Mystery Books

  • The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5)

    Scotland Yard Inspector Adam Dalgliesh races to solve a twisted murder in bestselling author P.D. James’ classic mystery The

  • Cradle and All

    In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant--even though she is still a virgin.In Ireland, another young woman

  • Trevayne: A Novel

    Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of

  • The Lake of Darkness

    Martin Urban is a quiet bachelor with a comfortable life, free of worry and distractions. When he unexpectedly comes into a small

  • Darkness: A Novel

    Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civiliz

  • The Coffin Dancer (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

    NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer -- an ingenious kill

  • The Narrows (Harry Bosch)

    FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She

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Mystery Movies

  • The Negotiator

    Negotiator, The (DVD)Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Snakes on a Plane," the second

  • The Arrival

    Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in

  • Cube

    Six ordinary strangers awaken from their daily lives to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambe

  • The Prestige

    Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turnin

  • Arlington Road

    A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hide behind everyday appearances, ARLINGTON ROAD is an intense

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Mystery Authors

Anthony Berkeley biography

Berkeley

 

 

Anthony Berkeley

Francis Iles

(1893 - 1971)

Anthony BerkeleyCox was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He was educated at a dayschool in Watford and at Sherborne College, Wessex. He went toUniversity College, Oxford where he obtained a Classics degree.When the First World War broke out, he enlisted and attained therank of lieutenant. He came out of the war with his health permanentlyimpaired due to being gassed in France. In 1917, he married MargaretFearnley Farrar. They divorced in 1931. Cox spent time in severaloccupations including real-estate dealing. He was a director ofPublicity Services Ltd and one of the directors of A.B. Cox Ltd.In 1932, he married Helen Peters but the marriage broke down inthe late Forties. Apart from crime fiction, he also wrote humoroussketches, comic operas, fantasies and political analysis. He wroteunder his own name and under the pseudonym 'Francis Iles'. In1925 he created 'Roger Sheringham', amateur sleuth.

Information source: wikipedia