Love Lies Bleeding (A Gervase Fen Mystery)

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Small disturbances have surprising ramifications at the Castrevenford School, in another taut and clever Crispin novel. Gervase Fen, the Oxford Professor who has been invited to give a speech at the school, is soon in the thick of a mystery that grows deadlier as it becomes more inexplicable. What, if anything, is worth the risk of committing murder?

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Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery, an English crime writer and composer. He graduated from St John's College, Oxford, in 1943, with a BA in modern languages, having for two years been its organist and choirmaster. From 1943 to 1945 he taught at Shrewsbury School and in 1944 published the first of nine Gervase Fen novels, The Case of the Gilded Fly. He became a well respected reviewer of crime, writing for the Sunday Times from 1967 until his death in 1978. He also composed the music for many of the Carry On films. From the original editions: 'Edmund Crispin's recreations are swimming, excessive smoking, Shakespeare, the operas of Wagner and Strauss, idleness and cats. His antipathies are dogs, the French Film, the Renaissance of the British Film, psychoanalysis, the psychological-realistic crime story and the contemporary theatre.'

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“A master of the whodunit — he combines a flawless plot, witty dialogue, and a touch of hilarity.”
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