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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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Pretty typical and predictable. This author's works seem very uneven. One of my favorite books this year was Barnard's Scandal in Belgravia. On the other hand this one was blah. Read full review

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Interesting story with some quite likable characters along with some monsters. I guessed whodunit rather quickly, but never why. And there could have been an equally valid different solution, but that ... Read full review


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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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