In P.D. James’ novel An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, the main character, Cordelia Gray is thrust into the world of private investigators when the suicide of her partner, Bernie Pryde, forces her to take over the business alone. In her first case, she is hired to investigate the motive behind Mark Callender’s suicide. Although Cordelia is a solo detective in this case, she relies on the memory of Bernie Pryde and the lessons he shared with her during their time together. In An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Cordelia’s use of memory allows for her to remember the lessons of more experienced investigators. When Cordelia discovers that Bernie has committed suicide, she becomes the sole owner and detective of Pryde Detective Agency. Cordelia decides
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Susan Hill’s Woman in Black is about Arthur Kipps, a lawyer in London, who has been given the task of filing the papers of the dead Mrs. Drablow. While on his journey and at Eel Marsh House he experiences some interesting and eerie happenings. In Chapter 10; “Whistle and I’ll Come to You” Hill uses a variety of literary techniques to create an atmosphere of fear and foreboding. Hill uses sensory imagery to create fear and foreboding.
James King is one of two people being tried for the murder of Alguinaldo Nesbitt, as well as the robbery of his drugstore. He is guilty of felony murder, and there is much evidence to support this verdict. Bobo Evans, another perpetrator of this crime, “places Mr. King in the drugstore with him on the 22nd of December. This testimony was backed up by Lorelle Henry” (Myers 256-257). This is significant because Henry is a reliable witness, and she is an elderly, retired librarian with no criminal activity.
Andrea Douglas-Brown was a young woman who seemed to have everything going for her: wealth, beauty, and youth, yet this façade of her perfect life came crashing down with the discovery of her dead body frozen in the ice. This quarter, I have been reading Robert Bryndza’s novel The Girl in the Ice, and I have finished reading this book. Detective Erika Foster has been called to lead the investigation on the murder of this young socialite. While others look for obvious, black and white solutions, DCI Foster sees the complexity of this case.
2002, mostlyfiction.com/history/shreve.htm. Part II: Summary of the Article Anita Shreve sets the events of the novel in 1995, to coincide with the time in which the O.J. Simpson trial concludes. Jean's assignment is to shoot some photos of Smuttynose for a sidebar article about this previous century's debated sensational murder. Shreve has Jean tell us the details of both her story and that of Marens simultaneously, easily moving back and forth in time, not providing any breaks or transitions between the two. Part III: Assessment of the Source 1.
When Jeannette’s mom gives birth to her fourth child; named Maureen, Jeannette says to her, “I promised her I’d always take care of her” (46). She promises to take care of Maureen, and to take care of her Jeannette has to keep motivated and hope for the best, but also remain dedicated and try her hardest. Making that promise shows Jeannette is mature and she will accomplish whatever is possible for Maureen. As life moves on, Jeannette wants to feel like she knows what is going on in the world, “But a newspaper reporter… I decided I wanted to be one of the people who knew what was really going on” (204).
Now 15 years later she is working for the Texas Justice System as a public relations officer working with death row inmates, the media, and the system. It isn’t a job she loves, but it allows her to take care of her ailing father and the son that she adores. She just wants more. When she meets Lance, she knows that he is different from the other few men she has dated.
The negligence of women doing nothing about sexual abuse and incest. Her aunty Val brining all those boyfriends around that sexually abuse Bernice (p.182). She refused to go back to her uncle Larry’s place, yet no one asked why (p.12). Valene herself is guilty of poor parenting that cause Bernice to end up in foster care (p.183). it calls for concern as to how they attend to their issues to in turn help
The authors present another theory of the cause of Deane 's death, stating that prehaps his friend Bancroft had poisened him. He had a clear motive being that Bancroft had grown relient of his pension from his years as a spy, as well as the hope of him recived a monopoly for creating color dyes, and with his old friend, Silas Deane, going back to America to clear up his past, one that Bancroft was a large part of, he was at the very least uncomfortable with the situation. Bancroft was not sure of how Deane was going to clear his reputation, but he could not risk his secrets being revealed, as they included the sneaky business that they both participated in in France, Bancroft being a double agent and Bancroft 's role in the affair of John
“You are trying to be arrested,” he said (4). Maureen was dying to know the reason of her abduction but, did not want to overwhelm him with too many questions. “She waited for him to say more”(4). Cowardice sometimes seizes Maureen’s being. She underestimates herself.
The topic that I have chosen for my upcoming research paper is a comparison of the women in three literary works: Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, and Henrik Isben’s A Doll House. Specifically, I want to analyze the similarities between the five women—Louise Mallard, Minnie Wright, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Hale, and Nora Helmer—such as their situations, motivations, and ultimately, the decisions at the end of their stories that stem from the same source: their society. I also want to compare the men in these stories, and how their similarities led to the stories’ outcomes just as much as the women’s. The decisions I am referring to are Louise’s death—which,
Chandler produces the classic detective novel through his use of conniving criminals, corrupt police, and characters that are slighted by the actions of those in their lives. The novels chief detective, Philip Marlowe, is unable to eliminate every criminal that crosses his path, much to his dismay. Although most of the offenders are apparent from the beginning of the novel, some are not revealed until towards the end. Consider mob boss Eddie Mars; well known by the police officers, along with his hitman Canino, yet no one seems to do anything about it. The absence of action is not a result of ineptitude; it is merely from the mob having control over everything, spanning from bootlegging to covering up murders.
In Susan Glaspell's play “Trifles,” there is a difference between the men and women’s way of perceiving evidence to Mr. Wright’s murder case. The men spend most of their time searching for solid evidence upstairs where Mr. Wright's murder takes place. However, the women spend most of their time in Mrs. Wright’s kitchen. Instead of seeking tangible evidence, they inspect the condition of the items and acknowledge how they have been muddled around. Different perspectives lead to a variety of discoveries such as the women’s way of perceiving evidence.
All characters are accused and redeemed of guilt but the murderer is still elusive. Much to the shock of the readers of detective fiction of that time, it turns out that the murderer is the Watson figure, and the narrator, the one person on whose first-person account the reader 's’ entire access to all events depends -- Dr. Sheppard. In a novel that reiterates the significance of confession to unearth the truth, Christie throws the veracity of all confessions contained therein in danger by depicting how easily the readers can be taken in by
These mystery stories are apart from the reality. The Realists, unlike the Intuitionists, presents the text as realistic as possible, Dorothy L. Sayers, an English author is one of the most famous writers of this sub-genre and wrote ‘Lord Peter Wimsey’ and another eleven novels and two sets of the short stories. The Realist works with the physical evidence such as footprints, bullet holes, and other forensic or measurable evidence, however, the Intuitionists with the exercise of minds. Therefore, Crime Fiction is not static, each of these sub-genres within The Golden Age holds its basic conventions of the establishment.