By Elizabeth George
While Eugenie Davies is killed by means of a motive force on a quiet London highway, her loss of life is obviously no twist of fate. a person struck her with a automobile after which intentionally ran over her physique earlier than riding off, leaving not anything at the back of yet questions.
What introduced Eugenie Davies to London on a wet autumn evening? Why was once she sporting the identify of the guy who chanced on her physique? Who one of several pals in her complex and tragic existence may have sought after her useless? and will her homicide have a few connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who a number of months prior unexpectedly and inexplicably misplaced the facility to play a unmarried note?
For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose personal household existence is ready to alter greatly, those questions are just the 1st in an research that leads him to stroll a superb line among own loyalty honor.
Assigned to the case through his enhanced, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first homicide research as a DI over 20 years in the past concerned Eugenie Davies and a sensational felony trial. but what's actually harmful is what Webberly already is aware and without doubt wishes Lynley to maintain concealed.
Now the strain is on Lynley to discover Eugenie Davies' killer. For not just is he placing his personal profession into jeopardy, yet he's additionally trying to shield the careers of his longtime companions Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. jointly, they need to untangle the darkish secrets and techniques and darker passions of a kinfolk whose heritage conceals the reality at the back of a bad crime.
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Indicative of this indigenous, even parochial phase of production, was the earliest Baker, Berman and Gilling collaboration, No Trace, which impishly parodies Hammer’s adaptation of the radio series Dr Morelle. The film’s conceit revolves around Scotland Yard’s invitation to a famous crime novelist to solve a murder he has himself committed. His predilection for psychological deduction is found wanting. His secretary, patently a substitute for Morelle’s long-suffering secretary-cum-undercover sleuth, Miss Frayle, remembers a similar plot from the women’s magazine Peg’s Paper and exposes him as the murderer.
It therefore left the road fairly clear for enterprising film companies, but they had to conform to the demands of the new system. The TV/Film: economics, aesthetics and regulation Commercial television’s preference for filmed product was pragmatic – “celluloid film, can sell anywhere in the world, every television station … has facilities for transmitting film”. 64 Even though the cost of film stock was high, this expense could be recouped by wide sales. 65 Even after the arrival of video taping facilities in the late 1950s, there was still a preference for film.
17 producers – they flourished not specifically because of their creative talents but because they understood the primacy of costing. 34 Occasionally, to save studio space for other productions, second features were made on location and this practice increased in the 1950s when equipment became more lightweight and therefore portable 35 and studio space was increasingly given over to TV/Film production. Location shooting was characteristically cheeseparing, often using whatever catering, accommodation and transportation was to hand.
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