At Death's Door

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Thorndike Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Fiction - 279 pages
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The king of novelists, Benedict Cotterel, is in bed writing his final masterpiece--his will. His illegitimate daughter is piecing together a scathing expose. She is planning a character assassination, but the right cast is assembled for another tragedy--murder.

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Review: At Death's Door (Idwal Meredith #2)

User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

The usual enjoyable Barnard mystery with an unexpected twist at the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Joy - Goodreads

Most of the way through, I felt this lacked a character whose company I could enjoy. Certainly the actress mother and daughter were vivid. Once the secrets were out, I was able to connect to the real people. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Robert Barnard 1936-2013 Robert Barnard was born in Essex, England on November 23, 1936. He read English at Balliol College, Oxford. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a professor. His first novel, Death of an Old Goat, was published in 1974. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including A Cry from the Dark, The Bones in the Attic, Posthumous Papers, Death in a Cold Climate, Sheer Torture, Political Suicide, The Missing Brontė, The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori, and A Charitable Body. He also wrote an illustrated biography of Emily Brontė and A Brontė Encyclopedia, compiled with Louise Barnard. He received numerous awards including the Nero Wolfe, Anthony, Agatha, Edgar and Macavity Awards. In 2003, he won the CWA Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement. He died on September 19, 2013 at the age of 76.

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