Cue For Murder

Cue For Murder

by Helen McCloy

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Cue For Murder by Helen McCloy

A murder has taken place on stage and it seems that one of three people must be guilty. The crime was committed in full view of the audience and players, but no one can say whom the murderer is. There appear to be no clues, the suspects are all well trained in the art of dissimulation, and all three deny any knowledge of the crime.

It looks like the perfect murder, until Dr Basil Willing, psychiatrist-sleuth, begins to investigate the peculiar behaviour of a pet canary and a housefly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781471912412
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,144,315
File size: 470 KB

About the Author

Helen Worrell Clarkson McCloy (1904-1994)
Born in New York City, Helen McCloy was educated in Brooklyn, at the Quaker Friends' school, and later studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1927-1932 she worked for Hearst's Universal News Service after which she freelanced as an art critic and contributor to various publications, including theLondon Morning Post. Shortly after her return to the US she published her first novel, Dance of Death, in 1933, featuring her popular series detective-psychologist Basil Willing. The novel Through a Glass Darkly, a puzzle in the supernatural tradition of John Dickson Carr, is the eighth in the Basil Willing series and is generally acknowledged to be her masterpiece. In 1946 McCloy married fellow author Davis Dresser, famed for his Mike Shayne novels. Together they founded Halliday & McCloy literary agency as well as the Torquil Publishing Company. The couple had one daughter, Chloe, and their marriage ended in 1961. In 1950 Helen McCloy became the first woman president of the Mystery Writers of America and in 1953 she was awarded an Edgar by the same organisation for her criticism. In 1987, critic and mystery writer H. R. F. Keating included her Basil Willing title Mr Splitfoot in a list of the 100 best crime and mystery books ever published.

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Cue For Murder 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A colorful mystery from the 1940s. Although the show-biz setting makes an odd contrast to the ongoing WWII which the author keeps mentioning in asides. The crime is solved by deductions that are a little fanciful -- I'm not sure it would stand up to actual scientific scrutiny.