A skilful mystery from this ever-popular mistress of the genre "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs." It was the fact that Alec Methven had apparently done so that first makes the police suspicious on the island of Madeira. Despite all indications to the contrary, he had not eaten his last meal in solitude, and someone is desperate to conceal that fact. Friends, neighbours with motives and an inexplicable second killing only complicate matters for Peter Corey as he keeps asking awkward questions.
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One of the most distinguished crime writers of her generation, Elizabeth Ferrars was born in Rangoon and came to Britain at the age of six. She was a pupil at Bedales school between 1918 and 1924, studied journalism at London University and published her first crime novel, Give a Corpse a Bad Name, in 1940, the year that she met her second husband, academic Robert Brown. Highly praised by critics, her brand of intelligent, gripping mysteries beloved by readers, she wrote over seventy novels and was also published (as E. X. Ferrars) in the States, where she was equally popular. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine described her as as 'the writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu', and the Washington Post called her 'a consummate professional in clever plotting, characterization and atmosphere'. She was a founding member of the Crime Writer's Association, who, in the early 1980s, gave her a lifetime achievement award.
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Book Description Published for the Crime Club b, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385155611
Book Description Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0385155611 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0122628