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A Death for a Dilettante

A Death for a Dilettante E X Giroux is the pseudonym of Doris Shannon From Publishers Weekly Launched by A Death for Adonis Giroux s series of praised thrillers include alliteratively titled tales about a darling a dancer a

  • Title: A Death for a Dilettante
  • Author: E.X. Giroux
  • ISBN: 9780345347589
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • E X Giroux is the pseudonym of Doris Shannon From Publishers Weekly Launched by A Death for Adonis, Giroux s series of praised thrillers include alliteratively titled tales about a darling, a dancer and a doctor The death of a dilettante is prefigured in the author s latest, starring favorite sleuths Robert Forsythe, a London lawyer, and his clever secretary Miss SE X Giroux is the pseudonym of Doris Shannon From Publishers Weekly Launched by A Death for Adonis, Giroux s series of praised thrillers include alliteratively titled tales about a darling, a dancer and a doctor The death of a dilettante is prefigured in the author s latest, starring favorite sleuths Robert Forsythe, a London lawyer, and his clever secretary Miss Sanderson, the motherly Sandy They agree to visit the stately home of rich Winslow Maxwell Penndragon, 75, whose determination to live for another three decades seems endangered Winslow wants Forsythe and Sandy to flush out the person who has tried to kill him twice The guests realize they re in a rum household Winslow has summoned two sons and a daughter, their first meeting with the father who, decades earlier, had seduced and discarded their different mothers Among other potential heirs are Winslow s widowed sister in law and her son, as well as servants with puzzling connections to the master Before the detecting partners start to work, the next attempt to murder Winslow succeeds, and the strange, often deftly amusing story moves to a fantastic denouement.

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    1. My life has been devoted to my own gratification and I've always gotten exactly what I wanted."Winslow Maxwell Penndragon thus states his life philosophy. He is the titular dilettante of E.X. Giroux's (a pseudonym of Doris Shannon) "A Death for a Dilettante" (1987). At least he is honest about the attitude, not like those of us who try to disguise it under the cover of serving humanity: politicians and celebrities being the most striking examples. Penndragon believes that someone has made two at [...]


    2. 3 STARS | I was all set to give this 4 stars, but as much as I enjoyed the story and the puzzle and the characters, I had to knock off a full star for a very large coincidence that factors into the solution. It almost reminded me of an Agatha Christie with its list of suspects with valid motives and its seemingly-impossible murder. But I think Dame Agatha would have found a way around that glaring coincidence. Still, I will give E.X. Giroux's series another chance because it was a good read unti [...]


    3. a fun mystery. Nothing deep or angry, no relationship issues or romantic entanglements just a good solid English mystery. I will be reading more of this series featuring Robert Forsythe.



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