2019年7月24日水曜日

Ⅱ-14: The dark side of the city



 The name is Nat Marely. I've been a private investigator in New York for over ten ears. Before that, I was in the police.(book cover)


  King's Day on January 17. A man named Curtis Wilson comes to Nat Marley, a private detective who has an office in New York. Wilson's sister Dionne recently notices something strange with her husband Ellis Freeman. Therefore, it was a request to find out what happened. Ellis, who is originally cheerful, seems to be scared of something these days. At first, Marley visits a pet shop which Ellis manages, and he gets information that Ellis delivers pets for customers.Next day, he and his former colleague Joe wait in front of the pet shop in the car. They see Ellis and two other young men cramming paper bags into a delivery van. Then they chase the car and find the men delivering them to an apartment where pets are banned. After that day, the incident happens. A resident who lives in the apartment dies because of cocaine. Marley breaks into the pet shop to find out what's in the paper bag in the van. Then, he discover...
  The main character, Marley find the dark side of the city during searching the incident. There are many problem in our city, for example, criminal act, black market trading, homeless and so on.  The readers are probably not a detective, but they can think of the solution of the city problem. Therefore, please think about such a problem when you read this book!


Battersby Alan.(2012). The dark side of thr city. Cambridge University: Cambridge






2019年7月17日水曜日

Ⅱー13:The double bass mysterry

And he did ask me one more question. The most surprising question in the world. And my answer? (p.48)

 The main character, Penny is a musician and she plays the double bass in a orchestra. At first, she visits to Spain with the orchestra. This trip is first time with her members in a foreign country. So she is so happy , at first. But, some unhappy things happens to her after she arrives there. First, her double bass is lost, and then someone with her orchestra dies. Then, her boyfriend is something wrong to her. And a famous picture is stolen from a galley. In fact, these things are related. So, a inspector Portillo asks her and her colleague to solve the accident, and her life changes as she slowly learns the truth...
 Of course, the accident is solved, and her life changes to happy one. Then, there is a sentence like the question at the last scene. The inspector asks one question to her, but what it is isn't written in it. I guess that he tells her his love. If it were so, however, when have they fallen in love with each other? That's because they are only a person who is interviewed and a inspector who asks. What do you think ?

Harmer Jeremy. (1999). The double bass mystery . Cambridge English University: Cambridge

2019年7月6日土曜日

Ⅱー12:Different Worlds

 In my world there ate no birds singing. There are no noisy men working on the roads. No people leaving bars late at night shouting at each other. No babies crying. (p.10)

 In love stories, there is a hero and a heroine. And, the heroine of this book is a deaf girl. In her world, everything is so quiet. Her mother says to her daughter that they can choose how to be in life-happy or sad, and they should choose to be happy.  So, she never mind being deaf. Until she falls in love with a man. Who he loves lives in the hearing world, the different world from her. she wants to be usual for him, but she comes to think that they can get over the barrier bi the power of love. One day, however, she meets a girl who has been a girlfriend of him once, and she hers depressed again...
 I think that  some difficulties are unavoidable in many love stories and the reality is not the exception. I think the idea of the heroine's mother is good . Our lives are only one. So I want to be happy with the positive thinking. Even if  I were in position of her...



Margaret Johnson.(2003). Different worlds. Cambridge University: Cambridge

2019年7月3日水曜日

Ⅱ-11:Bad Company

"She wants the job done quickly," he thought to himself, "but first she wants breakfast. This could be a long and difficult day."(p.11)

 The main characters are Shepherd and Webb . Shepherd is an old woman detective inspector in the police and Webb is a young man detective sergeant. He wants Shepherd admit him, but she rarely dose.  One day, a dead body is found on a beach. She belonged to a small music company and people there didn't like her because of her personality. Shepherd and Webb think that someone of her company killed her and researched the fact...
 I think what is interesting about the book is the relation ship of the two protagonists. At first, the woman thinks that the murder case is difficult for the young man and she doesn't trust him. At the same time, Webb thinks of her buddy as strange because she requires something unrelated to the job like the quotation. And she wants red wine during their job. But their impression of each other changes through their job. I have read some stories where a woman detective inspector and a man sergeant are main, but I think this book is different from those ones because their relationship begins from zero, not from a bad fixed view. Therefore, please pay attention to the connection between them if you red this one!!



MacAndrew Richard.(2011). Bad Company. Cambridge University: Cambridge


2019年6月26日水曜日

Ⅱー10:A picture to remember

"Is it bad luck or is somebody really trying yo hurt me?" (p.39)

   This story started when the main character gets an important job of a museum.  She loves art and she works in a museum. One day, some Impressionist paintings comes from a museum of Paris to the museum, and the director asks her to work for them. She is feeling too good, which cases a motorbike accident. She lose her memory of the accident, but it brings a danger to her without her realizing. The truth is that she had seen two men who had a gun before she gets the traffic accident. The men thinks that she knows too much about them, so they tries to kill her. In fact, there is something in common between what she saw on the men and a painting which she likes. But, she doesn't have any memory of the accident, so she doesn't know what is different about the painting after the accident. He doesn't recognize the men's plan and continue to work....
   when I read this book, I felt terror a little. Where you don't know, you are targeted for your life...Is there more fear than this?



Scott-Malden Sarah.(1999). A picture to remember. cambridge University: England

2019年6月16日日曜日

Ⅱー09:Dead Cold

'Yeah, aren't you Lucky?' I said, smiling. (P.11)

 This is a story about a woman who is a detective in a police. One day, a dead girl is found in a swimming pool in a small town of USA. Police officers think that she was killed by someone. In the past, the town was famous for silver and gold. And now, many people go on vacation there. It 's the last place where dead body is find. The detective is sent to the town to find the killer. But, in hear mind, there is another accident where her best friend was killed. She tries to find the fact of the dead girl which gets involves in the murder case of her partner...
  I think this story is similar to a book of Cambridge English Readers. Do you know the series of 'Inspector Longan'? In the book, a woman who is not admitted by anyone at the beginning solves some incidents. Similarly, this book's protagonist is a woman, and she isn't like by men workers. The quotation show it. She is sent to the town where the accident happened, but the police officer of town doesn't like her, at first. When she sees men not smiling, she says such a line. She is a strong woman. The relationship of characters is so interesting. Therefore, please read both of the books, and find how their recognition have changed from the opening to ending. And of course, you can read the process bout resolution of cases. You might find some similarity and differences between two books! 

Leather Sue. (2006). Dead Cold. Cambridge University: England

2019年6月12日水曜日

Ⅱー08:One Day

It was just a normal Friday evening in Moreland Road.  That evening something happened which changed all of their lives. (from back cover)

 In this book, there are four stories which happens in the same street of England.  People who live in the street  have some problems.  Foe example, these are about money, love or work etc. Every people worry their lives. Naturally, these have seemed to go to the solutions. But, one day, there is an accident, which changes all of their lives. If it had not happened, their live would be better...
 When I read this book, the accident was like something bad in their lives, however, it's natural that we don't know what happens to our futures. So the accident might have been inevitable in their lives...
 Then, what happens the accident is a cigarette one boy does. One person's action may affect on the other's lives. Therefore, this book is not only interesting but also teaching us something.

Naylor Helen. One day. (2008). Cambridge University: Cambridge

Ⅱ-14: The dark side of the city

  The name is Nat Marely. I've been a private investigator in New York for over ten ears. Before that, I was in the police.(book cover...