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Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile


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In OSCAR WILDE AND THE DEAD MAN'S SMILE, the third in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar risks his life to solve a series of deadly murders in bohemian Paris... 'Intelligent, amusing and entertaining' Alexander McCall Smith

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Gyles Brandreth is a writer, performer, broadcaster and former MP and Government Whip.


The atmosphere and setting are lovely and exquisitely recreated by an author who has an intimate knowledge of the world he describes ... I won't reveal the denouement, but I can assure readers that the author knows exactly what he's doing - Tangled WebIt's a great book ... there's enough wit and intelligence here to make it more than a 'guilty pleasure' ... an intelligent read with good characterisation - ScotsmanHighly acclaimed Oscar Wilde series ... excellent writing ... it's a fun book that introduces you to many interesting characters ... a light-hearted and entertaining murder mystery - Irish PostAn entertaining yarn - easy and pleasing to read - with an extensive set of vivid characters - Gay timesPraise for Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde series: - ---One of the most intelligent, amusing and entertaining books of the year. If Oscar Wilde himself had been asked to write this book he could not have done it any better - Alexander McCall SmithHugely enjoyable - Daily MailGenius . . . Wilde has sprung back to life in this thrilling and richly atmospheric new novel - Sunday Express

Brandreth ends this mystery where it begins, in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London where Oscar Wilde shares the tale with Arthur Conan Doyle. Narrated engagingly by British actor Bill Wallis, this is a story of Wilde's trips to America and Paris where he becomes enmeshed in the lives of a French acting family. The -LaGrange troupe is comprised of Edmund LaGrange, his mother, twin adult children, his dresser, and a hired cowboy companion who is working off a gambling debt. Wilde becomes increasingly curious about the -LaGrange family dynamics as one tragedy after another strikes. Told primarily from the viewpoint of LaGrange's dresser, the plot provides enough twists and turns to ensure the listener's attention. VERDICT Recommended for all who love literary mysteries.-Cheryl Youse, Moultrie, GA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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