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Hurrah! With the Nazis routed, the British can sing Wagner again. The company assembled in Oxford for the first post-war production of Meistersinger is delighted, but their happiness is soured by word that the odious Edwin Shorthouse will be singing a leading role. *Nearly everyone in the company has reason to loathe Shorthouse, but who could have had the fiendish ingenuity to kill him in his own locked dressing room? Answering that question will require a certain finesse, a certain je ne sais quoi, a certain eccentric professor of English Literature with a passion for amateur detecting. Happily, Gervase Fen is on the scene, fresh from his adventures in The Case of the Gilded Fly and Holy Disorders, with his sleuthing skills as sharp as his epigrams. A splendidly intricate and superior locked-room mystery - New York Times One of the last exponents of the classical English detective story . . . elegant, literate, and funny - The Times of London
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full_title swan song
author crispin edmund
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lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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author Crispin, Edmund, 1921-1978.
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display_description When an opera company gathers in Oxford for the first postwar production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger, its happiness is soon soured by the discovery that the unpleasant Edwin Shorthouse will be singing a leading role. Nearly everyone involved has reason to loathe Shorthouse, but who amongst them has the fiendish ingenuity to kill him in his own locked dressing room? In the course of this entertaining adventure, eccentric Oxford professor and amateur sleuth Gervase Fen has to unravel two murders, cope with the unpredictability of the artistic temperament, and attempt to encourage the course of true love.
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publishDate 1981, 2015
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subject_facet Electronic books, English teachers -- Fiction, Fen, Gervase (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Oxford (England) -- Fiction
title_display Swan song
title_full Swan song / Edmund Crispin, Swan song [electronic resource] / Edmund Crispin [i.e. R.B. Montgomery]
title_short Swan song
topic_facet Electronic books, English teachers, Fen, Gervase (Fictitious character)