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Norman Russell - Author

About the Author

Norman Russell is a full-time writer and academic, who has had fifteen novels published. He is an acknowledged authority on Victorian finance and its reflections in the literature of the period, and his book on the subject, The Novelist and Mammon, was published by Oxford University Press in 1986. He is a graduate of Oxford and London Universities. After military service in the West Indies, he became a teacher of English in a large Liverpool comprehensive school, where he stayed for twenty-six very enjoyable years, retiring early to take up writing as a second career.

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Oxford Scandal

Oxford Scandal

Author: Norman Russell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

Set in the late Victorian era, An Oxford Scandal is the third book in Norman Russell's 'Oxford' series of detective novels. The book follows Anthony Jardine, a successful and popular tutor at St. Gabriel's College, as he finds his loyalties divided between his work, his wife Dora and his mistress Rachel. Unbeknown to Anthony, Dora is an advanced cocaine addict and he comes to resent her outrageous activities more and more, absorbing himself with the discovery of the remains of St Thomas a Becket in a hidden vault at the college. One rainy night Dora is found murdered in a tramcar out at Cowley and Jardine, who had been visiting Rachel in that area, becomes a suspect. The case is investigated by Inspector James Antrobus and his friend Sophia Jex-Blake, the pioneer woman doctor. A complex investigation follows and after Jardine's mistress is murdered, the clues take Antrobus to London, when the mystery starts to unravel and the killer is revealed in a grand climax... Inspired by the work of Edmund Crispin and John Dixon Carr, An Oxford Scandal takes the form of classical detective fiction with an academic angle. The book also contains a humorous subplot in which Catholics and Anglicans fight over ownership of the relics. The book will appeal to fans of historical and crime fiction, as well as readers who have enjoyed Norman's previous work.

An Oxford Scandal

An Oxford Scandal

Author: Norman Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2017

Set in the late Victorian era, An Oxford Scandal is the third book in Norman Russell's `Oxford' series of detective novels. The book follows Anthony Jardine, a successful and popular tutor at St. Gabriel's College, as he finds his loyalties divided between his work, his wife Dora and his mistress Rachel. Unbeknown to Anthony, Dora is an advanced cocaine addict and he comes to resent her outrageous activities more and more, absorbing himself with the discovery of the remains of St Thomas a Becket in a hidden vault at the college. One rainy night Dora is found murdered in a tramcar out at Cowley and Jardine, who had been visiting Rachel in that area, becomes a suspect. The case is investigated by Inspector James Antrobus and his friend Sophia Jex-Blake, the pioneer woman doctor. A complex investigation follows and after Jardine's mistress is murdered, the clues take Antrobus to London, when the mystery starts to unravel and the killer is revealed in a grand climax... Inspired by the work of Edmund Crispin and John Dixon Carr, An Oxford Scandal takes the form of classical detective fiction with an academic angle. The book also contains a humorous subplot in which Catholics and Anglicans fight over ownership of the relics. The book will appeal to fans of historical and crime fiction, as well as readers who have enjoyed Norman's previous work.

An Oxford Anomaly

An Oxford Anomaly

Author: Norman Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2016

Jeremy Oakshott, Fellow of Jerusalem Hall, and an authority on the Crusades, is content with life until renowned archaeologist Mrs Lestrange urges him to join her expedition to Syria. His wealthy uncle, Ambrose Littlemore, refuses to help him, and is murdered soon afterwards. Detective Inspector Antrobus has already investigated the savage murder of one of Oakeshott's old friends, but the scholar's alibis are completely water-tight. Assisted by his doctor friend, Sophia Jex-Blake, Antrobus looks further afield, visiting two criminal lunatic asylums, a remote nunnery, and a quiet country village, where at last they uncover the truth about five savage murders, and the identity of their perpetrator.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ - In a Single Narrative

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ - In a Single Narrative

Author: Norman Russell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2016

This beautifully produced volume presents all the material of the Gospel story as found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and some material from the Acts of the Apostles, in the form of a single, continuous narrative. Nothing is repeated without a good reason, and, more importantly, nothing is omitted. Hundreds of notes refer the reader to the text of the four gospels as presented in the Roman Catholic Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. Readers unfamiliar with this rendering will find it an attractive and refreshing translation of the original Latin Vulgate text. Why not give it a try?

An Oxford Tragedy

An Oxford Tragedy

Author: Norman Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2015

1894, Sir Montague Fowler, warden of St Michael's College, Oxford, dies from apparent natural causes. Before long vicious rumours begin to circulate about the actual cause of his death, and an autopsy reveals that Sir Montague's body was full of the deadly poison mercuric chloride. Detective Antrobus of the Oxford city police is summoned to investigate. Who would benefit most from the warden's death? His three children are all in desperate need of money and each are embroiled in their own scandal: his son John is a secret gambler with enormous debts, daughter Frances has fallen into the clutches of a blackmailer, and son Timothy had stood by and watched his rival in love drown. Antrobus's list of suspects grows as it seems everyone had something to gain from the death. Aided by pioneer physician, Sophia Jex-Blake, the detective sets about unravelling the truth behind this Oxford tragedy.

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ - In a Single Narrative

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ - In a Single Narrative

Author: Norman Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2014

This beautifully produced volume presents all the material of the Gospel story as found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and some material from the Acts of the Apostles, in the form of a single, continuous narrative. Nothing is repeated without a good reason, and, more importantly, nothing is omitted. Hundreds of notes refer the reader to the text of the four gospels as presented in the Roman Catholic Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. Readers unfamiliar with this rendering will find it an attractive and refreshing translation of the original Latin Vulgate text. Why not give it a try?

The Conversion of Monsieur Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne

The Conversion of Monsieur Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne

Author: Norman Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2013

On 20 January, 1842, while waiting for a friend in one of Rome's old churches, a young Jewish gentleman, Alphonse Ratisbonne, was miraculously converted from disbelief in any religion to a fervent and lasting Catholicism when he experienced an apparition of the Virgin Mary. It caused a great stir in Rome, and crowds turned out to witness the young man's baptism. This is an entirely new translation from the French of Conversion de M. M-A Ratisbonne, (Second Edition, 1842), which includes Ratisbonne's own dramatic narrative. It is a compelling read, not only for Roman Catholics, but for all those interested in the phenomena of religious conversion.

The Ghosts of Mayfield Court

The Ghosts of Mayfield Court

Author: Norman Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

When Maximilian Paget inherits Mayfield Court, he and his niece Catherine find it to be half ruined, and haunted by the wraith of a murdered child. Catherine discovers a child's skeleton, bringing rural Detective Inspector Saul Jackson and his bibulous but shrewd sergeant, Herbert Bottomley, to investigate. Once returned to London, neither uncle nor niece can shake off the baleful influence of Mayfield. And when Uncle Max is murdered by a deranged killer who, Jackson discovers, has left a trail of corpses in an attempt to secure a hidden fortune, Catherine herself faces imminent death and a monstrous betrayal. Set in late Victorian times, this is the ninth Inspector Jackson story.

Dorset House Affair

Dorset House Affair

Author: Norman Russell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2009

Dorset House is the home of the Claygate family, and a place where diplomats love to congregate. When young Maurice Claygate and notorious spy Sophie Lenart are found shot dead, Inspector Arnold Box, investigating the murders, hears from Head of Secret Intelligence Colonel Kershaw, that there are international ramifications to the case. Together the two men pursue a ruthless thief and a stolen document across France, bringing the affair to a devastating and unexpected climax in the great palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King, at Versailles.

Aquila Project

Aquila Project

Author: Norman Russell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2007

At the opening of Tower Bridge in June 1894, a would-be assassin, Anton Grunwalski, is arrested but is later dramatically rescued from police custody. Detective Inspector Arnold Box, working with Colonel Kershaw, Head of Secret Intelligence, uncovers a conspiracy--codenamed the Aquila Project--that aims to assassinate the Russian Tsar and plunge Europe into War. Venessa Drake, Kershaw's agent, poses as a maid in the household of the enigmatic Baron Augustyniak, where she learns that Grunwalski is on his way to Russia. As he pursues Grunwalski across Europe, Box suddenly realizes the true purpose of the Aquila Project. After a desperate race against time, he and Kershaw bring their mission to a breath-taking conclusion.

Theophilus of Alexandria

Theophilus of Alexandria

Author: Norman Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2006

If Theophilus of Alexandria seems a minor figure today, it is because we persist in seeing him through the eyes of hostile contemporary witnesses, each of whom had his own reasons for diminishing Theophilus' stature. In fact, he was one of the greatest bishops of the Theodosian era, who played an important role in a crucial phase of the Roman Empire's transformation into a Christian society. Norman Russell's new assessment of Theophilus shows him as an able theologian, an expert ecclesiastical lawyer, a highly skilled orator and, surprisingly, a spiritual teacher. The introductory section examines his efforts to Christianize an Egypt still denominated by its great temples and his battles to maintain the pre-eminence of the Alexandrian Church in an age of rapid change. The texts, most of them translated into a modern language for the first time, reveal the full power and range of his thinking. Thoephilus of Alexandria brings back into focus a figure who has long been neglected in the study of early Christianity and will provide students and lecturers with a fresh perspective, not least through the translation of texts, for the first time, into English.

Theophilus of Alexandria

Theophilus of Alexandria

Author: Norman Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

If Theophilus of Alexandria seems a minor figure today, it is because we persist in seeing him through the eyes of hostile contemporary witnesses, each of whom had his own reasons for diminishing Theophilus' stature. In fact, he was one of the greatest bishops of the Theodosian era, who played an important role in a crucial phase of the Roman Empire's transformation into a Christian society. Norman Russell's new assessment of Theophilus shows him as an able theologian, an expert ecclesiastical lawyer, a highly skilled orator and, surprisingly, a spiritual teacher. The introductory section examines his efforts to Christianize an Egypt still denominated by its great temples and his battles to maintain the pre-eminence of the Alexandrian Church in an age of rapid change. The texts, most of them translated into a modern language for the first time, reveal the full power and range of his thinking. Thoephilus of Alexandria brings back into focus a figure who has long been neglected in the study of early Christianity and will provide students and lecturers with a fresh perspective, not least through the translation of texts, for the first time, into English.

Fellow Workers with God Orthodox Thinking on Theosis

Fellow Workers with God Orthodox Thinking on Theosis

Author: Norman Russell Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2005

The Lives Of The Desert Fathers

The Lives Of The Desert Fathers

Author: Norman Russell, Benedicta, SLG Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/1981

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