Ray Moore

Biography

Ray Moore was born in Nottingham, England in 1950. He obtained his Masters Degree in Literature at Lancaster University in 1974 and then taught in secondary education for twenty-eight years before moving to Florida with his wife in 2002.

For the next ten years, he taught English and Information Technology in the International Baccalaureate Program at Vanguard High School in Ocala. He retired in July 2012 and is now a full-time writer and fitness fanatic.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am currently taking a rest from the Reverend Lyle Thorne mysteries and am working on a Study Guide for "Animal Farm" by George Orwell and have just finished a Study Guide for "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. The latter should soon be available as an eBook.
Who was the greatest influence in your early writings?
As a former high school teacher, I have read a lot of Young Adult fiction much of which is excellent. My particular favorites would be Paul Zindel, Robert Cormier, and Lois Duncan. Given their audience, these writers have to move the plot along quickly, which is what I try to do.
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Series

Books

Study Guide to The Stranger by Albert Camus
Series: Study Guides. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore's Study guides provide insights into demanding texts. Includes: Introduction; annotated list of characters; sections on setting, genre, themes; commentary, explanatory notes and guiding questions for each chapter; glossary of relevant literary terms; two graphic organizers (plot structure and character) for making notes.
Study Guide to The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Series: Study Guides. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides provide insights into demanding texts. In The Secret Life of Bees the author takes us back to the realities of the early years of the Civil Rights Movement. Everything you need to enhance your understanding of this brilliant first novel.
Study Guide to The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Series: Study Guides. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides aim to provide readers with insights into important texts. Includes: Introduction; discussion of characters, genre, setting, narrative voice, themes, and symbols; chapter-by-chapter commentary and guiding questions; two graphic organizers for notes; glossary, literary terms with an activity, bibliography and group discussion, post-reading activity.
Study Guide to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Series: Study Guides. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Need help understanding the underlying concepts in this novel? Ray Moore’s Study Guides aim to provide insights into important, demanding texts. This guide offers the reader insight into a novel which seems simultaneously to eulogize virtual reality and criticize it as an addictive drug.
Study Guide to Disgrace by Jim Coetzee
Series: Study Guides. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 23,510. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides aim to provide readers with insights into important texts, so that readers can develop their own ideas about the novel. This guide offers the reader insight into Coetzee’s ability to tell multiple stories which intertwine and interact.
Study Guide to Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Series: Study Guides. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore's Study Guides provide insights into important and demanding texts. Includes: An annotated list of characters; Detailed analysis of historical & literary background, genre, settings, themes, etc.; Explanatory notes for each chapter; Chapter by chapter commentary; In-depth questions to enhance the reader's understanding literary terms defined Graphic organizer- plot
Study Guide to Looking for Alaska by John Green
Series: Study Guides. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Do you need help understanding the author's ideas? This thought-provoking guide provides introduction to the book, character list, chapter by chapter commentary, guiding questions, (prompts to allow you to develop your own ideas and thoughts about the text) graphic organizers fro notes. Material and ideas for research and discussion on attempts to ban a novel is included.
Study Guide to Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Series: Study Guides. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides provide insights into popular and important texts. Immigrant workers, racial prejudice and worker exploitation are some of the themes in this novel. Whether you are studying this much-loved novel individually or in a class, this Guide will increase your understanding and enjoyment.
Study Guide to East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Series: Study Guides. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Would you love to understand more about this often forgotten classic? This comprehensive study guide will help you appreciate a great novel. Includes: Introduction List of characters with detailed notes; Analysis of setting, structure of the novel, themes, etc.; Per chapter commentary, background notes on references in the text, questions to guide you to a deeper understanding Activities
Study Guide to A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Series: Study Guides. Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Here is everything you need to enhance your understanding of Khaled Hosseini's challenging text, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Whether you are reading the book as an individual, as a member of a reading circle or in class, this guide will help you to understand the book at a more meaningful level.
Study Guide to Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Series: Study Guides, Book 64. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides provide insights into important and demanding texts. This comprehensive study guide aims to support reflective reading. It is ideal for both the individual reader and for reading groups and classes. The critical analysis offered brings together a range of opinion on the text and gives a consistent reading.
Study Guide to Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Series: Study Guides, Book 63. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 29,750. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Birdsong is a novel of war and sacrifice that is impossible to read and remain unmoved. This comprehensive study guide aims to support reflective reading. It is ideal for both the individuals and for reading groups and classes. The critical analysis offered brings together a range of opinion on the text and gives a consistent reading to allow the reader to develop and support their own ideas.
Official Investigations of Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
As a young member of the Metropolitan Police, Lyle Thorne investigates five cases spanning the years 1881–1887: An apparently simple case of murder, a holiday excursion to Margate, but events take a tragic turn, an innocent man will be hung a weekly tea party with dire results and the exploits of an international criminal will enthrall and delight your little grey cells!
Study Guide on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Series: Study Guides. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This updated and expanded second edition's key feature is the guiding questions to which the reader /student needs to find his/her own answers. Includes: Detailed analysis of characters, setting, genre and themes; Expanded commentary, with helpful explanatory notes and guiding questions Glossary of relevant literary terms and a literary terms activity; Ideas for managing group discussions.
Lost Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,770. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Yet another delightful set of mysteries to tantalize the reader. Can you solve the puzzle before the Reverend Lyle Thorne reveals all? Five short stories to test your clue spotting abilities as the Rev. Lyle Thorne investigates the cases spanning the years 1908 - 1912: A runner, a theft, a body on the beach, a scullery maid's dismissal and a mysterious American widow will keep you enthralled.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 49. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 29,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides aim to provide insights into important, demanding texts. This comprehensive study guide aims to support reflective reading. Includes: Introduction; List of characters, genre, themes, symbolism Each chapter has a detailed commentary, notes on historical references, and guiding questions. Discussion Literary terms Post reading topics Graphic organize
Final Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,270. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In the final set of Reverend Lyle Thorne short stories, our intrepid vicar finds that even in retirement he is still solving mysteries that confound the police. From bank robberies to arson, murder or suicide, the terrors of WW1 all provide intellectual challenges which the Reverend Lyle Thorne loves.
The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 23. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 33,430. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
The Sign of Four is one of the earliest detective mystery novels. This guide will allow you to understand the development of the detective genre and details the historical background to the story. It offers chapter-by-chapter commentary and guiding questions, also a concluding analysis of the text. Includes graphic organizers on Holmes’ scientific method of solving a case.
The Stranger by Albert Camus: A Critical Introduction (Revised Edition)
Series: Crtical Introduction. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 105,910. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
The Second Edition of this popular critical study has been significantly expanded and completely revised, making it the most thorough single-volume study of Camus’ classic novel. A Critical Introduction places Camus’ ideas in context. It contains a detailed introduction to Camus' early essays and works. Guiding questions and detailed analysis of each chapter of the text are included.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: Text and Critical Introduction
Series: Text and Critical Introduction. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 107,550. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Everything you need in one book! This is the perfect edition for the student or general reader providing, in a single volume, a comprehensive analysis of "Heart of Darkness". The book includes the full text, guiding questions, detailed notes, chapters on the biographical, historical, philosophical and literary background, a detailed commentary and an analysis of critical reaction to the text.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 18. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Want to understand the characters, themes and be able to develop your own ideas about the book? 80 in-depth questions guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the novel. I Also included a vocabulary activity through using the exercise which picks out key words from the texts for definition a literary terms activity two graphics (plot and character perspectives)
Antigone by Sophocles: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 21. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Drama
Need help understanding Antigone? This Guide puts this third play in the trilogy by Sophocles in context. Included in the guide is the structure of Greek plays, background information on Greece, central issues of the play, its themes, questions to deepen your understanding for each section of the play. a familiarization with literary terms activity and two graphics.
Sanditon Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Yet again, Reverend Lyle Thorne is called upon to aid among others... the local Constabulary and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He must pit his wits against those who would try to avoid justice and bring to a satisfying conclusion a Civil War murder over 200 years old. Five stories await your perusal. Can you find the clues that will lead you to the criminals/ murderers?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Even if you know this text well, you will gain new insights. The guide combines an introduction on genre, themes, and the book's title and supportive commentary with 85 in-depth questions which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text.
Study Guide to Selected Poems and additional Poems by Sylvia Plath (Second Edition)
Series: Study Guides, Book 16. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 81,200. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in), Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Ray Moore’s Study Guides provide insights into important but demanding texts. This fully revised Second Edition includes every poem in Selected Poems, plus six additional poems of particular importance to understanding Plath’s poetic development. Uniquely, this Guide goes through each poem providing a full explanation of its meaning and significance.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 15. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Background information on George Orwell is followed by 96 in-depth questions with a helpful commentary, which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the novel. A teacher might use the questions for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, formal presentations, written answers, etc. An activity is included on the literary terms used.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 14. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Tragedy and the randomness of death combine to make Thornton Wilder's Pullitzer prize winning novel one of the truly great texts. The study guide gives a background introduction and overview, including character synopsis. In-depth questions on each chapter along with a helpful commentary will guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the plot, background, themes, and characters of the novel.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 13. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Need help understanding this play? This guide provides an introduction into the characters, genre and themes, literary terms, includes two graphics- one on plot and the other on the main characters' perspectives, together with a supportive commentary and 125 in-depth questions which lead to a deeper understanding of the play. The guide encourages you to formulate your own ideas.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 12. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Shakespeare
Assassination, political intrigue and conspiracies. Some things never change! The 47 in-depth questions guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the play. The questions can be used for self-study. Teachers may wish to use them for homework, group discussion, formal presentations, written answers, etc. Three post-reading activities also included.
HenryIV Part 2 by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 11. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of this history play? This guide provides in-depth questions on every scene of the play Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare covering: plot, themes, and style and stagecraft. The questions are carefully worded to draw your attention to key ideas so that your understanding of this sometimes difficult text will develop.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 10. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of this classic piece of literature? This guide places the novella in its historical context and through more than 80 in-depth questions guides the reader to a deeper understanding of the themes, and characters of the text. Even if you know this text well, you will gain new insights.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text and Critical Introduction
Series: Text and Critical Introduction, Book 3. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Medieval, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Want to get to grips with the Middle English in the beautiful poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', understand the historical setting, the structure of the poem, and much more... The author’s aim is to meet the needs of students up to undergraduate level, their teachers, and the general reader so that one of the great works of world literature can be enjoyed.
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 9. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
A Study Guide to help you discover valuable insights into the absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five which is not a simple read. It will help you develop your understanding of the issues and themes raised by Vonnegut in this powerful book.
The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: Text and Critical Introduction
Series: Text and Critical Introduction, Book 1. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Medieval, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The book is virtually unique in providing: the full text in Middle English, an interlinear translation, introductory chapters on the pilgrims and the narrator, guided study questions on each section of the text, a detailed analysis of the frame story and each portrait, a full bibliography and a guide to further reading.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 8. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? The study guide includes items on the characters, chronology, themes and structure in the novel. It also incorporates a commentary and notes to guide the reader through the text. The guide poses questions to direct the reader to what is really important as they read and to help understand the underlying themes in the book.
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 7. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you, together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 6. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 5. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 3. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you, together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. Also included, two graphics (plot and character) and a literary terms activity.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 2. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
The guide will help you gain new insights into this great Steinbeck novella. It combines a supportive commentary with 58-plus in-depth questions which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and to open up interpretation.
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer: Text & Critical Introduction
Series: Text and Critical Introduction, Book 2. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 57,220. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Medieval, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
This book uniquely offers everything a reader needs to appreciate the text. It gives the reader a newly edited Middle English text with modernization and a commentary. Also included are chapters on the General Prologue, the Structure of the Wife's Prologue and Tale, the Teller and the Tale, and a comparison with three other tales of the Knight and the Loathly Lady.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Critical Introduction
Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 4. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
This Critical Introduction explores the main themes, characters and symbols of "The Great Gatsby"; the quest for a new life, the preoccupation with one's place in society, the desire for riches and the greatest dream of all human beings. In doing so it offers an interpretation which, unlike most analyses of this American Masterpiece, places Nick as the focus of Fitzgerald’s attention.
Early Investigations of Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,760. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Lyle Thorne investigates another five cases spanning the years 1876 to 1889. These cases give further insight into the character of Lyle Thorne and reveal some of the reasons why he eventually decides to take holy orders. Although these events occur before the previous two books, it is not necessary to read this book before the first two volumes.
"The Myth of Sisyphus" and "The Stranger" by Albert Camus: Two Study Guides
Series: Study Guides, Book 1. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / French
This guide for students is aimed to support the study of the two texts, not to replace that study. The Myth of Sisyphus provides Camus' philosophical introduction to The Stranger. Introductions and commentaries keep readers on-track, but the questions are designed to get you thinking and talking and deepen your understanding.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A Critical Introduction
Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 3. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 81,870. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Women Authors
A critical introduction to "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen is suitable for students from high school up to university level as well as for the general reader. The book places the novel in the context of Austen's other works, analyzes the narrative voices, the manners of the times, marriage, and the importance of locations.
The General Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer: A Critical Introduction
Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 2. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Medieval
The book is virtually unique in providing, in a single volume, a comprehensive analysis of The General Prologue. It places the work in the context of the social change in late fourteenth century England and analyzes each pilgrim’s description in socio-historical terms. The poem is supported by the author’s own modernization of the text to enable the reader to understand Chaucer’s Middle English.
Further Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,380. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In March 1889, Detective Sergeant Lyle Thorne abruptly resigned from the Metropolitan Police and began training to become an ordained minister in the Church of England. However, if Thorne had anticipated a quiet, uneventful life at Sanditon vicarage, he was to be disappointed, for his reputation as an investigator attracted a succession of 'clients' each with a remarkable tale.
Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 36,350. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In March 1889, Detective Sergeant Lyle Thorne abruptly resigned from the Metropolitan Police and began training to become an ordained minister in the Church of England. If Thorne had anticipated a quiet, uneventful life at Sanditon vicarage, he was to be disappointed, for his reputation as an investigator attracted a succession of 'clients' each with a remarkable tale.

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