017 Duração: 15min

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  • 03 – The Red Stain

    03 – The Red Stain

    24/10/2017 Duração: 10min

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  • 04 – The Murdered Man

    04 – The Murdered Man

    23/10/2017 Duração: 13min

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  • 05 – The Brass-Bound Chest

    05 – The Brass-Bound Chest

    22/10/2017 Duração: 12min

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  • 06 – Mr. John Phillips

    06 – Mr. John Phillips

    21/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 07 – The Inquest on John Phillips

    07 – The Inquest on John Phillips

    20/10/2017 Duração: 13min

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  • 08 – The Parish Registers

    08 – The Parish Registers

    19/10/2017 Duração: 12min

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  • 09 – The Marine-Store Dealer

    09 – The Marine-Store Dealer

    18/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 10 – The Other Witness

    10 – The Other Witness

    17/10/2017 Duração: 12min

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  • 11 – Signtures to the Will

    11 – Signtures to the Will

    16/10/2017 Duração: 14min

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  • 12 – The Salmon Gaff

    12 – The Salmon Gaff

    15/10/2017 Duração: 10min

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  • 13 – Sir Gilbert Carstairs

    13 – Sir Gilbert Carstairs

    14/10/2017 Duração: 14min

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  • 14 – Dead Men’s Money

    14 – Dead Men’s Money

    13/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 15 – Five Hundred A Year

    15 – Five Hundred A Year

    12/10/2017 Duração: 10min

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  • 16 – The Man in the Cell

    16 – The Man in the Cell

    11/10/2017 Duração: 10min

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  • 17 – The Irish Housekeeper

    17 – The Irish Housekeeper

    10/10/2017 Duração: 09min

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  • 18 – The Ice Ax

    18 – The Ice Ax

    09/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 19 – My Turn

    19 – My Turn

    08/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 20 – The Samaritan Skipper

    20 – The Samaritan Skipper

    07/10/2017 Duração: 13min

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