Death in fancy dress

Title
Death in fancy dress

Author
Gilbert, Anthony, 1899-1973, author.

Uniform Title
Works. Selections

ISBN
9781464212253

Physical Description
xii, 249 pages ; 20 cm.

Series
British Library crime classics.

General Note
"Death in fancy dress" originally published in 1933. "Horseshoes for luck" and "The cockroach and the tortoise" first published in Detection Medley in 1939.

Contents
Death in fancy dress -- Horseshoes for luck -- The cockroach and the tortoise.

Corporate Subject
Great Britain. MI6.

Subject Term
Detective and mystery stories, English.
 
Balls (Parties) -- Fiction.
 
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.

Genre
Mystery fiction.

Added Author
Gilbert, Anthony, 1899-1973. Works. Selections.
 
Gilbert, Anthony, 1899-1973. Horseshoes for luck.
 
Gilbert, Anthony, 1899-1973. Cockroach and the tortoise.
 
Edwards, Martin, 1955-

Summary
"The British Secret Service, working to uncover a large-scale blackmail ring and catch its mastermind 'The Spider,' find themselves at the country residence Feltham Abbey, where a fancy-dress ball is in full swing. In the chaos of celebration, Sir Ralph Feltham is discovered dead and Tony, a bewildered yet curious guest, sets out to make sense of the night's activities as well as the motives of the other benevolent-appearing partygoers. This classic country house mystery, first published in 1933, contrasts the frivolities of the English upper classes with the impact of the First World War"--


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