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Author Bude, John, 1901-1957.

Title Death on the Riviera / John Bude ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.

Publication Info. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Bude, J.    ---  Available
Edition First edition / First US trade paperback edition
Description vi, 242 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series A British Library crime classic
Note Originally published in 1952 by Macdonald & Co.
Summary When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards--out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon--an amiable policeman from Nice--Meredith must trace the whereabouts of Chalky Cobbett, crook and forger. Soon their interest centres on the Villa Paloma, the residence of Nesta Hedderwick, an eccentric Englishwoman, and her bohemian house guests--among them her niece, an artist, and a playboy. Before long, it becomes evident that more than one of the occupants of the Villa Paloma has something to hide, and the stage is set for murder. This classic crime novel from 1952 evokes all the sunlit glamour of life on the Riviera, and combines deft plotting with a dash of humour. This is the first edition to have been published in more than sixty years and follows the rediscovery of Bude's long-neglected detective writing by the British Library.
Source B&T 04.2016 PARS
Subject Racketeering -- Fiction.
Forgers -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Forgers. (OCoLC)fst00932814
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Racketeering. (OCoLC)fst01086679
Riviera (France) -- Fiction.
France -- Riviera. (OCoLC)fst01241300
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9781464205699 (paperback)
1464205698 (paperback)=035 \\ (OCoLC)ocn940971764

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