'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 2. Soon a...
Series: British Library Crime Classics
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (December 5, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
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Unlike some of the "honest" reviewers here, I paid for this book and I'm quite glad that I did.As a satire of the theater world and a parody of the detective novel, with vaudevillian turns by father and son, "Quick Curtain" is a delightful romp by a ...
er 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.