The Little Victim

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Soho Press, 2009 - Fiction - 224 pages
2 Reviews

Praise for R.T. Raichev:

"Deftly mixes dark humor and psychological suspense, its genteel surface masking delicious deviancy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Mixes Henry James’s psychological insight with Agatha Christie’s whodunit plotting skills. . . . Raichev once again triumphs.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Except for its modern-day setting, the book could have been published during Agatha Christie's heyday, the so-called Golden Age of detective fiction, and readers who relish that period will be delighted.”—The Denver Post

"Raichev's use of characterization and allusion will keep the reader turning pages to the end."—The Oklahoman

It promised to be the perfect holiday with every modern convenience: exotic terraced gardens complete with an English folly, thirty-eight varieties of ice cream, and cocktails with names like “Widow’s Wink” and “Mumbay Mule.” Antonia Darcy and Hugh Payne never seriously imagined they would encounter anything worse than extravagance in this idyllic setting.

But an uninvited guest at the garden party given in their honor makes Antonia his confidante. Not only does he claim to have witnessed the strangling of beautiful, wayward Marigold Leighton, he also insists it was their host Roman Songhera, the “uncrowned King of Goa,” who had committed the murder.

R.T. Raichev is a researcher and writer who grew up in Bulgaria and wrote a university dissertation on English crime fiction. He is the author of four novels in the Antonia Darcy series and has lived in London since 1989.

  

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Review: Little Victim (Country House Crime Mystery #4)

User Review  - Margaret Quarrell - Goodreads

Didn't like it. Struggled to get through it. I quite liked the other Raichev books I have read but this one was boring in the extreme. I wondered if the author had ever been to India - perhaps he ... Read full review

Review: Little Victim (Country House Crime Mystery #4)

User Review  - Lotte - Goodreads

A dark mystery. The over-the-top carictatures kept me smiling so much despite my best efforts at control that I might seek out this author again. Read full review

Contents

Lady Macbeth of Noons Folly
The Most Dangerous Game
Flowers for the Judge
The Bone Collector
Another Country
Belle de Jour
The Shadow
When a Stranger Calls
Never Come Back
Evil Under the
The Knights Tale
Journey Into Fear
The Mirror Cracked
IndoChine
A Man Lay Dead
Murder as a Fine

The Mysterious Commission
The Garden Party
Murder is Easy
The Public Enemy
Witness for the Prosecution
The Holy Innocent
The Snow Queen
The Wrong
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

\R.T. Raichev is a researcher and writer who grew up in Bulgaria and wrote a university dissertation on English crime fiction. He is the author of five novels in the Antonia Darcy series and has lived in London since 1989.

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