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Die-Cast e-book

Author:

Neville Steed

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Mystery

ePub size:

1372 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

St Martins Pr (February 1, 1988)

Pages:

214

ISBN:

0312014201

Die-Cast e-book

by Neville Steed


Get out of here now, Longhurst, or I’ll call the police,’ Maxwell shouted back.

Get out of here now, Longhurst, or I’ll call the police,’ Maxwell shouted back. Not before I’ve finished with you, you won’t,’ Longhurst bellowed, and tried to bulldoze his way between the Frenchman and Saunders.

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Praise for Neville Steed: ‘Steed’s debut TinplateThe Times

Die-Cast is the second book in the Peter Marklin mystery series, following Tinplate. Praise for Neville Steed: ‘Steed’s debut TinplateThe Times. Mr Steed’s sense of humour endears. all the details about model-making are fascinating. Neville Steed lives in South Devon, where the main action of his books take place. He read Law at Oxford and has travelled extensively. His interests include anything and everything connected with the motor car, aviation, the cinema and the Art Deco world of the 1930s.

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Neville Steed Norman Sharam. Peter Marklin, a toyshop owner and antique toy collector in Dorset, England: Tinplate (1986) 1986 New Blood Dagger Award. Johnny Black, a private detective in 1930s England

Henry Wickham Steed (10 October 1871 – 13 January 1956) was an English journalist and historian.

Henry Wickham Steed (10 October 1871 – 13 January 1956) was an English journalist and historian. Born in Long Melford, England, Steed was educated at Sudbury Grammar School and the universities of Jena, Berlin and Paris. While in Europe, he demonstrated an early interest in social democracy and met with a range of left-wing figures, including Friedrich Engels, Wilhelm Liebknecht, August Bebel, and Alexandre Millerand

Die-Cast is the second book in the Peter Marklin mystery series, following Tinplate. He read Law at Oxford and has travelled extensively

Die-Cast is the second book in the Peter Marklin mystery series, following Tinplate. Praise for Neville Steed: 'Steed's debut. won the John Creasey Memorial Award for the best first crime novel of 1986; his second consolidates this promise. Steed is also the author of Black Eye and Black Mail which form the Johnny Black Mystery series.

Peter Marklin, the antique toy dealer and amateur detective, is called in to investigate the brutal murder of Lana-Lee Claudell, a retired Hollywood actress
allegro
Good book. Didn't see the ending coming at all. Especially liked Gus.
Malalrajas
Die-Cast sports a challenging plot and likeable characters. Although I wouldn't consider it a
page-turner, it was a pleasant read....thus the four stars instead of five.
Zymbl
I like all of his books-witty, fun writing and people you would like to know. Nice to enter his world.
Kashicage
The saga of Thomas Silkstone, anatomist and sometime detective continues. Good background with details of life in 18th century England.
Jeyn
Don’t be fooled by the cover - it has absolutely no relation to the novel whatsoever. The die in die-cast refers to a method used to create model toys, not to dice or gambling.

Die-Cast is a delightful British cozy filled with all of the important ingredients - an interesting village setting removed from the bustle of the city, unique characters, a charming and clever lead, an unusual theme, and a scene-stealing cat.

Peter Marklin collects and sells rare and unusual toys at his shop in Dorset. He plans to stay far away from any form of amateur detective work. Unfortunately, his plans are for naught when Lana-Lee Claudell, a famous Hollywood actress asks him to uncover the truth about her ex-husband’s murder. The police suspect Adam Longhurst, her former lover who was seen threatening him at a party weeks before. As he has no alibi, the local police are uninterested in investigating further. Marklin’s friend, Inspector Blake from Scotland Yard, encourages Peter to do what he can.

Apart from the whodunnit aspect of the novel, I enjoyed learning about antique toys and the popularity of the intensely detailed die-cast models of vehicles. Peter and Arabella are a charming couple who work well together. I loved how their relationship was depicted. And Gus - he is a stalwart figure - always present, good natured, likes a good solid gossip, and is always ready to help in his own unique way.

Although originally published in the late 80’s, Die Cast has held up well over time. I chuckled a few times over the Dynasty reference and Marklin’s Burt Reynolds imitations.

I very much enjoyed this charming, well written British cozy. It is a pleasure to see it released in ebook form.

5/5

I received a copy of Die Cast from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

—Crittermom
MisterMax
This murder mystery was quite good. I never would have guessed who the murderer was. Has a cute story line about a toy airplane collector and his involvement in finding out who murdered a friend's husband. Enjoy.
Hallolan
I'm Always appreciative of authors' generosity. This work was provided free of charge by Amazon for Kindle readers. I enjoyed the read very much.

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