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Prelude to a certain midnight.

Gerald Kersh

Prelude to a certain midnight.

by Gerald Kersh

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Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English


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First published 1947.

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Open LibraryOL18749240M

Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington-on-Thames, near London, and, like so many writers, quit school to take on a series of jobs -- salesman, baker, fish-and-chips cook, nightclub bouncer, freelance newspaper reporter and at the same time was writing his first two novels/5(). Author Brian Posted on June 9, Janu Categories Haunter Interviews Tags goth music, halloween music, haunt music, michael hedstrom, midnight syndicate, nox arcana, prelude to a nightmare, verse 13 4 Comments on 10 Creepy Halloween & Horror Soundtracks for Your Haunt (Bonus Interview with Ghoul Show).

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Back inPrelude to a Certain Midnight must have unsettled the regular readers of “Mystery and Crime” Penguins since, although there is a murder, a detective, and a murderer, it is not a whodunnit - the real mystery being why Asta Thundersley slapped Catchy, which is ultimately resolved in a quite unexpected and thought-provoking way.

The novel is (mainly) set in the London of or 4/5(15). Night and the City, Kersh's best known novel, is indeed a trip through hell -- but only an upper ring, compared to the depths he enters in Prelude to a Certain Midnight.

This book anticipates writers such as Hubert Selby in the examination of evil; its characters are very well drawn, the crime itself is hideous but mostly kept off the page, the /5(4). Night and the City, Kersh's best known novel, is indeed a trip through hell -- but only an upper ring, compared to the depths he enters in Prelude to a Certain Midnight.

This book anticipates writers such as Hubert Selby in the examination of evil; its characters are very well drawn, the crime itself is hideous but mostly kept off the page, the /5(4).

Book review: Prelude to a Certain Midnight. Gerald Kersh was a best-selling author in the s, but his work is now forgotten. David Herman hails a reissue for a new : Gerald Kersh.

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This Dover edition, first published inis an unabridged republication of the work originally published by William Heinemann, Ltd., London,   'Prelude To A Certain Midnight', first published just after WW2 ended, is about the search for a child killer in s London but it is far more than a detective story and, indeed, the main character, the gloriously-named wealthy do-gooder Asta Thunderbolt (a cross between Peggy Mount and Dame Margaret Rutherford), is the main investigator, the Reviews: 4.

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Prelude to a Certain Midnight by Kersh, Gerald and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Prelude to a Certain Midnight is a like a core sample taken through inter-war Soho. According to the back of my Penguin edition, Gerald Kersh worked as a ‘travelling salesman, all-in-wrestler, night-club proprietor, cinema manager, banker’s assistant, manual labourer, bodyguard, bookmaker’s clerk, debt collector, and barman’.

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But suffice it to say. you don’t really know Kersh if you haven’t read books like Fowler’s End, The Secret Masters, or Prelude to a Certain Midnight. Prelude is the story of a murderer, but it isn’t the story of a suspenseful police hunt or a courageous individual who digs into the truth.

It is as much the story of the death of a small. PRELUDE TO A CERTAIN MIDNIGHT - INSCRIBED. London: William Heinemann Ltd., First UK Edition. One of Kersh's bleakest novels, telling the story about the hunt for the murderer of a ten year-old child in Soho, carrying the reader through the seamy underbelly of London.

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