When the body of Frederick, third Earl of Maidenhead, is discovered drifting downstream in his individually-styled, monogrammed bathing trunks, special investigator Simon Bognor acknowledges that this will be no ordinary murder investigation. For the suspects include some of the bluest blood in the land. Is Bognor out of his depth?
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Tim Heald (b. 1944) is a journalist and author of mysteries. Born in Dorchester, England, he studied modern history at Oxford before becoming a reporter and columnist for the"Sunday Times". He began writing novels in the early 1970s, starting with "Unbecoming Habits" (1973), which introduced Simon Bognor, a defiantly lazy investigator for the British Board of Trade. Heald followed Bognor through nine more novels, including "Murder at Moose Jaw" (1981) and "Business Unusual"(1989) before taking a two-decade break from the series, which returned in 2011 with "Death in the Opening Chapter".
Heald has further distinguished himself with official biographies of Prince Philip and Princess Margaret, as well as accounts of sporting heroes like cricket legends Denis Compton and Brian Johnston. He is also an experienced public speaker. Heald's forthcoming novel, "Yet Another Death in Venice" (2014), is the latest in the Bognor chronicles.
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Book Description Hutchinson., 1974. Book Condition: Good. Presumed first. Hardback. Book; Good. Ex-library. DJ; Good. Protective covered. 8x5.5. 206pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1914664
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1974. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Uncorrected Proof Copy of the second novel in the Simon Bogner series. Light edge wear and light reading creases. In very good condition. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 14680
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1974. Blue hardback cloth cover. First Edition. 206pp. With dust jacket G : in Good condition. Ex-lib. Ink stamp to lower block edge. Bookseller Inventory # bbh204
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition...... UK hardback first impression. SIGNED with inscription to Booker Prize secretary Ion Trewin and his wife. Laid-in is a Macmillan invite to Ion Trewin for a Tim Heald book launch for his later title 'Brought to Book'. Fine in VG jacket, unclipped with some rubbing to edges. Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1471773198016
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First UK Edition, First Printing. No faults to record, no inscriptions. The dust jacket is not price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 005388