Corridors of Death: A Robert Amiss Mystery #1 [NOOK Book]

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Battered to death with a piece of abstract sculpture titled ‘Reconciliation,’ Whitehall departmental head Sir Nicholas Clark is claimed by his colleagues to have been a fine and respected public servant cut off in his prime. Bewildered by the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Whitehall, Scotland Yard’s Super-intendent Jim Milton recognizes a potential ally in Clark’s young Private Secretary, Robert Amiss.
Milton soon learns from Amiss how Whitehall works: that it can be Machiavellian ...
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Corridors of Death: A Robert Amiss Mystery #1

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Overview

Battered to death with a piece of abstract sculpture titled ‘Reconciliation,’ Whitehall departmental head Sir Nicholas Clark is claimed by his colleagues to have been a fine and respected public servant cut off in his prime. Bewildered by the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Whitehall, Scotland Yard’s Super-intendent Jim Milton recognizes a potential ally in Clark’s young Private Secretary, Robert Amiss.
Milton soon learns from Amiss how Whitehall works: that it can be Machiavellian and potentially homicidal, that Sir Nicholas was obnoxious and widely loathed, that he had spent the weeks before his murder upsetting and antagonizing family and associates, and that his last morning on earth had been spent gleefully observing the success of his plan to embarrass his minister and his department publicly. And they still need to discover who wielded the blunt instrument.
This is the first of Ruth Dudley Edwards’ witty, iconoclastic but warm-hearted satires about the British Establishment.
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Editorial Reviews

Books and Bookmen - Patricia Craig
"Cleverly constructed and lightly written, this novel shows that, in the age of postmodernism and metaphysical detection, the unembellished story can still hold its own."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615950584
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Robert Amiss Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 289,169
  • File size: 381 KB

Meet the Author

Since 1993 Ruth has written seriously and/or frivolously for almost every national newspaper in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and appears frequently on radio and television in Ireland, the UK and on the BBC World Service. Ruth feels both Irish and English and greatly enjoys being part of both cultures. The Anglo-Irish Murders, her ninth crime novel, is a satire on the peace process. Three times a bridesmaid, she has been shortlisted by the Crime Writers Association for the John Creasey Award for the best first novel and twice for the Last Laugh award for the funniest crime novel of the year. http://www.ruthdudleyedwards.co.uk/
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  • Posted May 26, 2010

    Very enjoyable read

    This is the first book in a series, and I have gone on to read and enjoy them all. A fun mystery built on a satiric look at British society. Number 8 in the series has not yet been converted to e-book and I am waiting with anticipation

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