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Go over the pond to find out how the Brits solve their crimes.

Martha Martin - 07:56am Dec 5, 2003 PST(#1 of 9)

I am seeking original source of poem cited by M.M. Kaye in DEATH IN BERLIN : "O passer- by, beware! Is the day fair? Yet unto evening shall the day spin on and soon thy sun be gone then darkness come, and this, a narrow home."

Diana Wolf - 08:12pm Jan 15, 2004 PST(#2 of 9)

Does Martha Grimes count as British Mystery? Gotta love her stories.

B Wiggs - 11:34am Jan 27, 2004 PST(#3 of 9)

I love MC Beaton series. Any suggestions for authors with similar style?

deborah adair - 02:06pm Feb 22, 2004 PST(#4 of 9)

Hi all, Hope someone can help me find this author. I read a book sometime ago but have forgotton all details but the plot. English, female author. Main charachter, young male D.I, former laywer. Married to a psychologist. Murder investigation in a small, wealthy country town. Old murder [ww2 era], is investigated and a fresh body appears in a grave of a recently deceased local. Any clues gratefully recieved. Thank you.

Chris Sepic - 06:50pm May 12, 2004 PST(#5 of 9)


Has anyone read the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries by Richard Todd? I enjoy the premise of an investigator turned army officer who comes back from WWI forever changed by his experiences and haunted (and often aided) by the memory of a dead soldier under his command.

I'd like to start a discussion about this series and will cross-post under authors.



Bonnie Lee - 10:35am Feb 5, 2008 PST(#6 of 9)

I would like to suggest Ann Purser to anyone that likes British mysteries. Her lead character is married with 2 children and she runs a housecleaning service in a small village in the UK. The titles are days of the week and should be started by reading Murder on Monday first. She has written through Saturday so far, and her new book, Sunday, comes out in June. I have enjoyed them and hope someone else will as well.



Fran Hinkel - 04:19am Feb 6, 2008 PST(#7 of 9)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Thanks for the information, Bonnie.

Sheila Kurian - 07:20am Dec 21, 2011 PST(#8 of 9)

Martha, I have been been looking for the source of that poem as well and have finally tracked it down to a poem by Walter de la Mare entitled II Epitaphs. It is cited on the following web-site: uoft/poetrymag10monruoft_djvu.txt -sheila

Fran Hinkel - 10:33am Jan 10, 2012 PST(#9 of 9)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I've emailed the orginal poster. It only took 8 years for an answer, lol! Thank you Sheila.

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