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Brandreth, Gyles | Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile | Signed First Edition Copy
Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile | Brandreth, Gyles | Signed First Edition Book


 
OSCAR WILDE AND THE DEAD MAN'S SMILE by Gyles Brandreth
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. September 2009 NY: Simon & Schuster ISBN 9781439137284
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OSCAR WILDE AND THE DEAD MAN'S SMILE by Gyles Brandreth - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK



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This shining star of historical crime fiction returns with the eagerly anticipated addition to the series that Booklist hails as "pitch-perfect."

Oscar Wilde once again makes a convincing detective in Brandreth's excellent third whodunit to recreate the late Victorian age (after 2008's Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder). Framed as a puzzle posed by Wilde to his friend Arthur Conan Doyle in 1890, this adventure concerns a series of mysterious deaths plaguing a French acting troupe, the Compagnie La Grange, which Wilde encounters aboard ship in 1883.

The first death is of a poodle, Marie Antoinette, whose body a customs officer in Liverpool unearths in a dirt-filled trunk that Wilde believed to be full of books he was bringing home from America. Human victims follow, forcing Wilde and his Watson, real-life journalist and Wilde biographer Robert Sherard, to untangle the complicated nest of emotions at play among the members of the Compagnie La Grange. John Dickson Carr fans will be gratified to find echoes of his style in several places, including the use of false endings.

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