Expecting nothing more than a quiet holiday in the sleepy seaside town of Gallmouth, England, Andrew Basnett is first surprised to meet his nephew, Peter Dilly, quite by chance, and then both pleased and annoyed to find himself drawn into the activities of the town's first arts festival. It's pleasant to be invited for dinner at the home of successful novelist Simon Amory, but not so pleasant when Amory's sister-in-law is found shot to death in Amory's summer house, and Basnett's nephew is both the last person to have seen her alive and the first to see her dead. When a second woman of Amory's acquaintance is also found dead, the rather prickly writer would seem to be a prime suspect but Basnett has other ideas.
No one is better than E. X. Ferrars, undisputed past mistress of the domestic British mystery, at uncovering the personal torments that lie beneath the surface of tranquil small-town life, and one is better at unraveling the complex relationships and motivations that so often lead to unexpected violence.
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Seeing Is Believing
"Fans of Agatha Christie will be pleased with Seeing Is Believing...a classic novel of detection."
-- Denver Post
A Hobby of Murder
"Every traditional element in place, and a denouement more imaginative than usual. Her fans will love it."
-- Kirkus Reviews
Thy Brother Death
"Literate...told in a refreshing, clear-cut style. Bravo, Ms. Ferrars, and may we have sixty more books from you."
-- Mystery News
Answer Came There None
"The kind of mystery where you're left wondering why in the world you didn't figure it all out before the end, and I'll wager you won't."
-- Mostly Murder
Beware of the Dog
"[An] engrossing whodunit...the jumble of persuasive alibis and theories will keep most readers hanging until the last surprise."
-- Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
E. X. Ferrars, who died in the spring of 1995, was the author of well over sixty novels of mystery and suspense, including most recently A Hobby of Murder and Seeing Is Believing. Dubbed by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine the writer "closest to Christie in style, plotting, and general milieu," she was given a special award for excellence by the British Crime Writers' Association.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, 1995. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP7609779
Book Description Collins Crime, 1995. Gebundene Ausgabe. 192 Seiten Schnittkanten etwas verschmutzt, Namensaufkleber auf Seite 1 2130 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 331. Bookseller Inventory # 11123
Book Description HarperCollins, Harper Collins, Collins, London, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the eighth novel in the Andrew Basnett series. Basnett meets the author Simon Amory. Soon there is a murder and several of Amory's typescripts go missing. The pages have tanned. In near fine / near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 20326