As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. Richard Cadogan, poet and would-be bon vivant, arrives for what he thinks will be a relaxing holiday in the city of dreaming spires. Late one night, however, he discovers the dead body of an elderly woman lying in a toyshop and is coshed on the head. When he comes to, he finds that the toyshop has disappeared and been replaced with a grocery store. The police are understandably skeptical of this tale but Richard's former schoolmate, Gervase Fen (Oxford professor and amateur detective), knows that truth is stranger than fiction (in fiction, at least). Soon the intrepid duo are careening around town in hot pursuit of clues but just when they think they understand what has happened, the disappearing-toyshop mystery takes a sharp turn…Erudite, eccentric and entirely delightful – Before Morse, Oxford's murders were solved by Gervase Fen, the most unpredictable detective in classic crime fiction.
Scars of a Boy Soldier is the story of the physical and psychological turmoil suffered by a 12-year-old boy when he's abducted into the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda.
This 25-year-old Ugandan author faced violent memories that, for ten years, he had tried to repress. Forgotten tears were shed in the writing of this book. How should the story be told? What should be told? How much detail should be told?
Readers will get a unique insight into what happened to a young boy's mind when he was torn from his family and tortured into fighting.
This gripping story, beyond imagination, is written from the heart. Gruesome, but understated, and without gratuitous detail.
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