or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: London: Second Edition [Paperback]

Alzina Stone Dale , Barbara Sloan-Hendershott

RRP: 14.95
Price: 9.61 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 5.34 (36%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Saturday, 2 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Book Description

6 April 2004
An intriguing 13 walks in London, featuring mystery writers and their detectives from Sherlock Holmes to Lord Peter Wimsee and Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgleish. An Ideal book for exploring London by foot or snug in your favorite armchair. Includes places of interest and restaurant suggestions.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find Your Way Home--Bestselling Sat Navs

    Plan ahead and avoid traffic jams with one of our bestselling sat navs from top brands including TomTom and Garmin. We also stock a great range of up-to-date and fully-routable maps for your device, including popular destinations such as France, Portugal, North America and Scotland.


Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Backinprint.Com; 2 edition (6 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595315135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595315130
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,502,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Barbara Sloan-Hendershott is a freelance writer specializing in travel and literary articles. She lectures, writes reviews, and teaches. She is co-author of A Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: London and A Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: England. Alzina Stone Dale is a freelance writer/lecturer. Her published works include Maker and Craftsman: The Story of Dorothy L. Sayers and The Outline of Sanity: A Life of G. K. Chesterton She is the co-author of the Mystery Reader's Walking Guides to London, England, Chicago, and New York.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In the footsteps of real and fictional giants 16 Jun 2006
By Andrew S. Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
I've never been one for following walking tours precisely how they're laid out in guidebooks, and that's not how I used this volume either. However, "Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: London" was one of just a handful of books I brought with us on our recent trip to the UK, and it more than repaid the slight effort of carrying it around.

The authors have divided London into about a dozen sections and crafted a walking tour of each that takes in sites associated with popular mystery novelists and their characters. You could thus take in, for example, both a building where Dorothy L. Sayers once lived and a block that could reasonably have been the location for Lord Peter Wimsey's spacious flat; the address near the British Museum where Sherlock Holmes first took rooms upon coming down from university, and the place around the corner where Arthur Conan Doyle lived when he first practiced medicine in the capital.

I can't begin to claim familiarity with all the authors and books mentioned here, and in fact there were more than a few I'd never heard of at all. But it was proof that there's more to London-set mysteries than Holmes, Wimsey, and other classics. Later writers, up to and including authors contemporary to this book's original publication date, are also included.

Each walk is about three to five miles long, and covers a good portion of the neighborhood on which it's focused. So if you approach this book the way I did, you can still find plenty of real or supposed locations in a given area even if you choose not to follow the walk verbatim. Walks also include recommendations for places to stop and grab a bite or a pint.

Using this book as a reference produced one unexpected bonus: While stopping for lunch at the Museum Tavern ("Echoes of the Bloomsbury group can be heard among stained glass and velvet draperies." -- p. 67), my wife and I met, entirely by coincidence, a reasonably well-known American mystery-writer and his family, vacationing in London! I can't guarantee your mystery reader's walking tour will have the same serendipitous result, but I for one cannot complain.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback