Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

  • Contact (Snap Case)

    After an astronomer discovers communication emanating from the star Vega, she leads an international team in deciphering it, and t

  • Usual Suspects, The

    Winner of two 1995 Academy AwardsÂ(r), including Best Original Screenplay, this masterful, atmospheric film noir enraptured audie

  • Gone Girl

    GONE GIRL -- directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn -- unearths the secrets at the heart

  • Exam

    Like Saw for corporate go-getters, in EXAM eight young people vying for a sought-after job are locked together in a room and given

  • Mel Gibson's Apocalypto

    From Mel Gibson, director of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and the Academy Award(R)-winning BRAVEHEART (Best Director, Best Picture, 1

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Mystery Authors

Anthony Price biography

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Anthony Price

(1938 - )

Anthony Price was born in Hertfordshire, England. From 1947 to 1949, he was in the British Army where he rose to the rank of captain. He studied at Merton College, Oxford where he obtained a MA in 1952. In 1953, he married Ann Stone with whom he had three children, two sons and one daughter. From 1952 to 1988, he was a journalist with the Westminster Press and from 1972 to 1988, he was an editor with the Oxford Times. His books are espionage books, or something; not precisely mysteries. Whatever they are, they're just wonderful. They're highly intellectual, not primarily action-oriented. They're not particularly violent, though a certain number of people do get killed on stage. There's usually a historical tie-in of some sort, from Troy to WWII; it's usually being used by one side to try to distract or confuse the other side in the pursuit of the real problem, and it's often not clear until the end, if then, just who was using it on whom, either. Nice technical thing: All these books take place in and around an (imaginary, I believe) department of British Intelligence (which, at least in these books, isn't an oxymoron). They have lots of characters in common. There's one character, Dr. David Audley, who appears in all of them. But he's not the central or viewpoint character in all of the books, and people who are the central character in some of the books are not immortal, even in their own books (not too big a spoiler, I think). It's also very interesting seeing the same characters from different viewpoints.

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