Last Nocturne


      Last Nocturne
Beautifully written and highly evocative of the bustling streets of London and Vienna in the early 20th century, Last Nocturne is an intriguingly complex mystery of passion, secrets and lies. Best Read Books Last Nocturne author Marjorie Eccles – tbjewellers.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 409 pages
  • Last Nocturne
  • Marjorie Eccles
  • 04 March 2018
  • 0749080795

10 thoughts on “ Last Nocturne

  1. says:

    I always think of these books as Jane Austen meets Crime Fiction Which is probably somewhere between extremely unfair and absolutely acceptable depending on your own particular point of view LAST NOCTURNE is from author Marjorie Eccles who is best known in these parts for the Gil Mayo series, which was made into a short TV series that became quite a favourite Whilst Grace Thurley s decision to break off her engagement to a rather pompous local man secretly pleases her mother, moving to I always think of these books as Jane Austen meets Crime Fiction Which is probably somewhere between extremely unfair and absolutely acceptable depending on your own particular point of view LAST NOCTURNE is from author Marjorie Eccles who is best known in these parts for the Gil Mayo series, which was made into a short TV series that became quite a favourite Whilst Grace Thurley s decision to break off her engagement to a rather pompous local man secretly pleases her mother, moving to London to take up the position of paid companion and secretary to Dulc...

  2. says:

    I just always enjoy Eccles and her long multi character yarns

  3. says:

    LAST NOCTURNE Police Proc CI Lamb, England Vienna, Edwardian G Eccles, Marjorie standaloneAllison Busby, Ltd., UK Hardcover, 2008 ISBN 9780749080792First Sentence The child wakes in panic and sits bolt upright up in bed, clutching the cotton stuff of her nightgown to her chest.Art gallery owner Eliot Martagon seemed to be content with his life Theo Benton is an up and coming artist, some of whose paintings are displayed in Martagons gallery Each man apparently commits suicide but LAST NOCTURNE Police Proc CI Lamb, England Vienna, Edwardian G Eccles, Marjorie standaloneAllison Busby, Ltd., UK Hardcover, 2008 ISBN 9780749080792First Sentence The child wakes in panic and sits bolt upright up in bed, clutching the cotton stuff of her nightgown to her chest.Art gallery owner Eliot Martagon seemed to be content with his life Theo Benton is an up and coming artist, some of whose paintings are displayed in Martagon s gallery Each man apparently commits suicide but neither leaves a note The circumstances, and the results of one autopsy, raise enough questions in the mind of Chief Inspector Lamb to investigate the reasons for these acts The common person, in the investigation, seems to be Mrs Isobel Amberley and event which took place in Vienna.There was a lot in this book that didn t feel historically accurate to me Not so much the basic history, but the social considerations seemed off Still in all, it wa...

  4. says:

    This book, released in 2008 by the Minotaur imprint of St Martin s book, might be an older mystery, but thankfully it was given to me by a friend when she cleaned house and I m very glad I got to read this With a prologue that made me think of Mary Higgins Clark, and the carefully built patches reminiscent of Lee Child s method that eventually are tied together with a common thread to make a fasci...

  5. says:

    Mystery set from 1887 1909 with most of the action taking place in the last couple of years The story moves back and forth between London and Vienna and involves the interaction of several characters It starts as a couple of stories which blend together as the novel progresses The mystery involves an event in Vienna and the deaths of two men in London.It started a bit slow for me and the moving around between different characters and jumping between London and Vienna ...

  6. says:

    This was a start in the middle and work your way out sort of book, but it never lost me as the story unfolded There was a nice combination of history and mystery with just enough love thrown in And melancholy, too Parts of the plot were a bit contrived, but the elements were woven together completely enough that I m not sure if all of the story would have been told without them I did expect the police detectives to playof a role than they did, largely because I liked their characters This was a start in the middle and work your way out ...

  7. says:

    This is the 2nd book by this author I ve read, mostly because I love her descriptive style of writing but like the other title, I find her a bit long winded The jumps between characters, countries,a dn even decades as a mechanism to flesh out...

  8. says:

    while i liked it mostly, i can t say i loved it the story was very intricate, taking place in the past and the present and in two different countries with many, many characters at times, i felt bogged down sometimes there seemed to be too many details and it dragged i ll consider ...

  9. says:

    A British detective procedural with LOTS of atmosphere Set in pre world war I London and Vienna, Marjorie Eccles produces a mystery where the new trends in art and the new roles for women play a prominent role I think I enjoyed this most for the manner in which the ...

  10. says:

    The story is set in the early 1900 s in England, with side trips to the past in Vienna Slowly, very much so, the story evolves Starting with 2 apparent, unconnected suicides, friends, family and a policeman discover what really ...

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