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Case of the Gilded Fly

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Theater companies are notorious hotbeds of intrigue, and few are more intriguing than the company currently in residence at Oxford University. Center-stage is the beautiful, malicious Yseut?a mediocre actress with a stellar talent for destroying men. Rounding out the cast are more than a few of her past and present conquests, and the women who love them. And watching from the wings is Professor Gervase Fen?scholar, wit, and fop extraordinaire?who would infinitely rather solve crimes than expound on English literature. When Yseut is murdered, Fen finally gets his wish. Though clear kin to Lord Peter Wimsey, Fen is a spectacular original?brilliant, eccentric and rude, much taken with himself and his splendid yellow raincoat and given to quoting Lewis Carroll at inappropriate occasions. Gilded Fly, originally published in 1944, was both Fen's first outing and the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in reality, composer Bruce Montgomery), whom the New York Times once called the heir to

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The Case of the Gilded Fly is the first of nine Gervase Fen stories. First published in 1944, it is a classic English detective story from the Golden Age of crime writing and a wonderful introduction to this idiosyncratic and entertaining Oxford detective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099542131
Author:
Crispin, Edmund
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
mystery;fiction;british;crime;crime fiction;england;novel;amateur detective;theatre;20th century;golden age;1940s;british mystery;detective fiction;detective;murder
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091123
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.12 x .5 in .3438 lb

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