Description - A Mysterious Affair of Style by Gilbert Adair
London 1946. A decade may have passed since she solved the ffolkes Manor murder case narrated in The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, but Evadne Mount, herself the irrepressible author of countless bestselling whodunits, has aged as little as most fictional sleuths tend to do. And here she is again, in A Mysterious Affair of Style, seconded as ever by her loyal, long-suffering partner-in-detection, Chief-Inspector Trubshawe, formerly of Scotland Yard, on the trail of an even more fiendishly ingenious killer.An actress is poisoned, not just on camera but in full view of a crowded film set. Only five people had an opportunity to administer the poison - yet not one of them had a conceivable motive. As Evadne Mount discovers, however, when she applies her not-so-little grey cells to the crime, each of them is implicated in a web of deceit whose lethal ramifications extend far beyond the confines of the studio in which the murder was committed.For those readers who are already familiar with Gilbert Adair's The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, this hugely entertaining new homage to the Golden Age of English murder mysteries and its most celebrated practitioner will, as they say, need no introduction. For those who are not, welcome to the world of Evadne Mount.
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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.