After the Exhibition


      After the Exhibition
Art, my dear boy, said Mr Askern, especially sacred art, needs tradition Tradition is the bedrock of our art He broke off, staring at the woman in front of him Her face seemed to lose all definition and her skin turned an unnatural shade of putty coloured grey Art, she said, her voice scarcely than a whisper Art Oh my God, art She swayed dangerously Jack leapt forward, catching her as she fell Jack Haldean expected Lythewell and Askerns exhibition of church art in Lyon House, London, to be a sedate affair After all, Lythewell and Askern, Church Artists, were a respectable, old fashioned firm, the last people to be associated with mystery, violence and sudden death Or so it seemed until after the exhibition. Download After the Exhibition author Dolores Gordon-Smith – tbjewellers.co.uk

Dolores Gordon Smith is the author of A Fete Worse than Death, the first in the Jack Haldean series She graduated from the University of Surrey in 1981 She lives in Cheshire, United Kingdom.Series Jack Haldean Murder Mystery

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • After the Exhibition
  • Dolores Gordon-Smith
  • English
  • 11 November 2019
  • 0727883763

10 thoughts on “ After the Exhibition

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this mystery set in London somewhere between 1924 and 1925, I couldn t tell exactly and the author never gave a definite date This is the first novel I ve read by Dolores Gordon Smith and even though it appears to be the eighth of the series I had no problems easily picking up the relationship between the main characters Chief Inspector William Rackham of Scotland Yard and his writer friend, Major Jack Haldean, attend an exhibition of church art and what happens in the street I really enjoyed this mystery set in London somewhere between 1924 and 1925, I couldn t...

  2. says:

    Poor relation Betty has a strange experience in the cottage rented by the exotic Italian woman who s creating havoc in a London exurb She s sure she s seen Signora Bianchi s murdered body, but no one believes her When she goes to Scotland Yard, they only investigate when prompted by Jack Haldean, who isthan willing to find reasons to spend time with Betty Haldean comes up with several erroneous notions about what s going on, but whe...

  3. says:

    Jack Haldean, author or crime novels, reluctantly attends an exhibition of church art with his friend Scotland Yard detective Bill Rackham He finds the exhibition boring but is intrigued when a flag seller collapses outside He is evenintrigued when Bill tells him about the vanishing corpse discovered by Betty Wingate who is connected to the organisers of the exhibition Jack likes Betty when he meets her and believes her story of being attacked in the house of an Italian lady who lives i Jack Haldean, author or crime novels, reluctantly attends an exhibition of church art with his friend Scotland Yard detective Bill Rackham He finds the exhibition boring but is intrigued when a flag seller collapses outside He is evenintrigued when Bill tells him about the vanishing corpse discovered by Betty Wingate who is connected to the organisers of the exhibition Jack likes Betty when he meets her and believes her story of being attacked in the house of an Italian lady who lives in the same village when she goes to investigate suspicious activity What follows is an interesting and well written mystery story set in that Golden Age of British detective stories, the nineteen twenties I liked Jack Haldean himself and his relationship with Bill Rackham is well done and believable I thought the author captured the spirit of the era very well and it has prompted me to go back to the beginning of the series and read them in order This is n...

  4. says:

    Well there are enough twists and red herrings to make it a good mystery there are literary nods to Oscar Wilde and other classic stories and there is finally a personal story for Jack.The language from previous books that captures the sound and feel of the times is unfortunately mis...

  5. says:

    Enjoyable cozy mystery very much in the classic British tradition When his friend Bill Rackham invites him to an exhibition of church art, Jack Haldean has no idea this will be the start of a very convoluted case But when Betty Wingate insists she discovered a murder victim, who subsequently disappeared, only Jack and possibly Bill believe her But when long concealed secrets are revealed, followed by another death, the search is on to determine just who and why Interesting characters and a Enjoyable cozy mystery very much in the classic British tradition When his friend Bill Rackham invites him to an exhibition of church art, Jack Haldean has no idea this will be the start of a very convoluted case But when Betty Wingate insists she discovered a murder victim, who subsequently disappeared, only Jack and possibly Bill believe he...

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this mystery set between the wars I have heard the author talk so it was about time I read one of her books Not my favourite but I would read others in the series Light and easy to read.

  7. says:

    I really enjoy this series, and this is one of the better ones Love the characters, and a decent plot Would recommend.

  8. says:

    I liked it but the solution felt contrived.

  9. says:

    This review contains spoilers.I expected to like this bookthan I did This is a classic British mystery set between the World Wars one of my favorite places in one of my favorite time periods The plot is well constructed, keeping the reader guessing, especially when the supposed first murder victim turns out to be alive and well Meanwhile, another character, who appeared to be unconnected at first, disappears More victims pile up as the plot growscomplex, with private detective Ja This review contains spoilers.I expected to like this bookthan I did This is a classic British mystery set between the World Wars one of my favorite places in one of my favorite time periods The plot is well constructed, keeping the reader guessing, especially when the supposed first murder victim turns out to be alive and well Meanwhile, another character, who appeared to be unconnected at first, disappears More victims pile up as the plot growscomplex, with private detective Jack Haldean and his friends seeing their various theories of the case torn to shreds with each new development or stunning revelation It should be an ideal book, yet it suffers from a complete lack of character development Granted, this is Gordon Smith s eighth Major Haldean book, though this is the first I ve read Possibly Ha...

  10. says:

    I think that many people that have followed this series may find this one a little talky Haldean and his Scotland Yard friend Bill Rackham spend a great deal of time discussing the theories they have about the series of events a mysterious murder that is missing a body, an exotic woman who has seemingly charmed a father and son, an edifice to a man s ego and missing treasure after an art exhibit in London I liked it because it considered all the clues that the reader knew also The reader I think that many people that have followed this series may find this one a little talky Haldean a...

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