Corpse in a gilded cage

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Scribner, 1984 - Fiction - 211 pages
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Murder is the result when Perce Spender, a common, unassuming worker, unexpectedly finds himself the Earl of Ellesmere and owner of a grand estate

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User Review  - Condorena - LibraryThing

I wonder what my reaction to inheriting a grand estate would be. Would I prefer my own cozy home. That is how the unexpected 12th Earl of Ellesmere and his wife felt. Percy Spender was willing to ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

How fun. Short and sweet. Great to while-away some time with no heavy thinking. First Barnard mystery I have read. Perhaps I'll try him once more to see.... I am absolutely in love with our public ... Read full review


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British writer, Robert Barnard was born in 1936 in Essex, England. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a professor. He writes primarily mystery novels. His most recent novels include "A Cry from the Dark," "The Bones in the Attic," "The Mistress of Alderley," and "Unholy Dying." His works has earned him numerous awards. Among them are the Nero Wolfe, Anthony, Agatha, Edgar and Macavity Awards. In 2003, he won the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement. Barnard currently resides in Leeds, England.

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