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Bella Wallis Brian Thompson

Bella Wallis By Brian Thompson

Bella Wallis by Brian Thompson


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Summary

Bella Wallis is a glamorous widow with a secret identity: in an office buried deep within the dodgy backstreets of Victorian London, she writes sensationalist novels exposing the scoundrels that litter high society under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam.

Bella Wallis Summary

Bella Wallis: A Victorian Mystery Quartet by Brian Thompson

Bella Wallis is a glamorous widow with a secret identity: in an office buried deep within the dodgy backstreets of Victorian London, she writes sensationalist novels exposing the scoundrels that litter high society under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam. With dodgy deals, scheming aristocrats and stolen kisses behind closed doors, prize-winning author Brian Thompson conjures up an irresistible quartet filled top to toe with seedy Dickensian glamour. We start with The Widow's Secret, an effervescent romp to Paris on the trail of the owner of a mysterious cigar case; then The Sailor's Ransom, a tale of pearls and swine, set on the Cornish coast and the high seas; and The Player's Curse, where kidnap, cricket and cross-dressing coincide in a riotous mystery. We end with the previously unpublished The Whole Story, in which Bella is caught up in an anarchist bomb attack at her favourite restaurant, Fracatelli's on the Strand... and only just survives to tell the tale.

Bella Wallis Reviews

"`Murder She Wrote', Victorian-style - Bella Wallis exposes the scandals in society with her detective novels written under the pen name of Henry Ellis Margam. Bella is an irresistible heroine, surrounded by a crime-busting gang who are all in on the widow's secret -- their exciting romps around Europe are great fun and a great pleasure to read." * Kate Williams *
"Doesn't this collection sound absolutely perfect for curling up on those long winter evenings, getting lost in a cosy crime story or four?" * Reading Matters *
"A lively, entertaining historical romp with a conscience, this is a well-plotted series with an engaging heroine, which blends vintage-style detective fiction with fast-paced modern storytelling" * Good Book Guide *

About Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson was born in London in 1935 and now lives in Oxford. He has written three volumes of memoir: Keeping Mum (2006), winner of the Costa Prize for Biography and the PEN/Ackerley Prize, Clever Girl (2007), longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and A Corner of Paradise (2013). The Bella Wallis quartet comprises The Widow's Secret, The Sailor's Ransom, The Player's Curse and The Whole Story.

Additional information

GOR005169979
9780701185596
0701185597
Bella Wallis: A Victorian Mystery Quartet by Brian Thompson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2013-09-19
992
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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