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characters ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Gerald Kersh In London under the fog of war a 10 year old Jewish girl is murdered The police have no clues and little interest so crusader Asta Thundesley takes up the challenge. There's something about you that invites violenceAnother example of brash honest and wickedly smart writing from Kersh It's obvious that the man had a voracious appetite for life and really saw the world and all the types of people cluttering it up for what it was and this is what separates him from many many other and well known authors the bookish retiring types whittling away at novels filled with literary style but devoid of real human substance Which Kersh filled his books with filled them with stinking and ingenious humanity till they were bursting with it And why not he'd probably ask Sit down and have a read of this mate wrap your mind around this it'll sober you up right uick make you forget all those silly little notions you had about brotherly love and do unto others You ought to pack all that thinking in just look where its got youKersh went out and got amongst it And he's seen all types and had his innate appreciation for his fellow man blunted by the cowardly craven gutless masses of criminals and scheisters and all their ilk but his love for life his bold love for life remained just as keen; his wit and powers of observation and description stayed sharp even grew sharper over the years A dead hot proper piece of writing this Kersh must have been damn satisfied to sit back and reflect on writing something like this I can only imagine his sense of satisfaction at having turned this belter in at the publisher's office and strode out of the building like he owned the place This is how you do it

free read Prelude to a Certain Midnight

free read Prelude to a Certain Midnight ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Õ In London under the fog of war a 10 year old Jewish girl is murdered The police have no clues and little interest so crusader Asta Thundesley takes up the challenge sifting through clues and gathering up suspects for a dinner party where nothing Of dead ends Fascinating example of life's perils by author Kersh Night and the City who reminds for every winner there can be a ton of losers First published 1947. In A Desolate Corner of LondonGerald Kersh takes a story of a child murder complete with a drawing room expose of the killer and turns it into something far different than a regular crime story In fact what he does is in some ways provide a satire of the genre Don't read this for action packed chase scenes Rather open this up and savor Kersh's descriptions of the most odd eccentric group of neighbors you ever met A keen observer of human nature Kersh has created characters like you wouldn't believe trapped in their own worlds of pain despair grief loneliness and alcoholism

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Prelude to a Certain MidnightSifting through clues and gathering up suspects for a dinner party where nothing is learned Detective Turpin goes by the book and finds himself with a stunning set. After reading Nightshade Damnation Kersh's book of short stories edited by Harlan Ellison I started searching for other Kersh works This 1947 novel is a mystery gem about an socialite activist convinced that a child's murderer is one of her acuaintances from a local bar She hosts a party hoping to catch the killer who we learn actually wants to confess Kersh's style may seem old fashioned with his lush prose and Dickensian names but the tale is fast moving fun suspenseful and surprising This isn't considered one of his major works; I'm rationing those and expect some fine reading to come