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John Rhode (1)

Autor(a) de Fatal Descent

Para outros autores com o nome John Rhode, veja a página de desambiguação.

John Rhode (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Miles Burton.

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Obras de John Rhode

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Miles Burton.

Fatal Descent (1939) 61 cópias, 1 resenha
The Paddington Mystery (1925) 56 cópias, 2 resenhas
Death in Harley Street (1945) 42 cópias, 1 resenha
Death at Breakfast (1936) 38 cópias, 2 resenhas
Mystery at Olympia (1935) 31 cópias, 1 resenha
The Robthorne Mystery (1934) 29 cópias
The Claverton Mystery (1933) 29 cópias
The Motor Rally Mystery (1933) 28 cópias
The Murders in Praed Street (1928) 27 cópias
Invisible Weapons (1938) 25 cópias
Death on the Boat Train (1940) 20 cópias
The Venner Crime (1933) 20 cópias, 1 resenha
Death on the Board (1937) 18 cópias
Pinehurst (1930) 17 cópias
Dr Priestley's Quest (1926) 16 cópias, 1 resenha
Death in the Hop Fields (1937) 16 cópias
The House On Tollard Ridge (1929) 15 cópias
Peril at Cranbury Hall (1930) 15 cópias
The Mysterious Suspect (1952) 14 cópias
Up the Garden Path (1949) 14 cópias
In Face of the Verdict (1936) 14 cópias
Death At The Inn (1953) 14 cópias
Tragedy On The Line (1931) 13 cópias
The Davidson Case (1929) 13 cópias, 1 resenha
The Bloody Tower (1938) 13 cópias, 1 resenha
Licenced for Murder (1959) 13 cópias
Murder at Lilac Cottage (1940) 12 cópias
Proceed with Caution (1937) 12 cópias
The Telephone Call (1948) 12 cópias
Death Takes a Partner (1958) 11 cópias
Death of a Bridegroom (1958) 11 cópias
The Corpse in the Car (1935) 10 cópias
Death of an Author (1948) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
Shot at Dawn (1934) 10 cópias
Vegetable Duck (1944) 10 cópias
The Ellerby Case (1927) 10 cópias
Night Exercise (1942) 9 cópias
The Elm Tree Murder (1939) 9 cópias
Men Die at Cyprus Lodge (1944) 9 cópias, 2 resenhas
Blackthorn House (1949) 9 cópias
Murder at Derivale (1958) 9 cópias
Tragedy At The Unicorn (1928) 9 cópias
Open Verdict (1956) 9 cópias
The White Menace (1924) 9 cópias
Hendon's First Case (1935) 8 cópias
The Domestic Agency (1955) 8 cópias
Dr Goodwood's Locum (1951) 8 cópias
Bricklayer's Arms (1945) 8 cópias
Nothing but the Truth (1947) 8 cópias
Dead on the Track (1943) 8 cópias
Detection Medley (1939) — Editor — 8 cópias
Death in Wellington Road (1952) 8 cópias
Poison for One (1934) 7 cópias
Family Affairs (1950) 7 cópias
Mystery At Greycombe Farm (1932) 7 cópias
Dead Men at the Folly (1932) 7 cópias
The Lake House (1946) 6 cópias
They Watched by Night (1941) 6 cópias
The Two Graphs (1950) 6 cópias
The secret meeting (1951) 5 cópias
The Paper Bag (1948) 5 cópias
Three cousins die (1959) 5 cópias
Death at the Dance (1952) 5 cópias
Death on the Lawn (1958) 5 cópias
Death Pays a Dividend (1939) 4 cópias
Robbery With Violence (1957) 4 cópias
The Case of Constance Kent (1928) 4 cópias
Death of an Artist (1956) 4 cópias
Death Invades the Meeting (1944) 4 cópias
Twice Dead (1960) 4 cópias
Death of a Godmother (1955) 4 cópias
Death at the Helm (1941) 3 cópias
The Hanging Woman (1931) 3 cópias
The Elusive Bullet (2011) 2 cópias
The Fourth Bomb (1942) 2 cópias
The Vanishing Diary (1961) 2 cópias
The Dovebury murders (1954) 2 cópias
The Alarm (1925) 1 exemplar(es)
The Double Florin (1924) 1 exemplar(es)
Constance Kent 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Miles Burton.

The Floating Admiral (1931) — Contribuinte — 825 cópias, 25 resenhas
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 400 cópias, 5 resenhas
Ask a Policeman (1933) — Contribuinte — 195 cópias, 5 resenhas
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Bodies from the Library (2018) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Measure of Malice: Scientific Mysteries (2019) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias, 7 resenhas
Tales of Detection (1940) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Anatomy of Murder (1936) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias, 1 resenha
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Portable Murder Book (1945) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Boys' Second Book of Great Detective Stories (1940) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Anatomy of Murder (1989) (1989) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias, 1 resenha
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
My Best Mystery Story (1939) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 2 (1996) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Fra farezonen (1988) — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias, 1 resenha


Conhecimento Comum




Great good fun from two practiced masters of the impossible crime. The murderer and motive were a bit obvious, but the means were as ingenious as they come.
EricaObey | Dec 18, 2022 |
John Rhode is a pseudonym for John Cecil Street, who also wrote books using the names Miles Burton and Cecil Waye.

An intricate mystery involving a possibly haunted house, a small village, a country estate near a military camp, and military secrets being received by the German Minister in Ireland. As in another book from the Golden Age of British Mystery, someone who appears not quite right is worthy of more suspicion than he gets. There is also mention of a weird religious cult.

I liked the explanation of the name Cyprus Lodge, the house where mysterious deaths occur: Cypress trees surround the house, which in no way is anything like the definition of a lodge. [pp. 5-6] And I learned "the first armoured fighting vehicles [were] camouflaged as [water] tanks"! [p.127]

I read the book because I happened upon the website for the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, MA, which had an exhibit called "Murder He Wrote". The description lists some of Gorey's favorite murder mystery authors: Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Josephine Tey, Michael Innes, Margery Allingham, Edmund Crispin, and Cecil Street. I would read another Street (aka John Rhode) if I saw one to give him a second change, but I wouldn't seek one out.
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raizel | 1 outra resenha | Sep 14, 2022 |
Victor Harleston drops dead shortly after sitting down to breakfast; he was quite obviously poisoned. All clues point to his half-siblings Janet and Philip as the likely culprits; after all, they are the only ones who seem to benefit from his death. However, when Victor’s boss, Mr. Knott, mysteriously disappears just a few days after Victor’s death, the case becomes more complicated. Although all clues point to Gavin Slater as Mr. Knott’s murderer, no one can find a body. And it is just too much of a coincidence to suppose that the two murders aren’t connected in some way. Superintendent Hanslet is once more on the case, which seems like a boon for criminals everywhere; fortunately, Dr. Lancelot Priestley is in the background to keep things in perspective.

The narrative begins with Victor Harleston’s murder and the investigation into that crime. Then, after Mr. Knott’s disappearance, the focus switches to the investigation of that mystery. Although the two crimes are interrelated and eventually connected, the sudden switch in focus from one to the other makes the story disjointed.

As usual, Inspector Hanslet comes across as a mindless buffoon. He is highly susceptible to manipulation, and always seems ready to believe the most obvious suspect just has to be guilty and should be immediately arrested. He routinely goes to Dr. Priestley for advice, but rarely seems inclined to take it. One has to imagine that, in cases for which Dr. Priestley is not consulted, countless criminals are walking free and that numerous innocent people have been dragged to the gallows just because of Hanslet’s gross incompetence.

Of course, Dr. Priestley is an equally disagreeable character in his own way. He appears to know the solution to the crimes very early on, but refuses to say directly what is on his mind. He just sort of sits in his armchair giving vague suggestions to Hanslet and Waghorn without explanation or elaboration, while secretly laughing at them behind their backs. Consequently, he comes across as incredibly pompous and self-absorbed. And, because he enjoys toying with the police like they are his personal playthings, the solution of the crime takes about five times longer than it should.

This is an interesting mystery with a well-crafted solution. Unfortunately, it drags on way too long and I found myself skimming towards the end.
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missterrienation | 1 outra resenha | Mar 25, 2022 |
Nahum Pershore drops dead at the annual motor show at Olympia for no apparent reason. As the police begin their investigations, they discover three separate attempts on Mr. Pershore’s life have recently been made. It seems likely his sudden demise is a definite case of murder, but—with no obvious cause of death—how will it be proven?

There are certainly a lot of obvious suspects with a lot of obvious motives, and even a few that are not so obvious. There’s the niece who stands to inherit a hefty sum on Mr. Pershore’s death. And the nephew who stands to inherit next to nothing. Then again, Mr. Pershore seems to have engaged in some violent quarrels with all of his closest friends lately. He doesn’t seem to treat his former childhood sweetheart, now his housekeeper, with any great amount of civility either. And what about Mr. Pershore’s estranged half-brother Micah who made his own fortune in the Argentine, but whose present whereabouts are unknown? Oddly enough, many of the prime suspects just happen to be in attendance at the car show at the precise moment Mr. Pershore makes his final exit…that couldn’t just be a coincidence, or could it?

There is plenty of action and misdirection on hand in this entertaining whodunit.

A number of people really want Nahum Pershore dead, and it is easy to believe that any one of the suspects is actually guilty of the crime. Superintendent Hanslet, who is the primary investigator handling the case, comes across as somewhat of a buffoon; at various points throughout the story he is utterly convinced that every one of the suspects is undoubtedly the murderer. Most of the viable suspects do have the motives, means, and opportunities to commit the murder, and it kind of seems like the author may have just picked one out of a hat to bring the book to a conclusion. It is rather unfair that the reader is unable to work out the actual cause of death until Doctor Overland accidentally stumbles across it in an obscure medical journal late in the narrative. However, that does not really detract from the enjoyment value of the story.

Although it gets off to a slow start with a detailed discussion of automobile transmissions, this is an entertaining mystery that makes for a fun, weekend read.
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missterrienation | Mar 16, 2022 |



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