A Bespoke Murder

A Bespoke Murder May As zeppelin bombs fall on London and with the sinking of the Lusitania anti German hysteria reaches fever pitch and attacks on German immigrants surge Not even the West End of London is immu

  • Title: A Bespoke Murder
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780749009908
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • May 1915 As zeppelin bombs fall on London and with the sinking of the Lusitania, anti German hysteria reaches fever pitch and attacks on German immigrants surge Not even the West End of London is immune Jacob Stein s bespoke tailoring business comes under brutal attack, leaving his safe ransacked, his daughter, Ruth, raped and traumatized and Jacob dead Inspector HarveMay 1915 As zeppelin bombs fall on London and with the sinking of the Lusitania, anti German hysteria reaches fever pitch and attacks on German immigrants surge Not even the West End of London is immune Jacob Stein s bespoke tailoring business comes under brutal attack, leaving his safe ransacked, his daughter, Ruth, raped and traumatized and Jacob dead Inspector Harvey Marmion is detailed to the case and faces an uphill struggle to track down the perpetrators, even up to the chaos of the Front Line But was the murder as opportunistic as it first appears, or did someone with a deadly grudge plan the attack

    • [PDF] Download ↠ A Bespoke Murder | by ✓ Edward Marston
      288 Edward Marston
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ↠ A Bespoke Murder | by ✓ Edward Marston
      Posted by:Edward Marston
      Published :2019-03-05T16:34:51+00:00

    One thought on “A Bespoke Murder

    1. Gerry

      The sinking of the Luitania sparks off anti-German feelings in London, and elsewhere, and a German immigrant tailor's shop in the West End is burned to the ground. The tailor, Jacob Stein, is found dead in an upstairs room. Is he a victim of the blaze or is their something more sinister afoot?Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy are assigned to the case and they find a web of mystery behind the incident. They discover a number of seemingly related incidents and a whole host [...]

    2. Penny

      This is the first in a series featuring Inspector Marmion. It's WW1 and the Lusitania has just been sunk. There is a surge of anti-jewish feeling in England and a murder of a Jewish tailor occurs.Plenty of historical background, lots of details and context which greatly adds to the read. This is the first in a new series by the prolific Edward Marston. As I have also read some of the other books I am finding some duplications of the type of characters that are created. Will see if that continues [...]

    3. Alan Marston

      The author has a lovely relaxed style for all his works. Here we have another Scotland Yard Detective, Harvey Marmion, and his more than helpful assistant, Joe Keedy, dealing with the death of a leading German Jewish tailor (hence, Bespoke) and theft from his premises as well as arson in burning them down. To add to this his daughter, Ruth, is raped as she makes her way home to escape from the trouble at her father’s shop. All of this appears to have been sparked by the sinking of the Lusitani [...]

    4. Oodles

      This book begins with the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI and the aftermath of retaliatory violence against those of German descent in Britain. As one young woman flees her father's factory, she meets with even more unsavory characters and is raped. It's a shocking beginning but the drama unfolds as Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy investigate the various crimes. It's more than a mystery - really more of a drama that deals with the many issues of the day, women's issues, racia [...]

    5. Jayne Catherine pinkett

      This is the first if the Homefront Detective series and I think this is my favourite era of all Edward Marston's historical crime series. set in the early 1900s with a cast of characters that remind me of midsommer murders, John Nettles and his sidekick, wife and daughter. The plot follows a series of serious crimes against Germans and Jews living in the UK. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Will definitely be continuing this series

    6. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

      In the wake of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, vengeful mobs attack homes and businesses of Germans in Britain. One of these attacks turns out to be cover for a murder, and what follows is pretty complex mystery that hinges on xenophobia, anti-Semitism and more personal reasons for vengeance. It's interesting in places to see how Marston deals with and frames issues of homosexuality and sexual assault, and the secondary plot about a former stewardess who survives the sinking of the Lusitan [...]

    7. Lizzie Hayes

      ‘A Bespoke Murder’ by Edward MarstonPublished by Allison & Busby, 26 September 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7490-0990-8May 1915 and the Lusitania sailing from New York is in sight of land when she is torpedoed by the Germans. The story is told by stewardess Irene Bayard who had worked on the Lusitania since her maiden voyage in September 2007. With the assistance of a colleague Ernie Gill, Irene survives. The sinking of the Lusitania provokes ferocious revengeful action in her home port of Liverpoo [...]

    8. Ann Marie Haase

      A complicated story, turning on tailors who make exquisitely tailored men's suites at the time the Lusitania sank. Germany's expatriates went to England and became naturalized British citizens in the 1890s. Some even changed their names so that they would not be identified as German. However, it made no difference to the toughs who hated all not true blood Englishmen. Taking the sinking of the Lusitania as their excuse, they incited groups in Liverpool and London to destroy Jewish-German busines [...]

    9. Andrew

      I put his on my WW1 shelf, but this story is much more.It takes an unusual angle on life on the Home Front during Great War, which is how crime investigation is still needed.A well-crafted novel. I have read other novels in a different series from this author, so that is what I had expected.Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy are called in to investigate an attack on the premises of a London Tailor, Jacob Stein. This is one of many anti-German attacks around the country fol [...]

    10. Dan

      This is the first book in a new series set in London during World War I. (Marston by now has at least eight series of novels; some of which are no longer being added to.)Like all the writer's novels,this was well written with good detail. Because he intends to continue the series through the many changes brought to Britain by the War, a lot of time is spent discussing the effects of the war on the women of Britain and the changes made to society by their having to replace men drawn out of the wo [...]

    11. Jo Jenner

      Having read and enjoyed the Railway detective series by the same author I was really looking forward to this. The story flows and the description of a young woman racked by guilt from having been raped is written with care and empathy.However the narrative often feel a little stilted and there are many times where the reader is told what a person feels or thinks rather than being shown it through that person's actions.If I didn't know better I would have assumed that this book was written before [...]

    12. Natalie Williams

      I'm a sucker for historical fiction and mystery, so this is right up my alley! The atmosphere of WWI London is richly detailed and the writing transports you back to those times. Good solid plot, pacing, and enjoyable protagonists as well . . . what's not to like? It's bespoke enjoyment!

    13. Fi

      Marston's has his usual obsession with the sartorial state of his characters, but otherwise there is definitely more 'meat' to this book than to his railway detective series

    14. Clark Hallman

      A Bespoke Murder by Edward Marston (2011) – A bespoke murder would be a murder that was well planned and carried out according to that plan. This enjoyable British crime novel takes place shortly after the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI. It begins with the death of a London tailor, Jacob Stein, in a fire that destroys his tailor’s shop. Of course, the fire was not accidental and the plot thickens, including the rape of Mr. Stein’s daughter and other violent attacks. Inspector Harvey M [...]

    15. Lynne

      Much better than the Restoration series featuring the rather too perfect architect/detective Christopher Redmayne, in that Inspector Harvey Marmion is an infinitely more credible character, as is his assistant, Joe Keedy.Marmion and Keedy are on the trail of the killers of up-market tailor, Jacob Stein a victim of a wave of anti-semitism engulfing London following the sinking of the Luisitania and along the way encounter a series of unsavoury characters whilst over in France and Belgium their fr [...]

    16. Andrea

      First in a series set in WWI England. A wealthy tailor German Jewish tailor is murdered and his shop burnt down by a mob. His daughter is raped in the alley behind the store. Is this a case of mob hysteria only, or are there several different criminal impulses involved? It's up to the metro police to figure it out. This was a very fast read. While I was intrigued by the setting and a couple of the minor characters, overall, the plot felt contrived and the revelation at the end was underwhelming. [...]

    17. Janey

      Good story well told. Convincing historical setting (mostly - some of the vocabulary seems rather modern, especially compared with the books written at the time.)Entertaining listen but not gripping.

    18. Nancy

      Very satisfying, nice escape. I liked getting to know these characters. There was one character I didn't like a bit. He never seemed to get his comeuppance. Perhaps in a later book? This was an enjoyable mystery, not terribly memorable.

    19. Scott

      This was fine, maybe I'll come for another. There is an interesting appearance of modern day for something set ~100 years ago.

    20. Heather

      An easy read but a wonderful one. Good characters that you can really get behind. Will try and read the next one!

    21. Sara Townsend

      May 1915: the cruise ship Lusitania is sunk by German torpedoes, and a wave of anti-German riots and arson attacks erupts across London. Amongst the victims is the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop. But when it is revealed that the victim died of stab wounds, inflicted before the fire broke out, it becomes clear that this was murder, not random mob violence. At the time that Jacob Stein was being killed, his daughter Ruth was being raped by two young soldiers about t [...]

    22. PJ

      I started to read this book, because the author writes great medieval mysteries (Domesday Books) and I thought I'd give this series a try.It starts with the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, then jumps to an attack on a Jewish tailor's shop in London by a mob hysterical with anti-German fever. During the attack, the tailor is murdered, his shop (and corpse) burned and his daughter is raped as she tries to run to safety.With these events, a new hero and sidekick are introduced. Inspector Harvey M [...]

    23. Richard

      As a fan of the railway detective it was a natural progression to follow this author's move into another era, London during the Great War. Our story begins in May 1915 and is plot driven following the targeting and sinking of the Lusitania by the German navy.The general outrage of the people is focused on seeking revenge on Germans living in cities like Liverpool and London. The crowd seem easily led which brings about a mob mentality and the unfortunate deaths of innocent naturalised Germans.Th [...]

    24. Scott K

      An enjoyable read. The story takes place in the early 20th century and is based upon Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy investigate the murder of Jacob, a Jewish tailor, whose shop is victim of anti-German riots after the sinking of the Lusitania. As the shop is being attacked and burn, Jacob's daughter Ruth is raped.Jacob's killing initially is contributed to the anti-Geramn riots but when it is discovered Jacob was stabbed, his safe broken into and his daughter Ruth bein [...]

    25. Malcolm

      Early days in WW1 and the sinking of the Lusitania provokes anti-German riots in England, but one of the dead, a West End tailor has died of a stab wound, not smoke inhalation as first suspected. Enter the Met in the form of DI Harvey Marmion and Sgt Joe Keedy, the first a middle aged family man with a complex moral back story, the second a dapper younger man with an eye for the ladies and fine suit. It’s a police procedural shaped by racism, anti-semitism, sexual attack, family rivalry and va [...]

    26. Christine Blachford

      The action in this historical crime drama gets underway straight away with the sinking of the Lusitania after being torpedoed by Germans, and then the murder of a tailor during a fire in his shop whilst his daughter was being assaulted outside. There are a lot of different strands to the book, and quite a lot of characters to get to know quite quickly, but gradually it starts to come together.The writing can be quite stilted in places, although we are told what characters are thinking and feelin [...]

    27. Elaine Tomasso

      I have not read Mr Marston's work before as, normally, I prefer modern day police procedurals with all the science and technology but today I hankered after something a bit different and decided to try A Bespoke Murder which I thoroughly enjoyed. It starts in 1915 with the sinking of the Lusitania and mob attacks on Germans living in the UK and then moves on to the stabbing of Jacob Stein and the looting and arson of his tailoring business. Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy are put on the cas [...]

    28. Peter Auber

      In 1915, during London riots following the sinking of the Lusitania, Jacob Stein - a Jermyn Sreet tailor - is murdered, his shop is burned down and - maybe unconnected - his daughter raped by two men off to the trenches of WW1. Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy investigate clues and follow suspects. Another Edward Marston detective story in which the good characters are really good, the bad ones really bad, and the plot is all too clear. Although the villains aren't revea [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *