Diplomatic Corpse [NOOK Book]


Diplomatic Corpse - An Asey Mayo mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor, complete and unabridged

"Asey Mayo possesses more common sense and personal charm than any other detective in fiction." —Times Literary Supplement

"A thrilling ...
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Diplomatic Corpse - An Asey Mayo mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor, complete and unabridged

"Asey Mayo possesses more common sense and personal charm than any other detective in fiction." —Times Literary Supplement

"A thrilling undercurrent of murderous possibilities!"—Argonaut

"A spring tonic for the most jaded literary appetite."—Milwaukee Journal

In front of a tall tombstone lay a figure...a figure of a woman. An obviously recent corpse, dressed like an Indian, lay in a storm-lashed cemetery. But the body was above ground—with its skull bashed in! And to all appearances, the man who did it was still bending over the dead woman as detective Asey Mayo came upon the scene!

It looked like he had stumbled on a killer and had caught him with the murder weapon still in his hand. But Asey wasn't sure. It looked too good—to his trained eye, it was too simple!

And he was right! In rapid-fire succession clue after clue pointed to someone else—from a scroll clutched in the fingers of the corpse to a pink glass egg lying on the rain-swept pavement of a country road. Asey Mayo found that instead of an air-tight case, he had been plunged into one of his most baffling mysteries!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014868075
  • Publisher: St. Swithin Press
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 371,522
  • File size: 747 KB

Meet the Author

Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909 --1976) published over 30 mystery novels featuring either Asey Mayo (the Codfish Sherlock) or Leonidas Witherall (nicknamed "Bill Shakespeare" due to a more-than-passing resemblance to the Bard). Taylor lived almost her entire life in Massachusetts, giving her a familiarity with local geography and culture that is reflected in her always-charming mysteries.
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  • Posted April 23, 2013

    Asey Mayo at his best!

    For those not familiar with Asey Mayo, he is one of the great amateur detectives of American fiction. Phoebe Atwood Taylor has a gift for natural, witty dialog, believable plots and enduring characters. This story has many of the best elements of her writing,
    although this story tends more to the character and humor than mysterious and suspenseful side. The sense of place and atmosphere always enhances her stories.
    Some of the stories suffer somewhat from the attitudes of the times, although those are relatively few of her large body of work. If you are looking for a fast paced, entertaining mystery with great characters, this is the book for you.

    One word about the Nook editions, they seem to have some issues with typos, which seem to be spell checking substitutions. Just something to keep in mind.

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