DEATH ON THE HIGH C'S.

Barnard, Robert.

ISBN 10: 0002312174 / ISBN 13: 9780002312172
Published by London: Collins / Crime Club, (1977 dj, 1977
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's third novel, both a classic mystery and a "wittily irreverent look at the provincial opera circcuit." SIGNED on the title page. .196 pp. Very good in a very good dust jacket (front flap of dj has been repaired on the interior). Bookseller Inventory # 66089

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Title: DEATH ON THE HIGH C'S.

Publisher: London: Collins / Crime Club, (1977 dj

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Opera singers are often described as being larger than life, and certainly this is true of Gaylene Ffrench. Her appetites – for men, for booze, for attention – are gargantuan, and her ability to irritate is similarly outsized. So when someone electrocutes the bombastic Australian contralto, few tears are shed at the Northern Opera Company (though it’s a pity her understudy’s so lousy). In fact, most of the company members are dancing a jig, and it falls on Superintendent Nichols to determine which of them might have helped Gaylene along to her just reward. The black tenor tired of being the butt of Gaylene’s bigotry? The soprano weary of jealous whispers in her ears? Gaylene’s many bedroom conquests, all anxious to avoid a repeat performance? With so many potential suspects, Nichols has his hands full, but Barnard and his readers have a deliciously malicious good time.

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Barnard has won nearly every mystery award on offer, including an Anthony, an Agatha, a Macavity, a Dagger In the Library, the Golden Handcuffs, and Britain's prestigious Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement in mystery fiction; he has also been nominated for a record eight Edgar Awards.

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