By Alan Melville
'Don't speak bunk!' acknowledged Mr Douglas. 'You cannot stick with it with the exhibit with a guy loss of life on degree. Drop the curtain!'
When Douglas B. Douglas - major mild of the London theatre - premieres his new musical extravaganza, Blue song, he's convinced the packed residence may be dazzled by way of the functionality. What he could not are expecting is the dying of his big name, Brandon Baker, on level in the course of Act 2. quickly one other member of the solid is located useless, and it kind of feels to be a simple case of homicide via suicide.
Inspector Wilson of Scotland backyard - who occurs to be one of the viewers - quickly discovers another way. including Derek, his journalist son, Wilson takes cost of lawsuits in his personal inimitable way.
This is a witty, satirical novel from the golden age of British crime fiction among the realm wars. it's lengthy late for rediscovery and this re-creation contains an informative creation by way of Martin Edwards, writer of The Golden Age of Murder.
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Quick Curtain (British Library Crime Classics) by Alan Melville