The Midnight Hour - The Brighton Mysteries (Paperback)Elly Griffiths (author)
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In 1960s Brighton, private detective duo Emma Holmes and Sam Collins investigate the suspicious death of a former music hall star in this sparkling whodunnit from the author of the bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries.
The sixth gripping Brighton-based cosy crime from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries - a twisty murder mystery full of Griffiths' characteristic charm takes us back to the mid-1960s when the future looked bright and shiny!
When theatrical impresario Bert Billington is found dead in his retirement home, no one suspects foul play. But when the postmortem reveals that he was poisoned, suspicion falls on his wife, eccentric ex-Music Hall star Verity Malone.
Frustrated by the police response to Bert's death and determined to prove her innocence, Verity calls in private detective duo Emma Holmes and Sam Collins. This is their first real case, but as luck would have it they have a friend on the inside: Max Mephisto is filming a remake of Dracula, starring Seth Billington, Bert's son. But when they question Max, they feel he isn't telling them the whole story.
Emma and Sam must vie with the police to untangle the case and bring the killer to justice. They're sure the answers must lie in Bert's dark past and in the glamorous, occasionally deadly, days of Music Hall. But the closer they get to the truth, the more danger they find themselves in...
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm
'Beneath the smooth, swan-like progression of Elly Griffith's sentences there is a lot going on. She is utterly in control of her material, and the machinations of the plot are never allowed to swamp character development, sense of place or the creation of atmosphere. She is a witty writer: the sturdy legs of a toddler on a swing, for example, are said to be "kicking the sky." If only all history mysteries could be as good as The Midnight Hour.' - The Times
'Griffiths writes with verve and wit, and has an unflaggingly keen eye... deliriously entertaining' - Irish Times
'An entertaining period murder mystery full of delightfully eccentric - and one decidedly deadly - luvvies' - Irish Independent
'An intricately plotted whodunnit' - Daily Mail
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“a fantastic read and great fun”
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“Murder amongst the greasepaint again.”
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