à Read ☆ Jack, the Lady Killer by H.R.F. Keating õ aqqa.pro
à Read ☆ Jack, the Lady Killer by H.R.F. Keating õ A rhyme crime about a 19 year old who arrives in the Punjab in 1935 with his love of Home, stiff upper lip, and sense of British duty fully present Will they last The Punjab In IndiaThe Sub Continent Under The Raj Fresh From His English Boarding School, Jack Steele Is A New Recruit To The Indian Imperial Police And Soon Begins To Acquire The Attitudes Of Old India Hands Towards The People Under Their Rule Only A Few Months Into His Posting, Jack Has To Conduct A Murder Investigation When One Of The British Community At His Station, The Sexually Rapacious Widow Milly Marchbanks, Is Found Strangled To Jack S Consternation, The Only Clue Implicates A Member Of The Briton S Club But Which One While Jack Goes Round And Round In Circles, His Self Effacing Indian Sergeant, Bulaki Ram, Discreetly Nudges Him Along The Way He Needs To GoH R F Keating Is Best Known For His Long Series Of Inspector Ghote Mysteries Set In India, But Jack, the Lady Killer Is Something Completely Different As Well As Completely Unexpected It Is One Of The Rarest Forms Known To Literature, A Detective Novel In Verse Inspired By Vikram Seth S Brilliantly Successful Revival Of The Verse Novel In The Golden Gate, Keating Develops His Rhyme Crime In NearlyFourteen Line Stanzas During A Writing Career Spanning Forty Years, Keating Has Won Many Honours, Most Notably The Award Of The CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger InFor A Lifetime S Achievement SinceHe Has Been President Of The Detection Club In Succession To Some Of The Greats Of British Crime Fiction, G K Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers, Agatha Christie And Julian Symons Detectives in verse, you ask Of course and this is new. He still must find the clueand then complete his task. Vikram Seth A Suitable Boy did the first as far as we know novel in verse and H R F Keating was fascinated by it He iscommonly known as the author of the seemingly unending and for me that s great series concerning Inspector Ghote, mysteries set in India So this is new. It s done well, but I just don t like the verse It was worth a try.
I think for many this could be rated higher than 3 stars I am not a fan of poetry, but my challenge group has a poetry task each April for National Poetry Month, so I thought I would try this novel in verse. Written by an award winning mystery author, a mystery novel in verse is apparently a rare item It was cleverly done and kept me reading The rhymes were better executed than the mystery, which I guessed before I was midway. I learned something in the prologue The rhyming pattern in this was the same as that of Eugene Onegin by Pushkin, which I expect to try one day. All Keating s books are grand, and his work as a critic fills me with awe, but this small volume, set in 1930s Punjab, is written in verse.