The Riverside Villas Murder

This meticulously paced thriller shows Amis at his most subtle and daring.

The Riverside Villas Murder

A mummy is stolen from a small town museum along with some Roman coins and a soaking wet man collapses in fourteen year old Peter Furneaux's living room bleeding from the head. What was a suspected student prank is followed by murder. At first it is impossible to see the connection, but the eccentric Colonel Manton does. With Peter's help the Colonel unravels a mystery that strikes fear into the heart of a genteel suburban neighbourhood and gives Peter rather more excitement than he bargained for at the tennis club social. This meticulously paced thriller shows Amis at his most subtle and daring.

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The Riverside Villas Murder
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Kingsley Amis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-07 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A mummy is stolen from a small town museum along with some Roman coins and a soaking wet man collapses in fourteen year old Peter Furneaux's living room bleeding from the head. What was a suspected student prank is followed by murder. At first it is impossible to see the
Understanding Kingsley Amis
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Merritt Moseley
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Surveys the career of a controversial British writer whose concern with class conflict prompted his classification along with John Osborne, John Braine, Alan Sillitoe, & John Wain as one of Britain's 'Angry Young Men'.
The Life of Kingsley Amis
Language: en
Pages: 1008
Authors: Zachary Leader
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-31 - Publisher: Random House

In this authorised biography, Zachary Leader argues that Kingsley Amis was not only the finest comic novelist of his generation, but a dominant figure in post-war British writing, as novelist, poet, critic and polemicist. Drawing not only on interviews with a range of Amis's friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and
Amis & Son
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Neil Powell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-28 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Two of the most successful British novelists of the last fifty years, Kingsley and Martin Amis are both known for their savage wit and their indifference to causing controversy. In his critical biography, Neil Powell looks at the careers of these two very divisive, and hugely talented writers: how they
English Usage Guides
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first