When the chairperson of the prestigious Knapper-Warburton Literary Prize dies in suspicious circumstances, Robert Amiss (the token sane member of the judging panel) wastes no time in summoning Baroness "Jack" Troutbeck to step into the chair. Speculation that a killer may be targeting the judges does not worry the baroness in the slightest - it's the prospect of immersing herself in modern literature that fills her with dread. But noblesse must oblige, even when it means joining the ranks of the superciliati sitting in judgment of the literati.
With the baroness at the helm, the judges resume the task of whittling away at the shortlist. But the killer, too, has resumed work and is whittling away at the judges one by one....
|Publisher:||Poisoned Pen Press|
|Series:||Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mysteries , #10|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||543 KB|
About the Author
Ruth Dudley Edwards 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. She has been short-listed 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. www.ruthdudleyedwards.co.uk
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderful Characters! I loved reading the entire series. This is a fun series, but no romance is involved. I don't want to spoil your upcoming adventure reading this series. It's very well-written, very professionally edited book. The plots are always unique. I highly recommend.
Lady Hermione Babcock was the chair of the newly created already highly regarded Knapper-Warburton Literary Prize, but when she dies, a fast replacement is needed as the committee meets next week to work the long-list. Baroness ¿Jack¿ Troutbeck is asked to replace the deceased. Jack accepts the position even though she learns that her predecessor was poisoned.................... Jack works the members like a virtuoso, but someone else is also working the members as another death, this time by drowning occurs. While the police insist it is an accident or suicide, Jack knows better. As the chairperson, she feels she has two jobs on her plate. First and foremost finesse her committee into choosing her candidate without these morons knowing she pulled a Houdini on them. She also feels she is responsible to uncover the identity of the killer as other attempts on judges have occurred............................. . CARNAGE ON THE COMMITTEE is a way out amusing amateur sleuth tale that uses obviously exaggerated stereotypes (including a mouthy parrot) that takes the plot over the brink, but never loses sight of the who-done-it nor the committee work. Keeping the wild hilarious tale focused is done by delightful Jack, a teriffic protagonist whose manipulation of the committee and others in her circle (even the killer) is brilliant. Ruth Dudley Edwards provides a fine tale that reader swill enjoy due to a maestro performance by a star deserving more appearances.......................... Harriet Klausner