She was born Doris Bell Collier in Manchester. From the '50s till the end of the '70s it seemed that the big seaside experience in Britain involved holiday camps. On completing her studies she was assigned to University College Hospital in London where she became M. Many of her works used a medical background. Webmaster Solution Alexandria A windows pop-into of information full-content of Sensagent triggered by double-clicking any word on your webpage. On completing her studies she was assigned to University College Hospital in London where she became M. She was a small woman of thirty-five, slender, neat and unobtrusive, with brown crisply curling hair that was parted in the middle and drawn back into a tight little knot.
In recent years, Bell has specialized in non-series suspense stories, but she started her writing career with a series of classic mysteries starring David Wintringham. I will have to investigate. Later, he finds that five other men have appeared in the same costume. I think that can get too much. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Travers poked it with her finger. New and casual participants are always welcome: just send your link to me or one of the others, or put it in the comments below.
Wish this was one of them. Elizabeth Ferrars wrote a ton of books, and had more detectives than you could shake a stick at, many of them appearing in only a few books. A black skull cap and black half mask complete the costume. One night at a fancy dress party she is sitting alone and goes into a trance. Norman Dyer Ball, and the couple had a son and three daughters. Choose the design that fits your site.
Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. In 1923 she married Dr. Her amateur sleuth is, appropriately enough, a doctor. Well-regarded novels include 1938 , Death in Clairvoyance 1949 , and New People at the Hollies 1961. One of them is murdered.
The inspector believed that she recognised the dead man. Many of the short stories appeared in the newspaper The Evening Standard. I suspect that the modern tourist experience has inspired more than one crime novel, but I wonder if the whole 'Bargain Holidays to Spain' period of the early '70s has. I've been meaning to read Josephine Bell for a while. Overall she wrote more than 60 books, 45 of them in the detective fiction genre where, as well as medical backgrounds, she used such as archaeology in 'Bones in the Barrow' 1953 , music in 'The Summer School Mystery' 1950 and even a wildlife sanctuary as background in 'Death on the Reserve' 1966. From 1954—62 she was a member of the management committee of St.
In addition she was involved in the foundation of the Crime Writers' Association in 1953, an organisation in which she served as chair person in the 1959—60 season. Great to have you doing a piece, and I wouldn't worry too much about dates - I hadn't really thought about it for the themes, and the authors we covered all wrote well into later years. Was the claivoyante right in claiming that she foresaw the crime? Eventually, however, under constant pressure from us, Mother paid a visit into town and returned to the villa coyly bearing a mysterious parcel. Copyright © 1986, 2007 by the Pronzini-Muller Family Trust. Or was she herself to be the next victim? There is a Fr Brown story featuring with the excellent Puck picture.
In Murder in Hospital Wintringham, medical registrar at St. I like the medical background to this series as I think it adds an extra dimension to them. Her skin, naturally fair, had the biscuity tinge and the reddening on the cheekbones that comes from spending a great deal of time, all the year round, out of doors. The vive bergère dress had always been arresting, for its green stripes were quite an inch broad, but unti…. Wintringham dresses as clown in a green and white white suite with white frills at the wrists and neck. I loved the picture, I always love anything to do with , and am very partial to a murder story dealing with the paranormal, so naturally I had to get hold of this book straightaway — on Kindle, so no lovely cover, but great news that the excellent Bello Books imprint has republished it as an ebook.
Poppy-coloured ribbons with a vive bergère gown of green and white stripes would, she fancied, present a shockingly garish picture. Obviously I was wrong about that. And they decide to try and keep track of all the clowns. Norman Dyer Ball in 1923 and the couple had a son and three daughters. Her husband died in 1936 and she moved to Guildford, Surrey and she became a member of the management committee of St.
A while back she bought a copy of the book and shared the cover in a Golden Age forum. We stared at the odd garment and wondered what it was for. If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. The children oldest is around 12 regularly go playing on the beach and swimming alone, which reads very oddly to modern eyes, and leads to some jeopardy later on. When a dead body is found, the police must discover which of the men in these costumes was the killer. With a murdered clown, five suspects and several red herrings Josephine Bell sets a pretty problem in detection for David Wintringham the doctor and amateur detective.
Six masked and identically dressed clowns meet at a fancy dress ball. They had come to the end of their resources, their insurances, and their capacity for earning. The latter had one case to solve on his own, and three with barrister Claude Warrington-Reeve, who had no solo appearances. Between 1910 and 1916 she studied at , then trained at until 1919. While in the trance she sees two people dressed identically as clowns. Who had a motive to kill? Her husband died in 1936 and she moved to ,.