Alan Melville - Quick Curtain (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780712357890
'Don't talk bunk!' said Mr Douglas. 'You can't carry on with the show with a man dying on stage. Drop the curtain!'
When Douglas B. Douglas - leading light of the London theatre - premieres his new musical extravaganza, Blue Music, he is sure the packed house will be dazzled by the performance.
What he couldn't predict is the death of his star, Brandon Baker, on stage in the middle of Act 2. Soon another member of the cast is found dead, and it seems to be a straightforward case of murder followed by suicide.
Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard - who happens to be among the audience - soon discovers otherwise. Together with Derek, his journalist son, Wilson takes charge of proceedings in his own inimitable way.
This is a witty, satirical novel from the golden age of British crime fiction between the world wars. It is long overdue for rediscovery and this new edition includes an informative introduction by Martin Edwards, author of The Golden Age of Murder.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
- Published : 1934 (This Ed. 2015 - British Library Crime Classics)
- ISBN : 9780712357890
- SKU : B001512
- PPC : LL340gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Read this novel in the spirit of fun because it is that. The dialogue is genuinely funny. Just don’t expect anything resembling a classic mystery. This is more Monty Python than Ngaio Marsh." - Library Thing Review.
The AuthorAlan Melville was an English broadcaster, writer, actor, raconteur, producer, playwright and wit.
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