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Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance

Author: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Lovers of historical mystery will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. Best of all, it casts British literature's most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth. A young artist's model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
ISBN: 9781416534839 1416534830 9781416551744 1416551743
OCLC Number: 81252740
Notes: Originally published: Oscar Wilde and the candlelight murders. London : John Murray, 2007.
"A Touchstone Book."
Description: 347 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Oscar Wilde and the candlelight murders
Responsibility: Gyles Brandreth.
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Lovers of historical mystery will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. Best of all, it casts British literature's most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth. A young artist's model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing -- save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria's reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde's secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Told by Wilde's contemporary -- poet Robert Sherard -- this novel provides a fascinating and evocative portrait of the great playwright and his own "consulting detective," Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

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