By Edmund Crispin
Publish 12 months note: First released 1944
It is October 1940 and at Oxford the complete time period has simply all started. Robert Warner, up and coming playwright identified for his experimental technique, has selected an Oxford repertory theater for the most appropriate of his most up-to-date play, Metromania. along with his forged he involves Oxford to rehearse every week sooner than the hole, yet Warner's troupe is a motley staff of actors between whom is the gorgeous yet promiscuously harmful Yseut Haskell . She reasons fairly a stir together with her plots, intrigues and love triangles. while she is located shot useless within the university room of a tender guy who's infatuated along with her, everyone seems to be questioned and anxious –most of the actors have had a cause to do away with the femme fatale and few have alibis.
The police are at loss for solutions and are able to proclaim the incident as suicide, yet Gervase Fen, an Oxford don and professor of literature, who prospers off fixing mysteries, is able to support. The Case of the Gilded Fly, first released in 1944, is Edmund Crispin's debut novel and likewise the 1st Gervase Fen secret.
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