Death in a White Tie

Death in a White Tie Overture to Death ; Death at the Bar ; and The Figure Quoted - The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

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Synopsis

Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the third volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.

DEATH IN A WHITE TIE
The season has begun. Débutantes and chaperones are planning their gala dinners - and the blackmailer is planning strategies to stalk his next victim. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn knows that something is up and has already planted his friend Lord Gospell at the dinner. But someone else has got there first…

OVERTURE TO DEATH
It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, and an amusing evening's entertainment to finance the gift. But all is doomed when Miss Campanula sits down to play. A chord is struck, a shot rings out, and Miss Campanula is dead.
it seems to be a case of sinister infatuation for Roderick Alleyn…

DEATH AT THE BAR
A midsummer evening - darts night at The Plume of Feathers, a traditional Devonshire public house. A distinguished painter, a celebrated actor, a woman graduate, a plump lady from County Clare and a local farmer all play their parts in a fatal experiment which calls for the investigative expertise of Inspector Alleyn…

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Book information

ISBN: 9780007328710
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: HarperCollinsPublishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 833
Weight: 570g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 54mm