Saturday, 25 February 2012

Gyles Brandreth - Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

'A flight of imagination that partners Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle in a deadly pursuit to the heart of the Eternal City merits a round of applause for sheer chutzpah . . . Gyles Brandreth succeeds magnificently . . . The relationship between the two writers is drawn so convincingly, but there is also dialogue of the period without any Victorian heaviness and a plot that is intriguing throughout. Brandreth's research is impeccable. Literary and theological references merge easily into a skilfully crafted story that goes all the way to meet the standards set by his two eminent protagonists'
(Daily Mail )
'Brandreth has always delighted in puzzles, in the quirks of both the past and present, and in the gloriously camp wit of Oscar Wilde. Here all of these things come together in a story that reminds us how enjoyable a well-told traditional murder mystery can be'
(Scotsman )
Praise for the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries:

'Brandreth's portrait of Oscar Wilde is entirely plausible; plots are ingenious and the historical backgroud is fascinating'
(Scotsman )
'Hugely enjoyable'
(Daily Mail )

Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death  (Aka A Game Called murder)

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

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