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Death of an Author (Dr. Priestley #45)

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The author is a recluse living in a quiet village, and is blown up while chopping wood. With the second murder and its accompanying alibis, and a rather gruesome and sensationalistic third murder, the plot becomes complicated.
Hardcover, Large Print, 428 pages
Published March 1st 1974 by Ulverscroft (first published 1947)
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Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a lifetime of writing for ludicrously little reward (oh, identify, identify in all directions), author Nigel Ebbfleet suddenly finds that his latest novel is a smash hit (oh, if only, if only). Having worked out that, while the novel he's currently engaged on is garbage, he's likely to earn enough from it on the back of the current success to be able, by the time he's finished it, to live comfortably for the rest of his life without ever again lifting his pen, he decides to do just that. H ...more
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This murder mystery, first published in 1947, was a bit dated in its writing style, but nevertheless a Page Turner.

A reclusive author is murdered. He has been unsuccessful professionally his entire life, while his publishing agent has been a faithful friend. Suddenly a novel achieves commercial success. He moves to a quiet country house to live out his solitary existence, vowing to never write another sentence, and is promptly murdered. But who stands to gain from his death...?

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