Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Fiction > mystery
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
fiction

Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile: A Mystery

 
 
Author
Gyles Brandreth.
Publisher Touchstone  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9781439137284
Pages/Publication Date 676/2009
Daedalus Item Code 33921
This item is not available.
Description
At Madame Tussaud's wax museum on Christmas Eve, 1890, Oscar Wilde presents his friend Arthur Conan Doyle with a most unusual gift: a manuscript, largely penned from accounts by Wilde's faithful biographer Robert Sherard, in which Oscar describes his encounters with the theatrical La Grange family whom he met on the denouement of his lecture tour in America. This fascinating third mystery—following Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder, by BBC broadcaster, theater producer, biographer, and former Member of Parliament Gyles Brandreth—sees Wilde intrigued by a series of increasingly macabre tragedies as the La Grange troupe arrives in Paris to perform Hamlet.

"Oscar Wilde once again makes a convincing detective in Brandreth's excellent third whodunit to re-create the late Victorian age. Framed as a puzzle posed by Wilde to his friend Arthur Conan Doyle in 1890, this adventure concerns a series of mysterious deaths plaguing a French acting troupe, the Compagnie La Grange, which Wilde encounters aboard ship in 1883. The first death is of a poodle, Marie Antoinette, whose body a customs officer in Liverpool unearths in a dirt-filled trunk that Wilde believed to be full of books he was bringing home from America. Human victims follow, forcing Wilde and his Watson, real-life journalist and Wilde biographer Robert Sherard, to untangle the complicated nest of emotions at play among the members of the Compagnie La Grange. John Dickson Carr fans will be gratified to find echoes of his style in several places, including the use of false endings."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 
 
Security Seals
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2017 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com