The Case of the Gilded Fly

The Case of the Gilded Fly

eBook - 2014
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It is October 1940 and at Oxford the Full Term has just begun. Robert Warner, up and coming playwright known for his experimental approach, has chosen an Oxford repertory theater for the premiere of his latest play, Metromania. Together with his cast he comes to Oxford to rehearse a week before the opening, but Warner's troupe is a motley group of actors among whom is the beautiful but promiscuously dangerous Yseut Haskell . She causes quite a stir with her plots, intrigues and love triangles. When she is found shot dead in the college room of a young man who is infatuated with her, everyone is puzzled and worried--most of the actors have had a reason to get rid of the femme fatale and few have alibis. The police are at loss for answers and are ready to proclaim the incident as suicide, but Gervase Fen, an Oxford don and professor of literature, who thrives off solving mysteries, is ready to help.
Publisher: London [England] : Bloomsbury Reader, 2014
ISBN: 9781448214242 electronic bk
1448214246 electronic bk
9781407092232 electronic bk
1407092235 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M CRISPIN
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Aug 27, 2017

An okay golden age mystery. Its reputation is a good one, but I didn't find it that great. Puzzle is fair and you're given the clues, even a diagram that helps once you know the facts. Writing in parts is spell-bindingly literate -- in others mundane and pedantic. Still, recommended for mystery lovers.


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