Curtain Call (Paperback)
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Curtain Call (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 18/06/2015
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On a sultry afternoon in the summer of 1936 a young woman is witness to an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina, a West End actress, faces a dilemma: she shouldn't have been at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she has seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed `the Tie-Pin Killer' she realises that unless she acts quickly, more women will die... From the glittering murk of Soho's underworld, to the grease paint and ghost-lights of theatreland, Curtain Call is a poignant and gripping story about love and death in a society dancing towards the abyss.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099593232
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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"This is an utterly delightful read, made to appear easy, effortless and brilliantly suspenseful, while never becoming predictable or cosy.... I can't recommend this book highly enough." -- Viv Groskop * Observer *
"It had me on the edge of my seat. The only disappointment...is when the curtain finally has to come down" -- Peter Stanford * Daily Telegraph (five stars) *
"Night after night for a happy week, Quinn filled my dreams with glossy surfaces and hidden vices, silk stockings and champagne and intellectual snobberies and long walks home on hard London pavements. Anyone who paces the West End streets will find them more haunted after reading this book." -- Libby Purves * New Statesman *
"Curtain Call is a beautifully written, absorbing work of historical fiction." -- James Kidd * Independent *
"Curtain Call goes from gripping you lightly to gripping you tightly. Both in its construction and its characters there is more going on beneath the surface than first appears." -- Dominic Maxwell * The Times *

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“ A Stylish Crime Romp.”

Anthony Quinn’s Curtain Call is a stylish crime romp set in the decadent but politically intriguing year of 1936. This is one of the most delightful crime reads in a long time even though set in the 1930s it is not a... More

Hardback edition
16th February 2015
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“An invigorating read”

I really enjoyed this book. It is a well written and fairly gentle story taking you back to the end of an era in the years preceding World War 2. It includes enough mystery, intrigue and romance to keep the reader... More

Hardback edition
11th July 2015
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Sandra Foy

“brilliant five star read”

Having read Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn and absolutely loving it, I was really looking forward to Curtain Call.

There is a murderer on the loose, known as the Tie-Pin Killer, who preys on prostitutes.... More

Paperback edition
3rd January 2016
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