The Worm of Death

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  • The Worm of Death
  • Nicholas Blake
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 0060807989

About the Author: Nicholas Blake

The Worm of Death Kindle ✓ The Worm PDF/EPUB or worm kindle, death pdf, The Worm pdf, The Worm of DeathThe Worm of Death eBook Nicholas Blake is the pseudonym of poet Cecil Day Lewis C Day Lewis who was born in Ireland in He was the son of the Reverend Frank Cecil Day Lewis and his wife Kathleen nee Squires His mother died in and he and his father moved to London where he was brought up by his father with the help of an auntHe spent his holidays in Wrexford and regarded The Worm PDF/EPUB or himself very much as anglo irish, although when the Republic of Ireland was declared in he chose British citizenshipHe was married twice, to Mary King in and to Jill Balcon in and during the s he had a long love affair with novelist Rosamond Lehmann He had four children from his two marriages with actor Daniel Day Lewis, documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day Lewis and TV critic and writer Sean Day Lewis being three of his childrenHe began work as a schoolmaster and during World War II he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information After the war he joined Chatto Windus as a senior editor and director and then in he began lecturing at Cambridge University He later taught poetry at Oxford University, where he was Professor of Poetry from and from he was the Norton Professor at Harvard UniversityBut he was by then earning his living mainly from his writings, having had some poetry published in the late s and early s and then in beginning his career as a thriller writer with A Question of Proof , which featured his amateur sleuth Nigel Strangeways, reputedly modelled on W H Auden He continued the Strangeways series, which finally totalled novels ending with The Morning After Death in He also wrote four detective novels which did not feature StrangewaysHe continued to write poetry and became Poet Laureate in , a post he held until his death in He was also awarded the CBEHe died from pancreatic cancer on May at the Hertfordshire home of Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard, where he and his wife were staying He is buried in Stinsford churchyard, close to the grave of one of his heroes Thomas Hardy, something that he had arranged before his death.


The Worm of DeathThe Worm of Death Kindle ✓ The Worm PDF/EPUB or worm kindle, death pdf, The Worm pdf, The Worm of DeathThe Worm of Death eBook An old doctor is killed his body put into the river Family members are suspects two sons, daughter and adopted son Nigel Strangeways and Clare are invited to help, to find motive and means.

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10 thoughts on “The Worm of Death

  1. Dave says:

    I m jumping around chronologically among the books in this series and I ve yet to be disappointed by any of them This one is darker and harsher than the others I ve read, and, aside from some dated macho posturing, is thoroughly gripping and confounding Clare is a great partner to Nigel Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs are wonderful settings Very autumnal.

  2. Snake says:

    It s my first from this series and I enjoyed that is sort of art related and also the Petronius reference I found the pool of characters interesting to observe and I enjoyed following the detective, mostly for the dialogues I felt like the descriptions weren t as good Not only is Nigel labeling the suspects but he does it redundantly As an example, whenever it came to Harold, it had to be mentioned him being uxorious This is a nice word and might show an intellectual inclination in Nigel to It s my first from this series and I enjoyed that is sort of art related and also the Petronius reference I found the pool of characters interesting to observe and I enjoyed following the detective, mostly for the dialogues I felt like the descriptions weren t as good Not only is Nigel labeling the suspects but he does it redundantly As an example, whenever it came to Harold, it had to be mentioned him being uxorious This is a nice word and might show an intellectual inclination in Nigel towards classical languages, but it surely doesn t need to appear a thousand times to make a point

  3. Vanessa says:

    A closed circle mystery that really digs into the dislike the detective author has for the fast and loose, post WW II, jumped up working class The upper middle doesn t fare too well either, but at least those characters are given dialogue that is mildly believable Also, and this is by no means only a fault of Mr Blake s, in this Strangways there is like no way to be a woman that is likable viable not a madonna or whore outside of being Strangways girlfriend, and she usually just listens A closed circle mystery that really digs into the dislike the detective author has for the fast and loose, post WW II, jumped up working class The upper middle doesn t fare too well either, but at least those characters are given dialogue that is mildly believable Also, and this is by no means only a fault of Mr Blake s, in this Strangways there is like no way to be a woman that is likable viable not a madonna or whore outside of being Strangways girlfriend, and she usually just listens calmly these gender problems are larger than the discussion of this novel, and I don t know if this piece can bear that weight, but it really got under my skin this go round, Anyway, it s a pretty good read even if the mystery is laugh out loud improbably, A recommend.I received an ecopy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  4. Annarella says:

    I love Nicholas Blake mysteries and this one was really good.It s well written, with an entertaining and interesting plot It keep you guessing till the end.Strongly recommended.Many thanks to Ipso Books and Netgalley

  5. Robyn says:

    Kindle Unlimited Free Trial I didn t enjoy this as much as some of the other Strangeways books, which is why it took ages to finish Admittedly, I had a lot going on in my own life when I read it, but mainly I need at least one redeeming character in a book.

  6. Jacob Lehman says:

    Quick read, but not particularly gripping or novel.

  7. Grey Wolf says:

    Really enjoyed this, it was very atmospheric for the area it was set in, and it kept me guessing to the end what had happened and who had made it happen

  8. ShanDizzy says:

    An enthralling dark murder mystery permeated with a sinister pervasive gloom An enthralling dark murder mystery permeated with a sinister pervasive gloom

  9. Les Wilson says:

    The only down side to this book was the ending Can t say why without spoiling the book.

  10. Ann says:

    Nigel Strangeways is called in when a prominent doctor disappears, and is later found in the Thames river The man had been killed by exsanguination someone cut his wrists, and this unusual murder method is one of the clues leading to the identity of the killer The other clues come from the victim s relationships with his 3 biological and one adopted child His downtrodden daughter is now able to marry the excitable and low born artist her father despised His eldest son, also a doctor, does n Nigel Strangeways is called in when a prominent doctor disappears, and is later found in the Thames river The man had been killed by exsanguination someone cut his wrists, and this unusual murder method is one of the clues leading to the identity of the killer The other clues come from the victim s relationships with his 3 biological and one adopted child His downtrodden daughter is now able to marry the excitable and low born artist her father despised His eldest son, also a doctor, does not have to endure sarcastic remarks about his limited medical talents anyHis second son can now inherit the funds he needs to keep his business afloat and his expensive and promiscuous wife at home And his adopted son is an enigma all the way, including his parentage.The mystery is not particularly challenging the most likely suspect is indeed guilty The best part of the book was the atmosphere of the part of London called the Isle of Dogs, and the dock areas of the Thames Fog, barges, locks, alleyways all very evocative To me the most dated part was the psychology of the second son s wife Her come ons to Nigel are just ridiculous some wishful thinking on the part of the author, perhaps Anyway, she s a glamorous but not quite credible addition to the cast of respectable middle class Londoners