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The Awdrey-Gore Legacy

Gorey, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0825304040 / ISBN 13: 9780825304040
Published by Beaufort Books Publishers, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing of this edition (Toledano A45d). Illustrated boards, matching DJ. Contains The Toastrack Enigma, The Blancmange Tragedy and The Postcard Mystery. Near fine with a few spots to ffep. DJ likewise near fine with minor wear. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 8067

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Title: The Awdrey-Gore Legacy

Publisher: Beaufort Books Publishers

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

About this title


Miss D. Awdrey-Gore, renowned 97-year-old writer of detective stories, is found murdered; then a mysterious hidden packet is discovered. Addressed to her publisher, it contains what appear to be notes and drawings related to a literary work in progress. The contents 'in their entirety--though certain things are patently missing' comprise clues about the who, what, when, where, and how of Awdrey-Gore's demise. Or do they? Edward Gorey takes us on a rollicking ride in this merry murder mystery, but whether or not the killer is revealed is open to speculation. As one scrap of paper in the packet states, 'The smallest clue may be (or not) / The one to give away the plot.'

Like his fictional dame novelist, Gorey (1925 2000) was a prolific author. Creator of more than one hundred works, he was also an artist, playwright, award-winning set and costume designer, and creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! First published in 1972, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy remains one of Gorey s most treasured tales, satisfying the sleuth in each of us.

64 pages with more than 50 color and black-and-white Gorey drawings. Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket.

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Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.

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