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The Big Bow Mystery

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Jovian Press

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Category: Fiction

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On a cold, gray London morning in early December, philanthropist Arthur Constant is found dead in his bed. The fatal throat blow seems to rule out suicide, but the possibility of murder is no less remote: his room was locked inside, with a chain attached to the bolt and locked windows...

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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The Big Bow Mystery

Author: Israel Zangwill

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Considered one of the great mystery stories of the 19th century, Israel Zangwill's The Big Bow Mystery features many humorous characters and scenes. In the introduction, the author explains that he used humor as a tool to make the mystery story seem more realistic, stating that "real life mysteries occur to real persons with their individual humors and are apt to be complicated by comic."

The Perfect Crime: The Big Bow Mystery (Detective Club Crime Classics)

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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The first in a new series of classic detective stories from the vaults of HarperCollins is the world’s first locked-room mystery, a seemingly impossible crime story as powerful as any that have copied the scenario since.

The Big Bow Mystery (1892) Novel by

Israel Zangwill

Author: Israel Zangwill

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The Big Bow Mystery was the first locked room mystery novel. It has been almost continuously in print since 1891 and has been used as the basis for three commercial movies. On a foggy day in the Big Bow District of London, Mrs. Drabdump becomes fearful for her lodger. She knocks several times at his door but no answer. She runs to Inspector Grodman and together they break down his door to find the pooor man lying in his bed with his throat cut. The door was locked from the inside. Thus begins Israel Zangwill's classic mystery. Written in 1891, Big Bow Mystery still retains its power to amuse and entertain, both as a clever mystery and a satire of Victorian London.

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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Regarded as the first full-length locked room mystery, the novel focuses on a murder that has occurred inside a locked room, with no clear indication as to the weapon used, the perpetrator of the horrendous crime, or a possible escape route. Needless to say, The Big Bow Mystery has all the elements necessary to engage its audience and encourage them to look between the lines in an attempt to unravel the complex murder.Set in Bow, east London, the novel opens when Mrs. Drabdump, a widow who rents out rooms, panics when one of her lodgers does not respond to her fervent attempts to wake him. In a moment of distress, she seeks the help of her neighbor George Grodman, incidentally a former detective, who eventually forces his way inside the room. Consequently, they witness a gruesome sight, as they find Arthur Constant dead, his throat slashed.

The Big Bow Mystery Annotated

Author: Israel Zangwill

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One of the earliest "locked room" mysteries. All of the clues are in the story -- but you'll be surprised by the ending!

The Big Bow Mystery

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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The Big Bow Mystery: A Victorian Trilogy By Israel Zangwill The Big Bow Mystery (1891) The first of the locked door mysteries. Landlady Mrs. Drabdump knocks on her lodger's door and when there is no answer she summons Inspector Grodman. They break down the locked door to find the man in bed with his throat cut. This classic book is both a mystery thriller and a satire of Victorian London. Cheating the Gallows (1893) Odd couple Tom Peters and Everard G Roxdal are two inseparable lodgers, but a bank robbery threatens their intense friendship. And what about the cash? Merely Mary Ann (1893) Zangwill's Victorian romance between Lancelot, a noble but down on his luck musician, and his chambermaid. This was one of the most widely adapted books of the early 20th century.

The Big Bow Mystery Illustrated

Author: Israel Zangwill

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As this little book was written some four years ago, I feel able to review it without prejudice. A new book just hot from the brain is naturally apt to appear faulty to its begetter, but an old book has got into the proper perspective and may be praised by him without fear or favor. "The Big Bow Mystery" seems to me an excellent murder story, as murder stories go, for, while as sensational as the most of them,

The Big Bow Mystery

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The Big Bow MysteryBy I. Zangwill

The Big Bow Mystery

Author: Israel Zangwill

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As this little book was written some four years ago, I feel able to review it without prejudice. A new book just hot from the brain is naturally apt to appear faulty to its begetter, but an old book has got into the proper perspective and may be praised by him without fear or favor. "The Big Bow Mystery" seems to me an excellent murder story, as murder stories go, for, while as sensational as the most of them, it contains more humor and character creation than the best. Indeed, the humor is too abundant. Mysteries should be sedate and sober. There should be a pervasive atmosphere of horror and awe such as Poe manages to create. Humor is out of tone; it would be more artistic to preserve a somber note throughout. But I was a realist in those days, and in real life mysteries occur to real persons with their individual humors, and mysterious circumstances are apt to be complicated by comic. The indispensable condition of a good mystery is that it should be able and unable to be solved by the reader, and that the writer's solution should satisfy. Many a mystery runs on breathlessly enough till the denouement is reached, only to leave the reader with the sense of having been robbed of his breath under false pretenses.[...]"

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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The Big Bow Mystery... - Primary Source Edition

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Nabu Press

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Big Bow Mystery; Alpha Library Israel Zangwill Rand, McNally, 1895 Fiction; Mystery & Detective; General; Fiction / Classics; Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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Regarded as the first full-length locked room mystery, the novel focuses on a murder that has occurred inside a locked room, with no clear indication as to the weapon used, the perpetrator of the horrendous crime, or a possible escape route. Needless to say, The Big Bow Mystery has all the elements necessary to engage its audience and encourage them to look between the lines in an attempt to unravel the complex murder.Set in Bow, east London, the novel opens when Mrs. Drabdump, a widow who rents out rooms, panics when one of her lodgers does not respond to her fervent attempts to wake him. In a moment of distress, she seeks the help of her neighbor George Grodman, incidentally a former detective, who eventually forces his way inside the room. Consequently, they witness a gruesome sight, as they find Arthur Constant dead, his throat slashed.

The Big Bow Mystery

A Magic Lamp Classic Mystery

Author: Israel Zangwill

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Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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The Big Bow Msytery is reported to be the first 'locked-room' mystery novel - a detective story that follows the rules of 'fair play' by providing the evidence for the solution, with clues imbedded in the text. It also supplies alternative solutions and suspects, and a classic 'red herring' approach, with a 'least-likely' suspect as the villain. The plot involves the murder of a well-known 'Union Agitator, ' his throat having been cut in his East End flat on London's Bow Street. His door was locked and bolted from the inside, and the windows were inaccessible. No weapon was found in the room, hence it appeared to not be a suicide. An obvious suspect has a good alibi when the murder was committed. The details are revealed in an amusing coroner's inquest comes up with a strange open verdict: "It seems clear that the deceased did not commit suicide. It seems equally clear that the deceased was not murdered."

The Big Bow Mystery

With a Chapter From English Humorists of To-day by J. A. Hammerton

Author: Israel Zangwill

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"The Big Bow Mystery" is an 1892 mystery novel by British writer Israel Zangwill. Originally serialised in 1891 "The Star newspaper", it was first published as a novel in 1892. The story is set in the East End of London and is one of the first examples of the Locked-room mystery genre. A thrilling page-turner not to be missed by lovers of classic mystery fiction. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was a British author. He was a leading figure in cultural Zionism during the 19th century, as well as close friend of Theodor Herzl. In later life, he renounced the seeking of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Other notable works by this author include: "Dreamers of the Ghetto" (1898), "Ghetto Tragedies" (1899), and "Ghetto Comedies" (1907). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from "English Humourists of To-Day" by J. A. Hammerton.

The Big Bow Mystery (Classic Reprint)

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Fiction

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Excerpt from The Big Bow Mystery Mysterious circumstances are apt to be com plicated by comic. The indispensable con dition of a good mystery is that it should be able and unable to be solved by the reader, and that the writer s solution should satisfy. Many a mystery runs on breathlessly enough till the denouement is reached, only to leave the reader with the sense of having been robbed of his breath under false pre tenses. And not only must the solution be adequate, but all its data must be given in the body of the story. The author must not suddenly spring a new person or a new circumstance upon his reader at the end. Thus, if a friend were to ask me to guess who dined with him yesterday, it would be fatuous if he had in mind somebody of whom he knew I had never heard. The only person who has ever solved The Big Bow Mystery is myself. This is not paradox but plain fact. For long before the book was written, I said to myself one night that no mystery-monger had ever murdered a man in a room to which there was no possible access. The puzzle was scarcely propounded ere the solution flew up and the idea lay stored in my mind til], years later. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Big Bow Mystery

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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One of the earliest "locked room" mysteries. All of the clues are in the story -- but you'll be surprised by the ending!We are happy to announce this classic book. Many of the books in our collection have not been published for decades and are therefore not broadly available to the readers. Our goal is to access the very large literary repository of general public books. The main contents of our entire classical books are the original works. To ensure high quality products, all the titles are chosen carefully by our staff. We hope you enjoy this classic.

The Big Bow Mystery (The Perfect Crime).

Author: Israel Zangwill

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The Big Bow Mystery

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Author: Israel Zangwill

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On a memorable morning of early December London opened its eyes on a frigid gray mist. There are mornings when King Fog masses his molecules of carbon in serried squadrons in the city, while he scatters them tenuously in the suburbs; so that your morning train may bear you from twilight to darkness. But to-day the enemy's maneuvering was more monotonous. From Bow even unto Hammersmith there draggled a dull, wretched vapor, like the wraith of an impecunious suicide come into a fortune immediately after the fatal deed. The barometers and thermometers had sympathetically shared its depression, and their spirits (when they had any) were low. The cold cut like a many-bladed knife.