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Death on the High C's

Barnard, Robert

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ISBN 10: 1447239482 / ISBN 13: 9781447239482
Published by Bello 2012-12-06, 2012
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Title: Death on the High C's

Publisher: Bello 2012-12-06

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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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 food, 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.

'The wryest wit and most scathing satire' Chicago Sun-Times

'One of the deftest stylist in the field . . . goes about it with a quietly malicious sense of humor' New York Times Book Review

About the Author:

Robert Barnard was a well-established crime writer. He won the prestigious Nero Wolfe Award as well as the Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards, was been nominated eight times for the Edgar Award and was the winner of the 2003 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement. He also wrote crime novels under the pseudonym of Bernard Bastable. He lived with his wife in Leeds and had over 45 titles published in the UK and US.

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