The Act of Roger Murgatroyd
By (author) Gilbert Adair
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Act of Roger Murgatroyd by Gilbert Adair
Book DescriptionBoxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, in the attic, the dead body of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot through the heart. But the attic door is locked from the inside, its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and, naturally, there is no sign of a murderer or a murder weapon. Fortunately (though, for the murderer, unfortunately), one of the guests is the formidable Evadne Mount, the bestselling author of countless classic whodunits. In fact, were she not its presiding sleuth, THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD is exactly the type of whodunit she herself might have written.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571226382
(198mm x 126mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gilbert Adair
And Then There Was No One, Paperback (June 2010)
The writer and professional controversialists Gustav Slavorigin is murdered in the small Swiss town of Meiringen during its annual Sherlock Holmes Festival, his body discovered with an arrow through the heart. With a price of ten million dollars on Slavorigin's head, almost none of the Festival's guests can be regarded as above suspicion.
Mysterious Affair of Style, Paperback (August 2008)
London, 1946: An actress is murdered, not just on camera but in full view of a crowded film set. Only six people had an opportunity to administer the poison yet not one of them had a conceivable motive.
Void, Paperback (January 2008)
Anton Vowl is missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any hint as to his location and, insidiously, a ghost, from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow.
Longest Journey, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Gilbert Adair
Rickie Elliot, a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent, sets out from Cambridge full of hopes to become a writer. But when his stories are not successful, he decides instead to marry the beautiful but shallow Agnes, agreeing to abandon his writing and become a schoolmaster.
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Author Biography - Gilbert Adair
Gilbert Adair's novels include The Holy Innocents, Love and Death on Long Island, The Death of the Author, The Key of the Tower and A Closed Book. He is also the author of a full-length verse parody of Pope - The Rape of the Cock, and two sequels to classics of children's literature - Alice Through the Needle's Eye and Peter Pan and the Only Children. His non-fiction includes Hollywood's Vietnam, Myths and Memories, The Postmodernist Always Rings Twice, Flickers and Surfing the Zeitgeist. He was awarded the Scott-Moncrieff prize for his translation of George Perec's 'e'-less A Void. He lives in London and is regularly published as a journalist.
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