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Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (Of Course) (Scribner Crime… (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 1978; vuoden 2002 painos)

– tekijä: Robert Barnard

Sarjat: Idwal Meredith (1)

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From master mystery writer Robert Barnard, one of his early novels, Death of a Mystery Writer. First published in 1979, Death of a Mystery Writer received an Edgar Award nomination for "Best Novel" of that year. It's with great pleasure that Scribner reissues this beloved novel from one of the most respected names in crime writing. Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, overweight and overbearing, collapses and dies at his birthday party while indulging his taste for rare liquors. He had promised his daughter he would be polite and charitable for the entire day, but the strain of such exemplary behavior was obviously too great. He leaves a family relieved to be rid of him, and he also leaves a fortune, earned as a bestselling mystery author. To everyone's surprise, Sir Oliver's elder son, who openly hated his father, inherits most of the estate. His wife, his daughter, and his younger son are each to receive the royalties from one carefully chosen book. But the manuscript of the unpublished volume left to Sir Oliver's wife -- a posthumous "last case" that might be worth millions -- has disappeared. And Sir Oliver's death is beginning to look less than natural. Into this bitter household comes Inspector Meredith, a spirited Welshman who in some ways resembles Sir Oliver's fictional hero. In Robert Barnard's skillful hands, Inspector Meredith's investigation becomes not only a classic example of detection but an elegant and humorous slice of crime.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:JohnGrant1
Teoksen nimi:Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (Of Course) (Scribner Crime Classics)
Kirjailijat:Robert Barnard
Info:Scribner (2002), Edition: 1st Scribner Crime Classics ed, Hardcover, 192 pages
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Arvio (tähdet):*****
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Sir Oliver Farleigh-Stubbs is a best-selling mystery writer. He is also an obnoxious, bullying, egocentric, obese, snob who is loved by his readers and despised by his family and friends. His publishers and editor tolerate him because his books bring in money.

During his intimate sixty-fifth birthday party he drops dead while sipping on an expensive and special liqueur in his fine library in his elegant country home in front of his family and guests. The family is shocked at this unexpected event, but not surprised. The man never did follow doctors’ orders, even if he said he did.

There is no love lost between Sir Oliver and his oldest son, who seems to be wasting his life in go-nowhere jobs and heavy drinking. When Sir Oliver’s will is read, all are shocked. The oldest gets not just the title, but also the bulk of the estate! Needless to say his brother and sister are furious.

Chief Inspector Meredith is given the case. Originally thought to be a death from a heart attack, it turns out to be a case of poisoning. The question is who. It looks as if there is a fair number of suspects; from family to friends to work related people to all be checked out.

The pace is good and the plot is very enjoyable. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Aug 3, 2020 |
Here's enormous fun. Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs is Britain's most successful thriller writer, even though it's generally agreed his books are bloody awful. And so is he: he's vile to his family (except his gold-digging, ghastly daughter) and everyone else around him. So it's not much of a surprise when someone  spikes his favorite after-dinner liqueur with nicotinic acid, bumping the old bastard off. Enter sleuth Inspector Meredith, not an especially literary man, who must trawl among the bitchy inhabitants of an English village out of Miss Marple's nightmares as well as the London offices of Sir Oliver's publishers, deep though they are in mourning for the loss of revenue the author's death implies. Could the answer to the mystery lie in the book Sir Oliver wrote years ago but never published, the manuscript that supposedly none but the writer and an ancient ex-secretary have ever seen? It could indeed . . .

The sideswipes at the pretensions of the publishing world are obviously a part of what I found so entertaining about this romp, but the real glory is in its wry evisceration, through understated parody, of the conventions of the "cozy" murder mystery — and yet Barnard's triumph is that the novel functions extremely well as a "cozy" murder mystery itself. ( )
  JohnGrant1 | Aug 11, 2013 |
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It was Saturday night, and the saloon bar of the Prince Albert was nicely full: there plump, jolly Mrs. Corbett from the new estate, whose laugh - gurgling with gin and tonic - periodically rang throughout the whole pub; there was her husband, her teenage daughter looking bored and her old mother looking daggers - all on a family night out; at other tables there were would-be-smooth young men and their silly girl-friends, fat men with fishing stories and thin men with fishy handshakes, and in the corner there was the inevitable sandy-haired man on his own, with his single whiskey and his evening paper.
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From master mystery writer Robert Barnard, one of his early novels, Death of a Mystery Writer. First published in 1979, Death of a Mystery Writer received an Edgar Award nomination for "Best Novel" of that year. It's with great pleasure that Scribner reissues this beloved novel from one of the most respected names in crime writing. Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, overweight and overbearing, collapses and dies at his birthday party while indulging his taste for rare liquors. He had promised his daughter he would be polite and charitable for the entire day, but the strain of such exemplary behavior was obviously too great. He leaves a family relieved to be rid of him, and he also leaves a fortune, earned as a bestselling mystery author. To everyone's surprise, Sir Oliver's elder son, who openly hated his father, inherits most of the estate. His wife, his daughter, and his younger son are each to receive the royalties from one carefully chosen book. But the manuscript of the unpublished volume left to Sir Oliver's wife -- a posthumous "last case" that might be worth millions -- has disappeared. And Sir Oliver's death is beginning to look less than natural. Into this bitter household comes Inspector Meredith, a spirited Welshman who in some ways resembles Sir Oliver's fictional hero. In Robert Barnard's skillful hands, Inspector Meredith's investigation becomes not only a classic example of detection but an elegant and humorous slice of crime.

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