Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (Of Course) (Scribner Crime Classics)

Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (Of Course) (Scribner Crime Classics)

Robert Barnard


From grasp secret author Robert Barnard, considered one of his early novels, Death of a secret Writer.

First released in 1979, Death of a secret Writer obtained an Edgar Award nomination for "Best Novel" of that yr. it is with nice excitement that Scribner reissues this loved novel from probably the most revered names in crime writing.

Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, obese and overbearing, collapses and dies at his party whereas indulging his style for infrequent liquors. He had promised his daughter he will be well mannered and charitable for the total day, however the pressure of such exemplary habit was once evidently too nice. He leaves a kin relieved to be rid of him, and he additionally leaves a fortune, earned as a bestselling secret writer.

To everyone's shock, Sir Oliver's elder son, who brazenly hated his father, inherits many of the property. His spouse, his daughter, and his more youthful son are every one to obtain the royalties from one rigorously selected publication. however the manuscript of the unpublished quantity left to Sir Oliver's spouse -- a posthumous "last case" that may be worthy hundreds of thousands -- has disappeared. And Sir Oliver's dying is commencing to glance below typical.

Into this sour family comes Inspector Meredith, a lively Welshman who in many ways resembles Sir Oliver's fictional hero. In Robert Barnard's skillful palms, Inspector Meredith's research turns into not just a vintage instance of detection yet a chic and funny slice of crime.

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