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Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth
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Oct 04, 2009

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This is an interesting, though not completely unpredictable, mystery. Oscar Wilde (yes, that Oscar Wilde) is cast as a detective of sorts, and in this one of a series is determined to solve the murder of one of his young "acquaintances". The setup us much like a Holmes mystery, with Robert Sherard acting as Wilde's 'Watson'. In fact, Arthur Conan Doyle appears as a character in the story, and Wilde is a fan of the Holmes mysteries. The book may have more historical connections than I know; the time period covered is not one I know a lot about. (Though Wilde's public reputation is given some space in the story).

I may read another one of these at some point. I do feel I should read a biography of Wilde so I can make more connections to the stories.

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