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by Glendon Swarthout,Kathryn Swarthout,Frank Mayo
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Glendon Swarthout,Kathryn Swarthout,Frank Mayo
  • ISBN:
    0385175787
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385175784
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  • Publisher:
    Doubleday; 1st edition (October 1, 1982)
  • Pages:
    202 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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Cadbury's Coffin by Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout was a Finalist in 1982 for the Best Juvenile Mystery novella of. .Glendon Fred Swarthout was an American writer.

Cadbury's Coffin by Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout was a Finalist in 1982 for the Best Juvenile Mystery novella of that year from the Mystery Writers of America. Don't bury me alive!" begs Lycurgus Cadbury, the cantankerous, tight-fisted tycoon of the tury factory town of Gilead, New York, as he lies on his deathbed felled, apparently, by a stroke. Some of his best known novels were made into films of the same title, Where the Boys Are, The Shootist and They Came To Cordura. Also wrote under Glendon Fred Swarthout. Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Glendon Fred Swarthout (April 8, 1918, near Pinckney, Michigan – September 23, 1992, Scottsdale, Arizona) was an American writer and novelist. Several of his novels were made into films. Where the Boys Are, and The Shootist which was John Wayne's last work, are probably the best known. Glendon Swarthout was the only child of Fred and Lila (Chubb) Swarthout, a banker and a homemaker. Swarthout is a Dutch name; his mother's maiden name was from Yorkshire.

1982) A novel by Glendon Swarthout and Kathryn Swarthout. Cadbury's Coffin resembles an American version of the famed BBC TV series - Upstairs, Downstairs, with a strong flavoring of Charles Dickens. This Victorian mystery set in 1899 upstate New York was a 1982 nominee for Best Juvenile book from the Mystery Writers of America. It was once optioned by Hollywood writer/producer Paul Monash for a possible TV-Movie. Richmond, Virginia Times Dispatch.

Fraught with plotting, chicanery, and assignations in mausoleums and arbors, this melodramatic mystery chronicles the attempts of the members of a wealthy, turn-of-the-century family to vie for the affections and effects of skinflint Lycurgus Cadbury.

by. Swarthout, Glendon Fred; Swarthout, Kathryn.

SKELETONS Books by Glendon Swarthout WILLOW RUN THEY CAME . In a coffin inside a long, unpainted wooden box. Jimmie, let me come home with you tonight. It threw me for an absolute loop.

SKELETONS Books by Glendon Swarthout WILLOW RUN THEY CAME TO CORDURA WHERE THE BOYS ARE WELCOME TO THEBES THE CADILLAC COWBOYS THE EAGLE AND THE IRON CROSS LOVELAND.

Swarthout, Glendon Fred. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Cadbury's coffin, by Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout.

THE SHOOTIST is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West.

The nail biters, thumb suckers and teeth grinders at the Box Canyon Boys Camp were called the Bedwetters. They were the cast-away offspring of parents who were busy traveling, being divorced, remarrying and garnering fortunes. THE SHOOTIST is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, on the day Queen Victoria died, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon confront the greatest shootist of all: Death himself. In such a showdown, against such an antagonist, he cannot win.

1st ed. by Glendon Fred Swarthout.

Glendon Fred Swarthout. 1st ed.

Fraught with plotting, chicanery, and assignations in mausoleums and arbors, this melodramatic mystery chronicles the attempts of the members of a wealthy, turn-of-the-century family to vie for the affections and effects of skinflint Lycurgus Cadbury

Ghordana
I picked this up at a used bookstore because it sounded like it might be amusing, but it ended up being a bit of a disappointment. The story revolves around the death (maybe) of rich old Lycurgus Cadbury who died (or did he?) shortly after expressing a fear of premature burial.

A slightly tongue-in-cheek faux Gothic story of scheming relatives and faithful servants ensues. Some of it was entertaining and clever, but the overall plot was boringly predictable for the first 3/4 of the book. The predictability is partly because of the writing and partly because most chapters begin with a captioned illustration many of which are spoilers for the major action that will happen in that chapter.

There is a nice twist toward the end (not in a clever "everything you think you know is wrong" way; just fate intervening), and the book suddenly turns into a sort of coming-of-age tale that kind of works but also feels a bit disjointed. Overall: there was some cleverness here, but so much of it was boringly predictable (and not in the funny "we all know I'm mocking Gothic tropes" kind of way that I think the author was aiming for).
Yozshubei
"Convincing mystery stories for young adults, featuring young adults as protagonists, are as hard as proverbial hen's teeth to find. So the Swarthouts' new mystery, written with a dramatic Victorian flavor and laced with a subtle humor, is a welcome addition to library shelves...The denouement is impressive. More than a tidy wrap-up of a mystery story's odds and ends, it becomes a multi-layered statement about the ironies of life, the enigmatic nature of human relationships, and the bittersweet passage from adolescence into adulthood." Boston Globe

"Being buried alive so concerns old Lycurgus Cadbury that his custom-built coffin is equipped with a speaking tube, a summoning bell and springs to raise the lid and elevate the body. And buried alive he is -- at his own secret request -- so he can observe his heirs scheme and squabble during the three days before his will is read. But in an ironic twist, revealed after 175 entertaining and expertly written pages of Cadbury's Coffin, the stingy tycoon dies due to natural causes. Slick caricatures of a 19th century miser, his greedy relatives and humble servants were created by Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout...Victorian expressions color the prose, which boasts some of the most adroit scene-setting and descriptive narration available in fiction for older children today. Suspense mounts in well-paced episodes containing both horror and humor." Barbara Pierce, Poughkeepsie, New York Journal

"Ruthless relatives, despicable deeds, ingenuous innocents, and rumors of rich rewards propel the amusing narrative, which sports a Victorian setting and style as well as the themes of love, death, and an inheritance. Part farce, part melodrama, and part mystery, the book contains conventions of all three--but with some clever twists. Stingy, self-made millionaire Lycurgus Cadbury-- whose fate it is to die or be murdered in nearly every other chapter--leaves his heirs pondering such dilemmas as: When is he 'thoroughly deceased?" and "how could one murder a dead man?"...The plot turns on two hoaxes; one is perpetrated on the characters, and the other on the reader, who ultimately discovers that this frivolous concoction masks a real mystery and an important idea." Nancy C. Hammond, the Horn Book Magazine

"Here's a book filled with conflict between relatives and servants with bone-chilling surprises from cover to cover." Richmond, Virginia Times Dispatch