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Death Of A Stranger _BEST_


New Causton DCI John Barnaby arrives in Midsomer county. Years earlier, the body of a renowned racing car driver had been found at the prestigious Darnley Park Girls School, apparently having committed suicide with a revolver. The school is now hosting a vintage car rally, but the event is disrupted by the death of one of the judges, a local celebrity DJ. Initially, his death is also presumed to be suicide, but Barnaby soon spots evidence suggesting that both victims had been murdered.




Death of a Stranger



The lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham come under police investigation when a social services inspector is found dead in the river, apparently from a canoeing accident. Barnaby is suspicious and quickly concludes the death was murder. He and Jones investigate a local artist community and the significance of the death of the Binghams' son and daughter, many years previously. The collapse of a tower of newspapers brings a further death. A printed image of the lunar surface provides the clue that enables the detectives to identify the killer.


Lucy Oliver, daughter to friends of George Bullard, disappears from a manor house being used by the Oblong Foundation, a New Age cult organisation. Bullard asks for Barnaby's help in finding out what happened to her. The Oblong Foundation is renting the manor house from Ruth Lambert, who inherited the house from her parents after they were killed in a boat explosion. DS Jones, who has recently returned from an undercover policing course, joins a group of Foundation inductees under an assumed identity. He becomes increasingly uncomfortable when one of the female inductees, along with Ruth herself, seem to be emotionally drawn to him. Meanwhile, Barnaby looks into the death of Ruth's parents, suspecting murder, and believing the events all to be linked. These suspicions seem to be confirmed when one of the Foundation leaders is found stabbed. When the case is finally solved, George Bullard announces his retirement.


DCI Barnaby, assisted by new DS Nelson, arrives in the village of Morton Shallows to investigate the death of furniture maker and local philanderer Conor Bridgeman during a ghost-hunting party at the local Manor House. The murder victim had been stabbed with an antique sword. The Manor has a haunted reputation involving stories of a blacksmith's daughter, and the voice of a young girl on a tape recording from the night of the murder adds to the mystery. Ross Clymer, landlord of the Blacksmiths Arms pub, has his own version of the ghost story, but also becomes a victim when he is discovered in his walk-in freezer, having been bludgeoned to death with a blacksmith's hammer. The identities and history of many of the characters must be unravelled before the detectives arrive at the truth.


When wealthy landowner Gregory Lancaster's body goes missing on the night of his death, it starts a series of mysterious events in the village of Little Malton. DCI Barnaby, DS Nelson, and new forensic pathologist Kam Karimore enter a very macabre world of body-snatching. Nothing is quite what it seems, and when another strange event takes place, the detectives set out to catch the culprit.


The village of Little Auburn, which had been requisitioned by the army in World War II and afterwards abandoned, is to be reopened. There are competing visions among the villagers for its future. Finn Thornberry, who had envisioned an eco-friendly village, is found crushed to death by a tank. DCI Barnaby and new DS Jamie Winter investigate and find suspects among the factions of rival bidders. When Roderick Craven, the head of the judging panel that will decide Little Auburn's redevelopment and his brother Milo are also found murdered, an unexpected new beneficiary of the rights to the village comes to light.


Tom and Chrissie Larkton run the bakery at the mill in the village of Lower Blissingham. But when Chrissie receives the cake, with the word "cursed" carved inside, it seems that someone is not pleased about the couple who run the mill bakery. Chrissie Larkton gets poisoned, and she gets a seizure while hearing a voice and walking towards the water. Nathan Duncroft gets murdered while he is cleaning the silo for grain, and he gets trapped inside when the killer bolts the door. Ricky Naybury is lured to his death, and Tom Larkton gets knocked out and tied up. When he is dragged into the water a while later, Winter saves him from drowning. It transpires that the victims in this case opposed a threat to somebody, and now the killer has the wish to protect that person.


According to the Auschwitz Memorial, Kolbe had heard a man pleading with SS guards to let him live, after being sentenced to death by starvation. The man said that he had a wife and children for whom he wanted to live. Kolbe heard the man and asked the guard if he could go instead. After two weeks, a few people in the cell were still alive and sentenced to lethal injection.


By many accounts of Kolbe's time in the "hunger bunker," the Friar sang hymns and said prayers with the other men he was sentenced to death with. After about two weeks, Kolbe and the remaining prisoners were given the injection.


Franciszek Gajowniczek, the man that Kolbe had stood in for, survived the Holocaust and died in Brzeg in 1995. Upon his death, The New York Times reported that Gajowniczek had spent over five years in Auschwitz and was never reunited with his sons, who were killed during a bombardment in 1945. Gajowniczek's widow said that the man "had a deep sense of Kolbe's presence and had a feeling Kolbe will know when to take him."


In this passage Douglass explains the absence of his mother in his life. He knows his mom but, he is taken away from her because they are slaves. After his birth, his master separates him from his mother. This separation makes Douglass feel nothing for his mother. He does not spend any time with his mom, they never met each other during the day. Douglas describes how she comes to him four or five times, only at night, and before he wakes, she is gone. He says he feels nothing when his mother dies, because she is like a stranger for him. How is possible the child feels nothing when his mother dies? Douglas describes his solitude and isolation so clear that the reader can understand how slavery not only separates families, but it does not allow people to have a family.


An unfaithful wife is murdered -- or maybe not. A successful writer commits suicide -- or maybe not. Nothing is certain here, not even the central character's name. The narrator who opens the film just says, "Let's call him Henry." A mysterious manuscript may hold clues in the markings in pen on some of its pages. Perhaps the text itself has some clues the author did not realize. A man who hires a private detective to find a missing person is himself is followed by a stranger with a limp. A trial reveals a secret affair as a possible motive for murder.


A new assignment gives David a chance to see if he can track Eva down. David is not a novelist but a translator. He has already translated two books by a popular Scandinavian author named Rein, who has recently committed suicide by drowning but whose body, like Eva's, has never been found. He left behind just one copy of a posthumous manuscript, and David agrees to translate it if the publisher will let him do it in Rein's home town, which is where he thinks he will find Eva. Some unusual markings in the manuscript appear to be clues Rein wanted someone to find. David thinks they may reveal secrets about Rein's death. He hires a detective to find Eva and pieces together the clues in the book to solve that mystery himself. The process of translation, which he does one chapter at a time, never reading ahead, is itself a kind of decoding. 041b061a72


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