The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy [NOOK Book]

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The 1930s country house party packed with crooks, cops, and the usual suspects frame the perfect scene of the crime. This one assembles all the right ingredients -- the theft of the fabled diamond necklace, the purloined antique pistols, the secret passage, the ravishing baroness with a past, the body in the lake... What a pretty puzzle! "Don't expect me to solve anything," Inspector Wilkens announces. But of course, he does: theft, espionage, impersonations (triple, at the very least), blackmail, murder. The ...
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The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy

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Overview

The 1930s country house party packed with crooks, cops, and the usual suspects frame the perfect scene of the crime. This one assembles all the right ingredients -- the theft of the fabled diamond necklace, the purloined antique pistols, the secret passage, the ravishing baroness with a past, the body in the lake... What a pretty puzzle! "Don't expect me to solve anything," Inspector Wilkens announces. But of course, he does: theft, espionage, impersonations (triple, at the very least), blackmail, murder. The suspects include a noble host and hostess, a jewel thief and foreign agents in disguise, bright young things, mysterious mature men, a Texas millionaire, and, of course, the butler. Crime connoisseurs will recognize the ingredients for a zany pastiche, a delightful romp paying tribute to the past while titillating the present. And what does the blood-stained egg cosy have to do with anything?
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This delectable tale is set in the 1930s when the clouds of war darkened the European and British landscapes. Imagine a place called Alderley, a magnificent English mansion in the West Country....[it] possesses everything a mystery location needs, including a secret passage. Naturally, there must be a weekend house party with an interesting mix of suspects...oops, I mean guests...we've got various thefts, blackmail, conspiracy and corruption, assault, multiple murders—and an ingenious murder plot. And you will never guess who "dunnit. Written with sly humor and a deft hand...a great good read.
-Margaret Parenti, I Love a Mystery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749008963
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Series: Affair of... Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 172,675
  • File size: 468 KB

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Since its founding in 1984, Black Issues in Higher Education has been America' s preeminent magazine for information on issues affecting African Americans and other minorities and underrepresented groups in our nation' s colleges and universities.
Black Issues in Higher Education has been at the forefront of providing vital information for the past twenty years. Leaders from academe, industry, and public policy have all come to rely on this award-winning news magazine to stay abreast of the trends and issues that go to the very core of the future of this country and its place in an ever-changing world.
In 2002 Black Issues won the coveted Folio award as the outstanding educational publication in the United States. This award only attests to how well BIHE has carried out its mission of being the most reliable source for those who understand the importance of these issues.

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