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2 edition of Fire in the thatch. found in the catalog.

Fire in the thatch.

E. C. R. Lorac

Fire in the thatch.

by E. C. R. Lorac

  • 180 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Collins .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published 1946.

SeriesWhite circle Crime Club series
The Physical Object
Pagination192p.,18cm
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20950403M

  Having quite a good reading month thus far. Fire in the Thatch by E.C.R. Lorac is my 4th book for Bev's Mount TBR challenge, my 4th. book also for her Calendar of Crime challenge covering the April category of 'Month related item' (Church) and my 1st. book for the World at War challenge which is being hosted by Becky at Becky's Book Reviews and covering the category of 'A book .   Fire in the Thatch is set in rural Devon in and the atmosphere of life in the Devon countryside is highlighted by Lorac’s rich description of the landscape, the traditional ways of farming and the characters. It shows the clear distinctions between the social classes and the tensions between them and the conflicting moral values of the.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDSThe Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon – renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Vaug. Among London and North Lancashire this region provides the setting for several of her novels. As seen in Fire in the Thatch she apparently knows about its landscape and agriculture, its vernacular architecture and its people.

  Fire in the Thatch. Written by: Book 26 Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins Categories Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer Brand: Soundings. "The Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon - renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Vaughan sets to work farming the land, rearing geese and renovating the cottage. Hard work and rural peace seem to make this a happy bachelor life. On a nearby farm .


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Fire in the thatch by E. C. R. Lorac Download PDF EPUB FB2

Though overly long, "Fire in the Thatch" is a well-written and well-executed mystery set in Devonshire during WW II. Inspector Macdonald is not nearly as dim as he appeared to be in Lorac's "Bats in the Belfry" (), and the author's keen sense of /5(23).

"Fire in the Thatch" is a mystery published in and set at the end of World War II in England. The first fourth of the book set up who the characters were and let us get to know the victim, who happened to be a nice fellow.

The characters were complex and interesting. The fire was declared an accident, 4/5. Downloaded book, 'Fire in the Thatch' to PC and the text formatting is screwed to the extent that it reads in columns about 4 words across.

Have tried to find information to fix problem but, if it's there at all, it must be buried beneath the plethora of of other information that is useless to me/5(69). Though overly long, "Fire in the Thatch" is a well-written and well-executed mystery set in Devonshire during WW II.

Inspector Macdonald is not nearly as dim as he appeared to be in Lorac's "Bats in the Belfry" (), and the author's keen sense of /5(69). Lorac's works to the series.

"Fire in the Thatch" was set in the country towards the end of WWII. The author devoted the first few chapters on the rural life and her descriptions of the country were sublime and beautiful/5(69). Thanks to her talent as a storyteller, "Fire in the Thatch" is truly an one-of-a-kind.

The introduction by Martin Edwards is always a wonderful companion to the fiction. He certainly brought my attention to different elements beyond that enlightened my appreciation to the : Sourcebooks.

When Little Thatch is destroyed in a blaze, all Vaughan's work goes up in smoke – and Inspector Macdonald is drafted in to uncover a motive for murder. Notices of the Most Remarkable Fires in Edinburgh Robert Chambers — From toIncluding an Account of the Great Fire of Nov.

Fire in the Thatch () is set in rural Devon in a small hamlet/village, just as the war is coming to a close. Yet whilst the surroundings might be peaceful, some of the inhabitants are decidedly not.

Colonel St Cyres has made himself. Though overly long, "Fire in the Thatch" is a well-written and well-executed mystery set in Devonshire during WW II. Inspector Macdonald is not nearly as dim as he appeared to be in Lorac's "Bats in the Belfry" (), and the author's keen sense of /5(67).

Downloaded book, 'Fire in the Thatch' to PC and the text formatting is screwed to the extent that it reads in columns about 4 words across. Have tried to find information to fix problem but, if it's there at all, it must be buried beneath the plethora of of other information that is useless to me/5(65).

Downloaded book, 'Fire in the Thatch' to PC and the text formatting is screwed to the extent that it reads in columns about 4 words across. Have tried to find information to fix problem but, if it's there at all, it must be buried beneath the plethora of of other information that is useless to me/5(67).

E.C.R. Lorac has 55 books on Goodreads with ratings. E.C.R. Lorac’s most popular book is Fire in the Thatch. The investigation begins in earnest. Every page of this book is a pleasure to read. You want to rush ahead and see what happens next. At the same time, you want to savor every word of it.

Part of you doesn’t want the book to end. Fire in the Thatch Book Review. Fire in the Thatch is a classic mystery you will want to read again and again.

Fire in the Thatch: A British Library Crime Classic “Lorac (the pen name of Edith Caroline Rivett) liberally sprinkles the narrative with red herrings and fairly presents all the potential clues. Readers will enjoy watching the conflicts that arise between the wary country folk and the cocktail-drinking Londoners invading their habitat.

Fire in the Thatch by E. Lorac On Novem Novem By Laurie In -Golden Age Towards the end of WWII, landowner Colonel St Cyres grants the tenancy of Little Thatch to invalided serviceman Nicholas Vaughan. Fire in the Thatch | Lorac E.C.R.

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Novel. As WWII is nearing an end, Nicholas rents a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. His nearby neighbor attracts dubious characters to her farm, spoiling his prized seclusion. When his thatched cottage goes up in smoke, Inspector Macdonald is drafted in to uncover a motive for murder.

Originally published in Fire in the Thatch A Devon Mystery (Book): Lorac, E. R.: Ingram Publishing ServicesMystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of MurderReaders will enjoy watching the conflicts that arise between the wary country folk and the cocktail-drinking Londoners invading their habitat.

In sum, this is jolly good fun. —Publishers WeeklyThe Second World War is drawing to a close. Fire in the Thatch really liked it avg rating — ratings — published — 10 editions Want to Read saving /5.If you enjoy British mysteries then you want to read Fire in the Thatch.

Lorac was one of the early developers of this genre and her novel is just crackerjack! Excellent character development, intriguing plot, lots of twists & turns, wonderfully atmospheric.NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form.

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