Death and the Chaste Apprentice (Charlie Peace Series #1)

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At the Ketterick Arts Festival, the apprentice is just about the only fella that is chaste, know what I mean (wink wink nudge nudge)? Ah, the pleasures of smutty innuendo, and no one relishes them more than Des Capper, a font of dubious gossip and unwanted advice. To the horror of the actors and singers performing at the Festival, Des has been promoted to landlord of the Saracen's Head, the Elizabethan inn that is at the Festival's heart. And when Des toddles off to meet his maker-courtesy of someone's helpful ...

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Overview

At the Ketterick Arts Festival, the apprentice is just about the only fella that is chaste, know what I mean (wink wink nudge nudge)? Ah, the pleasures of smutty innuendo, and no one relishes them more than Des Capper, a font of dubious gossip and unwanted advice. To the horror of the actors and singers performing at the Festival, Des has been promoted to landlord of the Saracen's Head, the Elizabethan inn that is at the Festival's heart. And when Des toddles off to meet his maker-courtesy of someone's helpful shove?only his wretched wife can summon up a tear. Readers, meanwhile, will have trouble containing their snickers at the wickedly witty characterizations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Irreverently humorous, inventive Barnard ( At Death's Door ) captivates readers with his latest effort, this one enhanced by the ambience of the Saracen's Head outside London where performers have gathered since medieval days to re-create, fittingly, Elizabethan entertainments. Under the new management of Des Capper, a ``loathsome know-all,'' the inn becomes a crime scene when he is murdered and all present, save one, had cause to kill the bounder. The exception is Capper's meek wife, in plain sight when the deed was done, concludes Inspector Dundy as he investigates with help from smart, appealing detective Charlie Peace. Charlie finds clues in Capper's hidden notes suggesting blackmail threats to the play's ``chaste apprentice,'' a Russian soprano; to the agent of an angelic, East-Indian countertenor and others. At the decisive moment, Peace and Dundy realize the cap-a-pie and readers will exult in the kicker that ends this seductive story. Mystery Guild selection. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440205869
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/3/1990
  • Series: Charlie Peace Series, #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 224

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    Posted November 3, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    I didnt even get it

    I lost interest reading the part telling you what it is about before you buy it ): bad author good writer just not on this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Hard to read

    I didnt like this book at all. I only read about 50 pages then give it up. It was not what i liked to read in a book. Hard to understand, didnt read well.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Alright

    This book didn't keep my interest. I'm sorry.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    I just could not get into this story--

    Didn't finish reading it--could not get into it!

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    Posted November 8, 2013

    Jason

    Jesbes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Whats with new weird format for shop?

    Pictures dark and hslf in frame text not clear as to what it is

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