Carnage on the Committee (Robert Amiss Mysteries 10)

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9780006512165: Carnage on the Committee (Robert Amiss Mysteries 10)

Latest in Ruth Dudley Edwards’s hilarious crime series lampooning the British Establishment: ‘I fear it will make you laugh out loud on public transport’ Evening Standard

When the chairperson of the prestigious Knapper-Warburton Literary Prize dies in suspicious circumstances, Robert Amiss (the token sane member of the judging panel) wastes no time in summoning Baroness 'Jack' Troutbeck to step into the breach.

Speculation that a killer may be targeting the judges worries the baroness not in the slightest – it's the prospect of immersing herself in modern literature that fills her with dread. But noblesse must oblige, even when it means joining the ranks of the superciliati sitting in judgement of the literati.

With the baroness at the helm, the judges resume the task of whittling away at the short-list. But the killer, too, has resumed and is whittling away at the judges one by one …

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‘It’s always a pleasure to welcome another iconoclastic blast against the establishment from the pen of Ruth Dudley Edwards’ Simon Brett, Daily Mail

‘This blithe series puts itself on the side of the angels by merrily, and staunchly, subverting every tenet of political correctness’ Independent

‘Sprightly, saucy and ingenious’ Sunday Times

‘Dudley Edwards is an equal-opportunities satirist. She’s rude to every persuasion.’ Daily Telegraph

‘[Ruth Dudley Edwards] writes ebullient novels frilled with entertaining eccentrics’ The Times

‘No one is writing wittier mystery fiction in Britain today that Ruth Dudley Edwards’ Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News

About the Author:

Ruth Dudley Edwards was born in Dublin and now lives in London. A historian and prize-winning biographer, her most recent non-fiction includes the authorized history of The Economist, a portrait of the British Foreign Office, written with its co-operation, and The Faithful Tribe, a portrait of the Orange Order.

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