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  • Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville
    Weekend at Thrackley (Paperback) Alan Melville

    Jim Henderson is one of six guests summoned by the mysterious Edwin Carson, a collector of precious stones, to a weekend party at his country house, Thrackley.

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  • Quick Curtain by Alan Melville
    Quick Curtain (English, Paperback) Alan Melville

    KEY SELLING POINTS 'Don't talk bunk!' said Mr. Douglas. 'You can't carry on with the show with a man dying on stage. Drop the curtain!' When Douglas B. Douglas - leading light of the London theatre - premieres his new musical extravaganza, Blue Music, he is sure the packed house will be dazzled by the performance. What he couldn't predict is the death of his star, Brandon Baker, on stage in the middle of Act Two. Soon another member of the cast is found dead, and it seems to be a straightforward case of murder followed by suicide. Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard ? who happens to be among the audience ? soon discovers otherwise. Together with Derek, his journalist son, Wilson takes charge of proceedings in his own inimitable way. This is a witty, satirical novel from the golden age of British crime fiction between the world wars. It is long overdue for rediscovery and this new edition includes an informative introduction by Martin Edwards, author of The Golden Age of Murder. 'Blows the solemn structure of the detective novel sky-high ... Light entertainment is Mr. Melville's aim, and a fig for procedure!' --Dorothy L. Sayers AUDIENCE Fans of the British Library Crime Classics Historical Mysteries

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  • Death of Anton by Alan Melville
    Death of Anton (English, Paperback) Alan Melville

    KEY SELLING POINTS 'There's more crime going on in Carey's Circus than in the whole underworld of London. Theft, immorality, blackmail ? you'll find all the pretties here.' Seven Bengal tigers are the star attraction of Carey's Circus. Their trainer is the fearless Anton, whose work demands absolute fitness and the steadiest of nerves. When Anton is found lying dead in the tigers' cage, it seems that he has lost control and been mauled by the tigers ? but Detective-Inspector Minto of Scotland Yard is not convinced. Minto's investigations lead him deep into the circus world of tents and caravans, clowns and acrobats, human and animal performers. No one is above suspicion. Carey, the circus-owner with a secret to hide; Dodo, the clown whose costume is scratched as if by a claw; and Lorimer, the trapeze artist jealous of his flirtatious wife ? all come under Minto's scrutiny as the mystery deepens. This amusing and light-hearted novel from the golden age of British crime writing has long been neglected, and this new edition will help to restore Melville's reputation as an author of extremely entertaining detective fiction. AUDIENCE Fans of the British Library Crime Classics Historical Mysteries

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  • Dear Charles by Alan Melville
    Dear Charles (Paperback) Alan Melville $25.03
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  • Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville
    Weekend at Thrackley (English, Paperback) Alan Melville

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS...

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  • Melville's Taxation: Finance Act 2018 by Alan Melville
    Melville's Taxation: Finance Act 2018 (Paperback) Alan Melville

    Now in its 24th annual edition, Melville's Taxation continues to be the definitive, market-leading text on UK taxation. Featuring clean, uncluttered prose and a wealth of immensely practical examples, this text is a comprehensive guide for students taking a first-level course in the subject.

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