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The Case of the Gilded Fly

Crispin Edmund

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ISBN 10: 0862208386 / ISBN 13: 9780862208387
Published by Black Dagger Crime, London, 1992
Used Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj Hardcover
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8vo. 205 pp. Spine ends and corners are lightly bumped and rubbed, light rubbing along dj edge. Book is in excellent condition. "Within the week Yseut was dead, murdered. Fen had little difficulty guessing the identity of the killer, the trouble was, he had to prove it.". Bookseller Inventory # 70979

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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly

Publisher: Black Dagger Crime, London

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine in Near Fine dj

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Synopsis:

Yseut Haskell, a pretty but spiteful young actress with a talent for destroying men's lives, is found dead in a college room just metres from unconventional Oxford don Gervase Fen's office. The victim is found wearing an unusual ring, a reproduction of a piece in the British Museum featuring a gold gilded fly but does this shed any light on her murder?

As they delve deeper into Yseut's unhappy life the police soon realise that anyone who knew her would have shot her, but can Fen discover who could have shot her?The Case of the Gilded Fly is the first Gervase Fen mystery and is the perfect introduction to this most idiosyncratic, eccentric and entertaining detective.

About the Author:

Edmund Crispin (2 October 1921 - 15 September 1978) was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery (usually credited as Bruce Montgomery), an English crime writer and composer. Montgomery wrote nine detective novels and two collections of short stories under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin (taken from a character in Michael Innes's Hamlet, Revenge!). The stories feature Oxford don Gervase Fen, who is a Professor of English at the university and a fellow of St Christopher's College, a fictional institution that Crispin locates next to St John's College. Fen is an eccentric, sometimes absent-minded, character reportedly based on the Oxford professor W. E. Moore. The whodunit novels have complex plots and fantastic, somewhat unbelievable solutions, including examples of the locked room mystery. They are written in a humorous, literary and sometimes farcical style and contain frequent references to English literature, poetry, and music. They are also among the few mystery novels to break the fourth wall occasionally and speak directly to the audience.

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