Three site visitors at Martin Clarke's weekend celebration swore they observed the pistol lifted from the wall, levelled and shot. but no hand-held it. It could not have occurred ... yet there has been a lifeless physique at the flooring to turn out that it had.
For the sufferer, it was once a long way too overdue for a physician. To unmask the smart assassin, besides the fact that, a home stopover at by way of Dr Gideon Fell is simply what the surgeon ordered. however the killer nonetheless someway avoids taking his medication - until eventually Fell vows to prescribe his personal therapy for bringing the assassin to justice.
By Edmund Crispin
Theater businesses are infamous hotbeds of intrigue, and few are extra interesting than the corporate at present in place of dwelling at Oxford collage. Center-stage is the gorgeous, malicious Yseut, a mediocre actress with a stellar expertise for destroying males. Rounding out the forged are quite a lot of of her prior and current conquests, and the ladies who love them. And gazing from the wings is Professor Gervase Fen?scholar, wit, and fop extraordinaire?who may fairly resolve crimes than expound on English literature. while Yseut is murdered, Fen ultimately will get his want. Gilded Fly, initially released in 1944, was once either Fen's first day trip and the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in truth, composer Bruce Montgomery).