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Read online The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment Boxing Day circa A snowed in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor A Christmas house party And overhead in the attic the dead body of Raymond Gentry gossip columnist and blackmailer shot through the heart But the attic door is locked from the inside its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and naturally there is no sign of a murderer or a murder weapon Fortunately though for the murderer unfortunately one of the guests is the formidable Evadne Mount the bestselling author of countless classic whodunits In fact were she not its presiding sleuth THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD is exactly the type of whodunit she herself might have written by Gilbert Adair

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The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment
Title:The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment
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Number of Pages:286
Category:mystery, crime, fiction, british-literature
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No description available, b What I thought was to prevent me from i truly i killing the author b br br Part murder mystery and all jet black satire and based on a real life scandal this edgy novella tells the story of L opold Sfax world renowned as the creator of The Theory a bizarre literary theory that grew from an intellectual folly to a dominant school of criticism that enslaved college campuses across the country br br However The Theory which holds that the text of any piece of writing tells us all that we need to know about its author as if the author himself is dead takes on extra perversity when the revered or is it feared Sfax is found to have once written something that seems well murderously revealing br br In the hands of Gilbert Adair it s a dexterously wrought and hysterically devilish look at academic cultishness It s also a taut metaphysical murder mystery that confounds the reader s expectations on almost every page and reserves its most stunning surprise the ultimate whodunit twist for the very last page br br b The Contemporary Art of the Novella b series is designed to highlight work by major authors from around the world In most instances as with Imre Kert sz it showcases work never before published in others books are reprised that should never have gone out of print It is intended that the series feature many well known authors and some exciting new discoveries And as with the original series The Art of the Novella each book is a beautifully packaged and inexpensive volume meant to celebrate the form and its practitioners, In the summer of the German writer Thomas Mann visited Venice in the company of his wife Katia There in the Grand Hotel des Bains as he waited for the dinner gong to ring the author s roving eye was drawn to a nearby Polish family the Moeses consisting of a mother three daughters and a young sailor suited son who to Mann exuded an almost supernatural beauty and grace Inspired by this glancing encounter with the luminous child Mann wrote Death in Venice and the infatuated writer made of that boy Wladyslaw Moes one of the twentieth century s most potent and enduring icons According to Gilbert Adair in his sparkling evocation of that idyll on the Adriatic Mann wrote his novella as though taking dictation from God But precisely who was the boy And what was his reaction to the publication of Death in Venice in and later the release of Luchino Visconti s film adaptation in In this revealing portrait including telling photographs Gilbert Adair brilliantly juxtaposes the life of Wladyslaw Moes with that of his mythic twin Tadzio It is a fascinating account of a man who was immortalized by a genius yet forgotten by history, Alice is trying to thread a needle by the fire on a snowy afternoon when she finds herself in an alphabetical land populated by Siamese Twin Cats joined at the tail the Welsh Rabbit with his toasted cheese the Kangaroo the spelling bees the Italian Hairdresser who uses a small crocodile as a pair of scissors Jack and Jill and best of all the Grampus