The Last Houseparty

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Pantheon Books, 1982 - Fiction - 221 pages
2 Reviews
Forty years after the last of the Countess of Snailwood's fashionable political house parties, a move to repair her fantastic clock reconnects the sole survivor of those waltz-filled weekends with newly perceived, tragic events and people

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Review: The Last House-Party (Pantheon International Crime)

User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

Really hard to get into this one, but I am trying! Read full review

Review: The Last House-Party (Pantheon International Crime)

User Review  - Cera - Goodreads

This is much more the sort of twisty multi-layered story I expect from something subtitled "A Novel of Suspense," although I didn't find it particularly suspenseful. But the cuts between the 1937 ... Read full review


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Peter Dickinson was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia on December 16, 1927. He received a bachelor of arts degree at King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He served in the British Army and was an assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years. His first book, The Weathermonger, was published in 1968. He has written over 50 books for adults and young adults. His works for adults include Death of a Unicorn, Skeleton-in-Waiting, Perfect Gallows, The Yellow Room Conspiracy, and Some Deaths Before Dying. His works for young adults include Tulka, The Iron Lion, The Ropemaker, Angel Isle, and In the Palace of the Khans. He has won several awards including the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in 1989 for Eva, the Carnegie Medal twice, and the Crime Writer's Golden Dagger twice. He was awarded the O.B.E in 2009 for services to literature.

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