[EPUB] ✓ Blind Corner | BY Ë Dornford Yates

Blind Corner By Dornford Yates,

  • Title: Blind Corner
  • Author: Dornford Yates
  • ISBN: 9780060807757
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is Yates first thriller a tautly plotted page turner featuring the tense, crime busting adventures of suave Richard Chandos Chandos is sent down from Oxford for beating up some Communists , and on return from vacation in Biarritz witnesses a murder Teaming up at his London club with friend Jonathan Mansel, a stratagem is devised to catch the killer The book hasThis is Yates first thriller a tautly plotted page turner featuring the tense, crime busting adventures of suave Richard Chandos Chandos is sent down from Oxford for beating up some Communists , and on return from vacation in Biarritz witnesses a murder Teaming up at his London club with friend Jonathan Mansel, a stratagem is devised to catch the killer The book has equally compelling sequels, Blood Royal, An Eye For a Tooth, Fire Below and Perishable Goods.
    Blind Corner This is Yates first thriller a tautly plotted page turner featuring the tense crime busting adventures of suave Richard Chandos Chandos is sent down from Oxford for beating up some Communists and o

    One thought on “Blind Corner”

    1. Dornford Yates 1885 1960 was one of the most popular British authors of thrillers in the years between the two world wars In fact Yates, Sapper and John Buchan he could be said to be the big three of the thriller genre at that period All three authors are unjustly neglected today, Yates even so than Sapper and Buchan.Blind Corner, published in 1927, was the first of his thrillers featuring Richard Chandos.A young Englishman named Richard Chando, by an accident of fate the kind that happens so f [...]

    2. Good old fashioned Edwardian adventure sometimes a little hard to follow the physical action, and very old fashioned violence but very engrossing.

    3. Young adventurers driving fast cars across Europe in a quest to secure hidden treasure what s not to like The author maintains the tension well, and it s a good thriller OK, you have to turn a blind eye and or grit your teeth to the protagonist s privileged background and attitude, but it s worth it Not up to Buchan standards, but fun nonetheless.

    4. Since coming across Yates s books a year or so ago I ve been trying to read them in order The earliest are mostly Berry books, light, charming, romantic comedies written with a florid style There are also other collections of non Berry short stories, not perhaps quite as good, but still light, charming, romantic comedies written with a florid style Then as well as the two Anthony Lyveden books similar full length novels, but not so humorous there was The Stolen March, a tiresome piece of whimsy [...]

    5. This was my first Jim Thompson, and I have to admit I found it difficult As a member of the 21st century, and a British citizen, the 1950s USA demotic, especially concerning the minutiae of running a private cinema, was at times for me opaque to the point of impenetrable The story is told in the form of a monologue by the central character, and although every page positively reeks with the seedy atmosphere of his existence, many of his actions and motives had to be deduced from clues I had a hab [...]

    6. I think this is his first book, it is when they first employ Bell and Rowley I love these Tweed and petrol books of the early 20th century Excellent Hero is on his way from Biarritz when he witnesses a killing Speaks to the victim who gives him a dog with a collar There is treasure buried in a well near Salzburg His friend Hanbury s favourite reading is a biography of Walter Scott They decide to buy the castle They have a Rolls Royce and buy another car, send 3 servants direct to Salzburg A race [...]

    7. A tad dry for me But I got what I wanted a taste of the 1930 s, England, and exposure to a new author Recommend it as a classic to hard core readers of traditional British mystery, but not my perfect cup of tea.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *