Killing the Emperors: A Baronness Jack Troutbeck and Robert Amiss Mysteryby Ruth Dudley Edwards
Lady (Jack) Troutbeck is missing. So too, is Sir Henry Fortune, celebrity curator, and his partner in love and money, louche art dealer Jason Pringle. Panic begins in the London art world when no one can locate Anastasia Holliday, sensational abject artist, Jake Thorogood, the critic who catapulted her into stardom, or Dr Hortense Wilde,
Lady (Jack) Troutbeck is missing. So too, is Sir Henry Fortune, celebrity curator, and his partner in love and money, louche art dealer Jason Pringle. Panic begins in the London art world when no one can locate Anastasia Holliday, sensational abject artist, Jake Thorogood, the critic who catapulted her into stardom, or Dr Hortense Wilde, notorious for having influenced generations of art students to despise craftsmanship.
Spotting that the victims’ common link is that their careers blossomed when they whole-heartedly embraced newly-fashionable conceptual art, there is media hysteria. Are they hostages? If so why? Ransom? Revenge?
What bewilders the police and her friends is that Baroness Troutbeck is a standard-bearer of conservative values in education and art who recently publicly described admirers of conceptual art as knaves and fools. Can Troutbeck’s friends rescue her before her own worst fantasies are turned into reality?
"Imagine And Then There Were None written with wicked humor and a major grievance about money, not taste, ruling the art world."--Kirkus Reviews
"Edwards is a master of delightful, biting satire, whether demolishing real or imaginary poseurs." --Publishers Weekly
Finalist 1982 New Blood Dagger Award for Corridors of Death
Finalist 1992 Last Laugh Dagger Award for Clubbed to Death
Finalist 1995 Last Laugh Dagger Award for Ten Lords A-Leaping
Finalist 2005 Lefty Award for Carnage on the Committee
- Poisoned Pen Press
- Publication date:
- Robert Amiss/Baronness Jack Troutback Mysteries Series , #12
- Product dimensions:
- 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Meet the Author
Since 1993 Ruth has written seriously and/or frivolously for almost every national newspaper in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. She has been shortlisted 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.
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