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By Nicholas Blake | Comments: ( 620 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

Nigel Strangeways is hired by publishers to find out who has changed a book manuscript, which has caused the company to be sued for libel Then the woman writer is killed in a room loaned to her by the publisher Few people liked her, especially her son Nigel must search into her past and past affairs.


  • Title: End of Chapter
  • Author: Nicholas Blake
  • ISBN: 9780060803971
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Nicholas Blake

Nicholas Blake is the pseudonym of poet Cecil Day Lewis C Day Lewis who was born in Ireland in 1904 He was the son of the Reverend Frank Cecil Day Lewis and his wife Kathleen nee Squires His mother died in 1906 and he and his father moved to London where he was brought up by his father with the help of an aunt.He spent his holidays in Wrexford and regarded himself very much as anglo irish, although when the Republic of Ireland was declared in 1948 he chose British citizenship.He was married twice, to Mary King in 1928 and to Jill Balcon in 1951 and during the 1940s he had a long love affair with novelist Rosamond Lehmann He had four children from his two marriages with actor Daniel Day Lewis, documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day Lewis and TV critic and writer Sean Day Lewis being three of his children.He began work as a schoolmaster and during World War II he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information After the war he joined Chatto Windus as a senior editor and director and then in 1946 he began lecturing at Cambridge University He later taught poetry at Oxford University, where he was Professor of Poetry from 1951 1956 and from 1962 1963 he was the Norton Professor at Harvard University.But he was by then earning his living mainly from his writings, having had some poetry published in the late 1920s and early 1930s and then in 1935 beginning his career as a thriller writer with A Question of Proof , which featured his amateur sleuth Nigel Strangeways, reputedly modelled on W H Auden He continued the Strangeways series, which finally totalled 16 novels ending with The Morning After Death in 1966 He also wrote four detective novels which did not feature Strangeways.He continued to write poetry and became Poet Laureate in 1968, a post he held until his death in 1972 He was also awarded the CBE.He died from pancreatic cancer on 22 May 1972 at the Hertfordshire home of Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard, where he and his wife were staying He is buried in Stinsford churchyard, close to the grave of one of his heroes Thomas Hardy, something that he had arranged before his death.



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  • Damaskcat

    Nigel Strangeways is hired by publishers Wenham and Geraldine to try and find out who tampered with the proofs of a book they have published which has led to a libel action. The offending passages had been removed but they had somehow been reinstated when the book was finally published. But the investigation takes on a much more sinister aspect when one of the publisher's well known authors is found murdered on their premises.I enjoyed the publishing background to this mystery and I like Nigel a [...]


  • Joyce

    3 and 1 / 2 starsThis book was originally published in 1957.Someone has sabotaged General Thoresby’s memoirs prior to printing at the Wenham and Geraldine publishing house. Into the book, a paragraph that was inserted into the book that was both explosive and libelous. It has got to be someone inside the publishing house. Nigel Strangeways is called in to investigate who has done this despicable thing. With a plethora of suspects, it is a difficult case to sort out. Then, a murder occurs. The [...]


  • Dave

    Another ok Blake--good on publishing and poetry; plot a bit slapdash and of course the nasal spray is poisoned; Claire the best thing about the book. Blake seems a little tired of Nigel.


  • Debra Menard

    I read for a honest review for NetGalley. The storyline was ok, just wasn't my cup of tea.


  • Ritja

    Ein Manuskript wird manipuliert und nun droht dem Verlagshaus ein teurer und imageschädigender Prozess. Nigel Strangeways ist Detektiv und soll die Person stellen, die dem Verlag schaden will. Oder soll jemand anderes geschädigt werden? Der Autor? Ein General. Oder die Person im Roman? Auch ein Kriegsteilnehmer. Oder gar ein Mitarbeiter aus dem Verlag? Strangeways macht sich auf die Suche und muss fast schon aufgeben, als ein Mord geschieht. Ms. Miles wird tot in ihrem Arbeitszimmer aufgefunde [...]


  • Nick Jones

    A whodunit. But I don’t really like whodunits. After all, the interesting question is not Who, but Why? But I have a soft spot for Nicholas Blake’s earlier The Beast Must Die, although it is the earlier part of that book, before the detective turns up, that is good. And in this one there is a murder: there has to be. But murders in English whodunits are always polite affairs, to be spoken about in Public School accents. The hero, Nigel Strangeways, doesn’t have any of the annoying eccentri [...]


  • Tiina

    This book was published in the early 1960's and it is dated. The motives and behaviours of the characters just aren't believable any more. It took a long time for the detective to find out anything, and there was a lot of text, but still everything seemed on the surface. This was okay, nothing more.


  • Berry

    Meh: a well-written mystery but it's very dry and lacks that special something that compels you to turn the page. This makes me want to read some of Lewis's poetry but not another Strangeways story, unless it's highly recommended. (Widow's Cruise was better but the plot was overly familiar.)


  • Veronika

    Good solid classical detective story. Quite enjoyed.


  • FittenTrim

    More of a traditional whodunit than MURDER WITH MALICE, yet the characters & setting aren't as fun.


  • Elizabeth

    This book at my interest to the very end.


  • HJ

    Very good. Multi-layered, complex.


  • SH

    Very good. Multi-layered, complex.


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