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The Act of Roger Murgatroyd (Evadne Mount, Bk 1)
The Act of Roger Murgatroyd - Evadne Mount, Bk 1
Author: Gilbert Adair
It's Boxing Day, circe 1936. A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, in the attic, the dead body of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot through the heart. But the attic door is locked from the inside, its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and, naturally, there is no sign...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780571226375
ISBN-10: 057122637X
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 286
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Publisher: Faber & Faber
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Adair succeeds in evoking the classic golden age mystery with his snowbound-country-house-party-embroiled-in murder tale. It includes eccentric English country characters, an impossible murder in a locked room, and amateur sleuths. It also had maybe a few too many long monologues from each character, but if you let yourself be taken along for the ride it's great fun.

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