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The Luck of the Vails


The Luck of the Vails



von: E F Benson

8,49 €

Verlag: Vintage Digital
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 03.10.2013
ISBN/EAN: 9781448114603
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 448

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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYWH Auden, Nancy Mitford and Noel Coward were among his fans... But have you discovered E. F. Benson yet?In a Holbein portrait above the grand old fireplace, Francis Vail, second baronet, brandishes a beautiful golden goblet, encrusted with pearls, rubies and emeralds. But this treasure, the Luck of the Vails, has since brought the family nothing but ruin and death.On the eve of his twenty-first birthday, Harry Vail discovers the Luck hidden in the attic of his ancestral home, the family curse is reawoken, and a tale of madness, avarice and murder unfolds.Murder mystery... Ghost story... Whodunnit. This is a classic detective story from the author of Mapp and Lucia. Crime fiction at its best.
"A master of the form"
READ ALL AGATHA CHRISTIE? TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYDownton Abbey meets The Woman in Black - the author of Mapp and Lucia proves himself a master of murder mystery and country-house crime.
Edward Frederic Benson was born on July 24, 1867 in Berkshire, the son of a future Archbishop of Canterbury, and one of six children. He studied at Kings College, Cambridge and at the British School of Archaeology in Athens. Benson's first book, Dodo, was published to popular acclaim in 1893 and was followed by over a hundred books, including novels, histories, biographies and ghost stories. In 1920 Benson became a full-time tenant of Lamb House in Rye, which had once been home to the novelist Henry James. Rye provided the setting for the Mapp and Lucia stories and their author served three terms as mayor of Rye in the late 1930s. E.F. Benson died on February 29, 1940.
MORE VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERIES MARGERY ALLINGHAMMystery Mile Police at the Funeral Sweet Danger Flowers for the Judge The Case of the Late Pig The Fashion in Shrouds Traitor’s PurseCoroner’s Pidgin More Work for the Undertaker The Tiger in the Smoke The Beckoning Lady Hide My Eyes The China Governess The Mind Readers Cargo of EaglesE. F. BENSONThe Blotting BookThe Luck of the VailsNICHOLAS BLAKEA Question of ProofThou Shell of DeathThere’s Trouble BrewingThe Beast Must DieThe Smiler With the KnifeMalice in WonderlandThe Case of the Abominable SnowmanMinute for MurderHead of a TravellerThe Dreadful HollowThe Whisper in the GloomEnd of ChapterThe Widow’s CruiseThe Worm of DeathThe Sad VarietyThe Morning After DeathEDMUND CRISPINBuried for Pleasure The Case of the Gilded Fly Holy Disorders Love Lies Bleeding The Moving Toyshop Swan Song A. A. MILNEThe Red House MysteryGLADYS MITCHELLSpeedy DeathThe Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop The Longer BodiesThe Saltmarsh Murders Death and the Opera The Devil at Saxon WallDead Men’s MorrisCome Away, Death St Peter’s FingerBrazen TongueHangman’s CurfewWhen Last I Died Laurels Are PoisonHere Comes a ChopperDeath and the Maiden Tom Brown’s BodyGroaning SpinneyThe Devil’s ElbowThe Echoing StrangersWatson’s Choice The Twenty-Third Man Spotted HemlockMy Bones Will KeepThree Quick and Five DeadDance to Your DaddyA Hearse on May-DayLate, Late in the EveningFault in the StructureNest of Vipers
In a Holbein portrait above the grand old fireplace, Francis Vail, second baronet, brandishes a beautiful golden goblet, encrusted with pearls, rubies and emeralds. But this treasure, the Luck of the Vails, has brought the family nothing but ruin and death.On the eve of his twenty-first birthday, Harry Vail discovers the Luck hidden in the attic of his ancestral home, the family curse is reawoken, and a tale of madness, avarice and murder unfolds.Murder mystery... Ghost story... Whodunnit. This is a classic detective story from the author of Mapp and Lucia. Crime fiction at its best.Also available from Vintage by E.F. Benson:[jpeg of The Blotting Book]

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