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Oscar Wilde and the candlelight murders

Oscar Wilde and the candlelight murders
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In OSCAR WILDE AND THE CANDLELIGHT MURDERS, the first in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, the brutal murder of a young rent-boy puts Oscar in grave danger... 'Intelligent, amusing and entertaining' Alexander McCall Smith
London, 1889. Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. All Europe lies at his feet. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of sixteen-year-old Billy Wood, posed by candlelight in a dark, stifling attic room, he cannot ignore the brutal murder. With the help of fellow author Arthur Conan Doyle he sets out to solve the crime - but it is Wilde's unparalleled access to all degrees of late Victorian life, from society drawing rooms and the bohemian demi-monde to the underclass, that will prove the decisive factor in their investigation of what turns out to be a series of brutal killings.

The Oscar Wilde Murders is a gripping detective story of corruption and intrigue, of Wilde's growing success, of the breakdown of his marriage, and of his fatal friendship with Aidan Fraser, Inspector at Scotland Yard... Set against the exotic background of fin-de-siecle London, Paris, Oxford and Edinburgh, Gyles Brandreth recreates Oscar Wilde's trademark sardonic wit with huge flair, intertwining all the intrigue of the classic English murder mystery with a compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.

Product Details

Series:
Oscar Wilde Mystery

Author:
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

Publisher:
Hodder

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
9780719569302

Publication Date:
10/01/2008

Pages:
338

Dimensions:
197 x 130 x 25 mm

Availability:
Reprinting

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London, 1894. 'I am not a detective, chief constable'. 'No, but you are a poet, a freemason and man of the world. All useful qualifications for the business at hand'. So says police chief Macnaghten to Oscar Wilde, in a Chelsea drawing room in the company of Arthur Conan Doyle.
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