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Jim Eldridge

Autor(a) de My Story: Trenches

112+ Works 1,883 Membros 49 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Inclui os nomes: J. Eldridge, Jim Eldridge

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Obras por Jim Eldridge

My Story: Trenches (2002) 228 exemplares, 4 críticas
My Story: Spy Smuggler: Paul Lelaud, France, 1942-1944 (2002) 111 exemplares, 2 críticas
Desert Danger (My Story) (2005) 111 exemplares, 3 críticas
Flying Ace (My Story) (2003) 101 exemplares, 3 críticas
Roman Invasion (My Story) (2008) 98 exemplares, 1 crítica
Murder at the Fitzwilliam (2018) 86 exemplares, 5 críticas
Warrior! True Stories Of Combat, Skill And Courage (2001) 83 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jungle Kill (2010) 60 exemplares
Murder at the British Museum (2019) 57 exemplares, 5 críticas
Pyramid of Secrets (My Story) (2010) 55 exemplares, 2 críticas
Spies And Special Forces! (2002) 43 exemplares
The Sweep's Boy (My Story) (2010) 39 exemplares
Murder at the Ashmolean (2019) 33 exemplares, 2 críticas
Murder at the Manchester Museum (2020) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Standing Alone (My True Stories) (2011) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Murder at the Natural History Museum (2020) 25 exemplares, 2 críticas
Jungle Force (2011) 25 exemplares
Murder at Madame Tussauds (2021) 22 exemplares, 3 críticas
Warpath 2: Deadly Skies (1999) 18 exemplares
Murder at the Ritz (2021) 18 exemplares, 1 crítica
Murder at the National Gallery (2022) 18 exemplares
Murder at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2022) 17 exemplares, 4 críticas
50 Things You Should Know About the First World War (2014) 16 exemplares, 1 crítica
My Story: Codename Céline (2015) 15 exemplares
Warpath: Behind Enemy Lines (1999) 15 exemplares
Disgusting Dave and the Farting Dog (2009) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
1066 (I Was There) (2015) 14 exemplares
Depth Charge Danger (Warpath) (1999) 14 exemplares
Second World War Stories for Boys (2012) 13 exemplares
War Spy (My Story) (2013) 12 exemplares
Tank Attack (Warpath) (1999) 12 exemplares
Murder at Claridge's (2022) 12 exemplares, 2 críticas
Murder at the Savoy (2021) 11 exemplares, 1 crítica
Hunk and Thud (Wrestling Trolls) (2014) 11 exemplares
Death in the Desert (Black Ops) (2010) 11 exemplares
Murder at the Tower of London (2023) 10 exemplares
Assassins (2016) 9 exemplares
Shadows of the Dead (2017) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Escape from Pompeii (Survivor) (2017) 9 exemplares
Bomb! (2011) 9 exemplares
Desert Duel (Double Take) (2004) 9 exemplares
The Dunkirk escape (2009) 8 exemplares
London Stories (2012) 8 exemplares
Alan Turing (Real Lives) (2013) 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Under Attack (2013) 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Urban Assassin (Black Ops) (2011) 7 exemplares
Bad Boyes and the Gangsters (1988) 7 exemplares
Secret Assault: SAS (2004) 7 exemplares
Coming Home (2018) 6 exemplares
The Wobbly Jelly Joke Book (1984) 5 exemplares
London Siege (2003) 5 exemplares
Monsterman (Teens) (1988) 5 exemplares
Parsley Sidings (2012) 5 exemplares
Island of Fear (Warpath) (2000) 5 exemplares
Jungle War: SAS (2004) 5 exemplares
King Street Junior (1988) 4 exemplares
Blood on the Wall (2013) 4 exemplares
Jack Versus Veto : Match Five (2015) 4 exemplares
Holidays Survival Guide (1989) 4 exemplares
Night Bomber (Warpath) (2000) 3 exemplares
Sink the Tirpitz (Solo) (2010) 3 exemplares
Tractor and Digger (1999) 3 exemplares
Bad Boyes (1987) 3 exemplares
Survivor: Escape from Pompeii (2017) 2 exemplares
Time Riders (1991) 2 exemplares
More Ways to Handle Grown-ups (1987) 2 exemplares
Down Payment on Death (1972) 2 exemplares
Bogeys, Boils and Belly Buttons (1986) 2 exemplares
Impact: Humour Set C (1997) 2 exemplares
The Funniest Joke Book (1983) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Hernan Cortes: The Life of a Spanish Conquistador (2005) — Ilustrador — 43 exemplares, 1 crítica
Richard the Lionheart: The Life of a King and Crusader (2005) — Ilustrador, algumas edições31 exemplares, 2 críticas

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1944-11-25
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK

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Murder at the Victoria & Albert Museum begins with the newly married Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton are commissioned by Queen Victoria to solve the murder of Andrew Page, a curator whose body was found near the foundation stone she laid at this monument to her great love, Prince Albert. Just imagine how handy a royal commission letter can be to investigators. They are aided by a friend in Scotland Yard while that friend’s supervisor fumes about their involvement but sees the value in sharing information, especially if he thinks it’s a one-way street.

Andrew Page, the murdered curator, is a perfect murder mystery suspect. Was he murdered by a romantic rival, German spies, an unscrupulous embezzler, a philandering colleague, or a jealous coworker? The red herrings abound and the story is such that you think if Daniel and Abigall just turn one more corner, they will find another. This is complicated when there is another murder.

Murder at the Victoria & Albert Museum is the eighth book in the Museum Mysteries series. [Here’s the author introducing the series in 2020.] The mystery is fair in that the readers are provided the clues as the detectives gather them. I haven’t read the first seven in this series but don’t think that decreased my enjoyment of this one.

The book is fast-paced and focused heavily on the plot. There is very little character development which is a weakness, particularly with Chief Superintendent Armstrong who is a very flat character. He hates the Museum Detectives and his unnecessary competition with them leads him to make one poor decision after another. He becomes a malignant buffoon and I am sure deserves better. But even the protagonists, Daniel and Abigail, are relatively flat. They feel as if they were unpacked from a box where they are stored between murders.

The mystery itself was well-plotted, complicated but fair. I love the abundance of red herrings though I do think too many were too quickly dispatched. It would be good to see several balls in the air at one time, so to speak. Still, I am thinking of reading the seven that preceded this book because I do love a good cozy.

I received an e-galley of Murder at the Victoria & Albert Museum from the publisher through NetGalley.

Murder at the Victoria & Albert Museum at Alison & Busby
Jim Eldridge author site

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Tonstant.Weader | 3 outras críticas | Aug 23, 2022 |
1899 When the body of Andrew Page, curator, is discovered at the site of the new Victoria and Albert museum, the Queen instructs Daniel and Abigail Wilson to investigate.
An entertaining and well-written historical mystery. With its cast of varied, and likable characters, especially the two main ones. A good addition to this enjoyable Victorian series which can easily be read as a standalone story.
 
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Vesper1931 | 3 outras críticas | Aug 11, 2022 |
1899, British-imperialism, South Africa, private-investigators, archaeologist, ex-cop, law-enforcement, friction, friendship, Boer-conflict, historical-novel, historical-figures, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, royalty, due-diligence, murder, murder-investigation, museum, egoist*****

I have read some of the others in series, but I believe that this one, too, can easily stand alone.
Abigail Fenton is an archaeologist who even explored the tombs in Egypt with Flinders-Petrie but is now working as a private enquiry agent with her partner, Daniel Wilson who is a former Scotland Yard detective. Together they are known as the Museum Detectives because of the past cases they have solved.
Queen Victoria wants them to be on the case, but Chief Superintendent Armstrong of Scotland Yard doesn't want them involved. Too bad. While investigating, they find suspicions of one man, but the CS goes ahead with charges and publicity only to be embarrassed when the man is proven innocent. And so, the suspects pile up! Another fine mystery!
I requested and received a digital ARC of this book from Allison & Busby via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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jetangen4571 | 3 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2022 |
Museum Mysteries, a series by Jim Eldridge, is one of my go-to reads. Each new title that comes out feels like a bit of a vacation to me. The books read quickly, the characters are engaging, and the mystery solutions take some real thinking. The mysteries are set in London during the reign of Queen Victoria, a period I'm particularly fond of when it comes to historical mysteries.

This volume is interesting in that the narrative includes two murders, which may or may not be connected, making Daniel and Abigail (the central characters) unsure of the number of culprits they're seeking. Several characters have engaged in unscrupulous activities of one sort of another, so no one can be quickly removed from the list of suspects. Add in tensions between our detective pair, Scotland Yard, and government departments. There are no dull moments in this title.

If you need a mystery-based "vacation," and like historical mysteries, this title should do the trick!

I received a free electronic review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley; the opinions are my own.
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Sarah-Hope | 3 outras críticas | Jul 28, 2022 |

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Obras
112
Also by
2
Membros
1,883
Popularidade
#13,665
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
49
ISBN
280
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
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