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Alan Melville
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
The only reason I finished this is to claim my bingo square and bingo #4. While the satire of the theatre society, mystery genre and adoring public was interesting, I didn't find this to be an enjoyable read at all. Seriously, Tey picked up a similar approach in A Shilling for Candles and worked ...
Obi
Obi rated it 3 years ago
Six people,five of them lucky proprietors of some fabulous jewellery, and one out of job,out of luck outsider are invited for a weekend at a remote and rather gloomy country house by a mysterious, wealthy collector of jewels and precious stones. They are an Ill-assorted lot waited on by a very lugub...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 4 years ago
Both Edmund Crispin's Moving Toyshop and Alan Melville's Quick Curtain are mentioned in the "Making Fun of Murder" chapter of Martin Edwards's Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. Both are excellent examples of writers taking something as horrific as murder and turning it right around and into a fa...
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