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Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance



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Author
Brandreth, Gyles
Descriptors
Homosexuality
Mystery-Amateur Sleuth
Mystery-Historical, British
Mystery-Literary
Mystery-Period Writing and Setting
Secrets
Sleuth-Oscar Wilde
Victorian England
Victorian Era
Young Men
Location/Setting:
London
Time Period:
19th Century
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Summary
Oscar Wilde happens upon the murdered body of his friend Billy Wood, a poor, young and beautiful man who worked as a model for painters. After contacting the police, Oscar realizes that Billy's body has gone missing and his brutal murder goes uninvestigated until, despite police warnings to stay out of it, Oscar and his friend, the poet Robert Sherard, proceed to solve the case.
Critique
A fabulous first in a planned trilogy. Outstanding historical details and an atmospheric setting make this Victorian era mystery really stand out. Based on actual events, this murder served as inspiration for Wilde's novel `The Picture of Dorian Gray.` Oscar Wilde makes a super sleuth and readers will feel like they've gotten to know him and his friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
ISBN
9781416551744
  iBistro
# of Pages
368
Published
2008
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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