By 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's 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 celebration whereas indulging his style for infrequent liquors. He had promised his daughter he will be well mannered and charitable for the full day, however the pressure of such exemplary habit used to be evidently too nice. He leaves a relations relieved to be rid of him, and he additionally leaves a fortune, earned as a bestselling secret author.
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 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 however the manuscript of the unpublished quantity left to Sir Oliver's spouse -- a posthumous "last case" that may be worthy hundreds of thousands -- has disappeared.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 demise is commencing to glance under natural.
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 arms, 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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