Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer

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The night before brilliant but erratic composer Charles Jessold's opera - about a betrayed husband who murders his wife and her lover - is due to open, Jessold is found dead, having apparently murdered his wife and her lover.

Leslie Shepherd, music critic and Jessold's collaborator on the opera, reflects on the scandalous affair in a dazzling, passionate and witty novel about the dangerous relationship between artist and critic.

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"Wesley Stace is a brilliant and intensely original writer and this is his most unusual book yet" (Audrey Niffenegger)

"We might have predicted that Wesley Stace - a fine novelist and a fine musician - would one day write a novel about music, but could we have predicted that it would be so brilliant? The dialogue sparkles, the prose glimmers, and for once you leave a novel not just haunted by the characters and the story, but humming the tunes. A delightful Opus 3" (Jonathan Coe)

"A tremendously imaginative novel... beneath its sparkling surface there are some very murky depths. A wonderfully disquieting read" (Sarah Waters)

"Nothing in recent fiction prepared me for the power and the polish of this subtle tale of English music in the making, a chiller wrapped in an enigma" ( New Stateman)

"His handling of dry comic dialogue and cynical affectation is reminiscent of P. G. Wodehouse... an intelligent, fun and thoughful piece of fiction" ( Independent on Sunday)

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A brilliant, witty thriller set in the world of English classical music in the early years of the twentieth century.

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