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A shot in the dark. #1 / Lynne Truss.

Truss, Lynne, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Bagley Public Library M TRU (Text) 33500012810305 New Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781635570557
  • ISBN: 1635570557
  • ISBN: 9781635572742
  • ISBN: 1635572746
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: First published in 2018 in Great Britain.
Summary, etc.: Constable Twitten investigates the death of a famed theater critic who was murdered before he could deliver information about an unsolved crime.
1957. Famed theater critic A. S. Crystal has come to the British seaside resort of Brighton with something other than the local production of A Shilling in the Meter on his mind. He intends to tell Constable Twitten the secret he knows about the still-unsolved Aldersgate Stick-Up case of 1945. Just before Crystal names the criminal mastermind involved, he's shot dead in his seat. As Constable Twitten and his colleague Sargent Jim Brunswick set out to solve the decade-old mystery, they venture deep into the criminal underworld that lies beneath Brighton's holiday-happy veneer. When they discover a criminal conspiracy that dates back decades, will Brunswick and Twitten be able to foil the mastermind? -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1
    Truss transplants the quirky, clever wit that drove her nonfiction best-seller, Eats, Shoots & Leaves? (2004), to fiction in this adaptation of a radio show starring Brighton, England, police officers Steine, Brunswick, and Twitten and featuring assorted oddballs on both sides of the law. Newbie Twitten, who's thought to be too smart for his own good, hopes his career is on the upswing when he happens to be seated beside a malodorous, mean theater critic just as the man is killed. Inspector Steine believes the crime is related to a massacre in Brighton years before, and the ensuing investigation takes delightful twists and turns that reveal sordid secrets and long-ago crimes underlying the resort town's jolly character. It is, at times, difficult to keep track of the numerous characters involved in this post-WWII drama, but a close reading brings rewards. Truss' language, unsurprisingly, sparkles, and her portrayal of class and its exasperating effect on even the British underworld is memorable. Readers of Agatha Christie are a natural audience for this study in peculiarity. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lynne Truss is a celebrated author, screenwriter, columnist, and broadcaster. Truss is the writer of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling book on punctuation Eats, Shoots and Leaves. She lives on the South Coast of England with two Norfolk Terriers.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Nineteen fifties > Fiction.
Brighton (England) > Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Homicide > Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
Brighton (England) > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Humorous / General.
Theater critics > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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