By Rex Stout
Unique ebook: 1948
Radio speak express host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes real while one in every of her on-air visitors collapses on the mike after ingesting a tumbler of the sponsor's beverage.
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While manhattan deepest eye Leonid McGill is employed to ascertain up on a susceptible younger lady, all he discovers is a bloody crime scene—and the lady long past lacking. His patron doesn't wish her discovered. the explanation will placed every little thing McGill cherishes in harm's approach: his relations, his acquaintances, and his very soul.
Retired to the English geographical region, an eighty-nine-year-old guy, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is extra inquisitive about his beekeeping than together with his fellow guy. Into his existence wanders Linus Steinman, 9 years outdated and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany along with his sole better half: an African grey parrot.
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When specified Agent Will Trent arrives in provide County, he reveals a police division made up our minds to guard its personal. Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets and techniques from him, and whereas her function within the demise of the county's well known police leader is uncertain, that man's widow, Dr. Sara Linton, desperately wishes Trent's support to crack the case of a prisoner's loss of life. whereas the police strength investigates the homicide of a tender girl pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police strength. stuck among complex and made up our minds ladies, attempting to comprehend the evidence surrounding leader Tolliver's dying, Trent will discover explosive secrets--and confront a skinny blue line which may be murderous if crossed.
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Two years for the reason that Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in shame for a distant outpost in northern Denmark.
When the physique of a feminine legal professional is located in macabre situations in an army graveyard, there are components of the crime scene that take Head of murder, Lennart Brix, again to an occupied wartime Denmark – a time its countrymen would want to forget.
Brix is familiar with that Lund is the only individual he can depend upon to find the reality. Reluctantly she returns to Copenhagen and turns into intrigued with the evidence surrounding the case. As extra our bodies are came upon, Lund involves see a development and he or she realises that the identification of the killer can be identified as soon as the reality in the back of a newer wartime project is ultimately published . . .
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The reader may wish to ask whether Holt’s characterization of interpretive openness applies not only to the case of Twin Peaks but to others as well. Holt himself applies it insightfully to both The Maltese Falcon and The Prisoner, but in doing so he may have inadvertently weakened his own case. For if we accept his claim that the motivations of Sam Spade are multiply interpretable, what are we to make of his earlier claims of Spade’s “underly- 26 Steven M. Sanders ing nobility,” that he is a “noble hero”?
Webb had no interest in creating suspenseful action; those who tuned in could depend not only on Friday and his cohorts solving every case (and emerging unscathed) but also on the judicial system never failing to convict and sentence the felons appropriately. Dragnet, instead, engaged viewers with what seemed to be the accurate, objective depiction of the “truth” of police work through the reenactment of the investigation of what is ostensibly (and usually is truly) an actual case. Thus the characteristic Dragnet scene is not physical action, such as a car chase, but conversation: sometimes the interrogation of either witnesses or suspects, sometimes a discussion among the policemen themselves about how to proceed.
This seems true enough, but we should add that Webb, who had a good visual sense, frequently animated these rather static scenes with extreme close-ups, filling the small screen with the single human face in a fashion that was quite innovative and often remarked on at the time. As he said, “The close-up is the thing that pays off on the small screen, . . ”13 In this way, the episode’s conversational scenes were dramatized, an effect heightened by quick cross-cutting between or among speakers as well as by deftly positioned reaction shots.
And Be a Villain (Nero Wolfe, Book 13) by Rex Stout