After five years, Virginia Freer's charming, lying, light-fingered con-man husband was back. He had come, as usual, for money, but Virginia was too preoccupied to mind. The death of an elderly friend was posing problems, for there was something suspicious about her will. Then, suddenly, the most valuable legacy vanished and people began to die violently.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Elizabeth Ferrars 1907-1995 One of the most distinguished crime writers of her generation, Elizabeth Ferrars was born in Rangoon and came to Britain at the age of six. She was a pupil at Bedales school between 1918 and 1924, studied journalism at London University and published her first crime novel, Give a Corpse a Bad Name, in 1940, the year that she met her second husband, academic Robert Brown. Highly praised by critics, her brand of intelligent, gripping mysteries beloved by readers, she wrote over seventy novels and was also published (as E. X. Ferrars) in the States, where she was equally popular. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine described her as as 'the writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu', and the Washington Post called her 'a consummate professional in clever plotting, characterization and atmosphere'. She was a founding member of the Crime Writer's Association, who, in the early 1980s, gave her a lifetime achievement award.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Bantam Books, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110553147951
Book Description Bantam Books, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Thus. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0553147951