The Case of the Missing Bronte (Pan Heritage Classics)

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Scotland Yard Superintendent Perry Trethowan is enjoying a vacation evening at a cozy Yorkshire pub when an old woman shows him an original, unpublished Bronte manuscript. Trethowan agrees to engage in a little literary detective work, but he doesn't realize that for a criminal the manuscript is motive for theft, torture--and murder.

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Robert Barnard (1936-2013) lived in Leeds, was born in Essex and educated at Balliol. He had a distinguished career as an academic before he became a full-time writer. His first crime novel, Death of an Old Goat, was written while he was professor of English at the University of Tromso in Norway, the world's most northerly university. He was a writer of great versatility, from the light and satirical tone of his earlier books to the more psychological preoccupations of recent ones, such as A Fatal Attachment. Under the name of Bernard Bastable he also wrote novels featuring Mozart as a detective, and is the author of many short stories. He created several detectives, including Perry Trethowan and Charlie Peace. Robert Barnard said he wrote only to entertain. He regarded Agatha Christie as his ideal crime writer and published an appreciation of her work, A Talent to Deceive, as well as books on Dickens, a history of English literature and nearly thirty mysteries. Robert Barnard was the winner of the 2003 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement.

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Barnard, an English academic was once the crime writer's crime writer, appreciated for his craft and imagination...the revival of his books, some years after his death, is to be applauded -- Maxim Jakubowski lovereading.co.uk You can count on a Barnard mystery being witty, intelligent and a joy to read Publishers Weekly One of our most original and versatile bloodspillers The Times Delicious ... an appetising entertainment New York Times Barnard, an English academic was once the crime writer's crime writer, appreciated for his craft and imagination...the revival of his books, some years after his death, is to be applauded -- Maxim Jakubowski lovereading.co.uk

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