The Blotting Book (A Vintage Murder Mystery)

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A violent murder disturbs the high society of Edwardian Brighton in this masterful whodunnit from  E. F. Benson,  famed author of Mapp and Lucia, and much admired by WH Auden, Nancy Mitford and Noel Coward.

Morris Assheton is in love and means to be married. But his happiness is spoilt when he discovers that someone has been whispering poisonous rumours about him to the girl's father. The culprit is Mills, dastardly partner to the Assheton family's trusted lawyer. Morris vows revenge. When Mills' body is discovered, brutally beaten, the ugly quarrel comes to light and suspicion naturally falls on Morris. His innocence is debated in a tense courtroom, as an eager public and press look on. While not exactly gay, E.F. Benson's homosexuality and very entertaining arch style of writing gives much delight for those looking for a 'queer' reading.

Paperback, 256 Pages, Orig. Publ. 1908, This Ed. Publ. 2013

Author: E.F. Benson

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