The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori (Collins crime)

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9780002326650: The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori (Collins crime)

‘Robert Barnard is always original, never repeats himself and has a delectable wit’ Jessica Mann, Daily Telegraph

It began with the body of a young man, almost naked, in the car park behind one of Haworth’s many eating establishments. It was his identity that was the first puzzle for Charlie Peace and his superior, Detective Superintendent Oddie. But before long the puzzle that most concerned them was the nature of the close-knit artistic community where Declan O’Hearn had acted as odd-job boy. The little knot of people seemed to have been brought together less by ability as painters than by a common worship of the distinguished painter Ranulph Byatt, who has not only brought them together but seems to prefer the adulation of his inferiors to the judgement of his equals. It is not long before Charlie starts to wonder if there isn’t a sinister reason for this. And as the search for the killer gathers pace, Peace and Oddie uncover a series of dark secrets on the harsh Haworth landscape.

Atmospheric, witty and perceptive, The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori is vintage Robert Barnard.

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‘He plots a mystery as well as any writer alive’
Time Magazine

‘Barnard never disappoints. The psychological suspense is chilling’
The Times

‘Robert Barnard retails this finely suspenseful tale, incorporating the Hitchockian awkwardness of disposing of a body, with spellbinding step-by-step matter-of-factness’
Sunday Times

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The body of a young man, almost naked, in the car park behind one of Haworth's many eating establishments marks the beginning of the case, and it is his identity that is the first puzzle for DC Charlie Peace and his superior Detective Superintendent Oddie.

But before long the puzzle that most concerns them is the nature of the close-knit artistic community where Declan O'Hearn had acted as odd-job boy. The little knot of people seem to be united less by their ability as painters than by a common worship of the distinguished artist Ranulph Byatt, who has not only brought them together, but seems to prefer the adulation of his inferiors to the judgement of his equals. Peace, searching for clues, soon starts to wonder if there isn't a sinister reason for this. And as the search for the killer gathers pace, Peace and Oddie uncover a series of dark secrets on the harsh Haworth landscape.

Atmospheric, witty and perceptive, 'The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori' is vintage Robert Barnard.

Praise For ROBERT BARNARD

"Robert Barnard is always original, never repeats himself and has a delectable wit."
JESSICA MANN, 'Daily Telegraph'.

NO PLACE OF SAFETY

"A fine example of the neatly packaged, traditional English whodunit."
MICHAEL PAINTER, ' Irish Times'

"An observant and skilful writer."
JAMES MELVILLE, 'Ham & High'

THE BAD SAMARITAN

"Robert Barnard's talent is fascinatingly on show in 'The Bad Samaritan'."
JOHN COLEMAN, 'Sunday Times'

"Barnard is a dab hand with his peppermint and prayer-book bitchery."
PHILIP OAKES, 'Literary Review'

THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE

"Barnard never disappoints. The psychological suspense is chilling."
MARCEL BERLINS, 'The Times'

"The suspense is delicious."
NEW YORK TIMES

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Barnard, Robert
Published by HarperCollins (1998)
ISBN 10: 0002326655 ISBN 13: 9780002326650
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