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, one in all his early novels, Death of a secret Writer.

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

Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, obese and overbearing, collapses and dies at his celebration whereas indulging his flavor 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 relatives 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 lots of the property. His spouse, his daughter, and his more youthful son are each one to obtain the royalties from one rigorously selected e-book. however the manuscript of the unpublished quantity left to Sir Oliver's spouse -- a posthumous "last case" that may be worthy thousands -- has disappeared. And Sir Oliver's dying is starting to glance below typical.

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

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