1 edition of The return of Captain John Emmett found in the catalog.
The return of Captain John Emmett
by Virago in London
|LC Classifications||PR6119.P45 R48 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||442 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||442|
|LC Control Number||2012371566|
I purchased “The Return of Captain John Emmett” by Elizabeth Speller as an Audible book for my Kindle. I wasn’t sure what to expect because this is a new author to me, and also the narrator of the audible book was one I had never listened to. The experience . So, I decided to first read the original book, The Return of Captain John Emmett. Wonderful surprise and an introduction to a new novelist to file in my "must reads". Of course, I have to admit I am partial to British mysteries placed in historical settings. One refreshing experience with this book is that it is not a police/detective novel/5().
Tom Nolan reviews Elizabeth Speller's "The Return of Captain John Emmett" and Harry Dolan's "Very Bad Men.". Mary Emmett's brother John, an officer during the recently ended World War I, has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. She contacts an old flame, Laurence Bartram, who has turned his back on the world to help her find answers/5(26).
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At once a compelling mystery and an elegant literary debut, The Return of Captain John Emmett. blends the psychological depth of Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy with lively storytelling from the golden age of British crime fiction.4/5(90). "The Return of Captain John Emmett" is an excellent mystery, the twists and turns and surprising revelations come thick and fast.
The sort of book which can keep you reading far into the night, and regret having to go to work/5. The Return of Captain John Emmett on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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The Return of Captain John Emmett on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Return of Captain John Emmett: : Books Skip to main content. Captain John Emmett returned to England from the "Great War" (now called World War I) with shell shock. He was put in a small hospital for veterans suffering from this trauma and seemed to be improving when he committed suicide.4/5().
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Elizabeth Speller. Little, Brown Book Group, Apr 7, - Fiction - pages/5(26). " Return of Captain John Emmett is a fine puzzle of a historic mystery and ever so much more Beautifully well done and not to be missed." - The Daily Herald ""Elegant, engrossing read."" - Publishers Weekly "." Return of Captain John Emmett is a fine puzzle of /5(97).
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In her fine debut mystery novel, The Return of Captain John Emmett, Elizabeth Speller has evoked the world of post-World War I Britain, its mood of hope and optimism contrasting with one of hopelessness and depression felt by many returning veterans who survived the horrific conflict.
Me and "the husband" are great readers but don't often agree on books. He has the usual guy thing about "lady-books" full of feelings - ick. -- and I'm left cold by stories of manly courage, suffering and hardship.
But The Return Of Captain John Emmett got us both. Though in opposite ways. out of 5 stars the return of captain john emmett. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April Verified Purchase. I really liked this book - it was extremely well written and beautifully told.
An unusual and interesting story I would thoroughly recommend reading it. Read more/5(97). THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN EMMETT By Elizabeth Speller Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, pages. SEASON OF DARKNESS By Maureen Jennings McClelland and Stewart, $, pages.
London, In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett’s brother John—like Laurence, an officer during the war—has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans’ hospital, and Mary needs to know why.
Buy a cheap copy of The Return of Captain John Emmett book by Elizabeth Speller. “Intriguing a captivating wartime whodunit.” –Boston Globe London, In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, Laurence Bartram Free shipping over $/5(1).
After his military service has ended, John Emmett is found dead, an apparent suicide. His grieving sister Mary calls on Laurence Bartram, an old schoolmate, to help her understand what has happened. As he delves into the circumstances, Bartram realizes that others involved with Emmett in a disturbing wartime event have also died violently.
The Return of Captain John Emmett. By: wife, but the return of John Emmett into his life. Before then, Laurence had been trying to develop a routine around the writing. of a book on London churches. Astonishingly, a mere six.
or so years earlier when he came down from Oxford, he had. The Return of Captain John Emmett Elizabeth Speller. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book.
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