Swan Song

Swan Song - A Gervase Fen Mystery

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Synopsis

TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best.

When an opera company gathers in Oxford for the first post-war production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger its happiness is soon soured by the discovery that the unpleasant Edwin Shorthouse will be singing a leading role. Nearly everyone involved has reason to loathe Shorthouse but who amongst them has the fiendish ingenuity to kill him in his own locked dressing room?

In the course of this entertaining adventure, eccentric Oxford don and amateur sleuth Gervase Fen has to unravel two murders, cope with the unpredictability of the artistic temperament, and attempt to encourage the course of true love.

Erudite, eccentric and entirely delightful - Before Morse, Oxford's murders were solved by Gervase Fen, the most unpredictable detective in classic crime fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099542148
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 152g
Height: 215mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 13mm