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Download The Big Bow Mystery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Israel Zangwill Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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The Big Bow Mystery is a masterpiece of the form, as compelling a story today as when it was first published. The author has produced a seminal crime novel - the original locked room mystery.

With a flair for storytelling and a literate style comparable to his contemporary, Charles Dickens, Israel Zangwill concocts a heady satire of Victorian England, setting his scene in London's picturesque Bow district. His hero is the colorful retired police inspector Grodman, whose egotism and brilliance bear striking resemblance to that most famous 19th century fictional sleuth - Sherlock Holmes. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 3/26/2011

    " Great locked door mystery; one of the first? Has worn well over the years.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 1/21/2011

    " I liked this book. A whodunit, based in Victorian England, with a bit of a surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 7/19/2010

    " The language is rather a delight, but the plot isn't as ingenious. Oh well, its still an old English mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 12/10/2009

    " This book was okay. I expected a bit more (the ending was predictable and the pace pedantic), but the story was relatively interesting and worth the 3 stars I've given it. "

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About the Author
Israel Zangwill (1864–1926), was a noted Jewish spokesman, writer, and translator. Born in London, he went to school at Plymouth and Bristol but was mainly self-taught, graduated with honors from London University, and after teaching became a journalist. A leading Zionist, he wrote poems, plays, novels, and essays and became widely known by his Jewish tales of the ghetto, establishing his reputation with their sympathetically critical portrayal at a time when alien immigration was a burning issue.