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The Player's Curse By Brian Thompson

The Player's Curse

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Bella Wallis - respectable society widow with a secret identity as a writer of sensationalist novels - is now happily engaged to the love of her life, Philip Westland. But Westland's shadowy job, working for the British government, continually takes him abroad and away from the charismatic, impatient Bella.
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The Player's Curse: A Bella Wallis Mystery by Brian Thompson

Bella Wallis - respectable society widow with a secret identity as a writer of sensationalist novels - is now happily engaged to the love of her life, Philip Westland. But Westland's shadowy job, working for the British government, continually takes him abroad and away from the charismatic, impatient Bella. And then there is the matter of Westland's sister's incarceration in a French nunnery, a mystery about which he refuses to say a word. Bella is convinced that their future together can only be resolved by getting to the bottom of his secret. The resulting quest will take her from the Oval, and a vicious curse laid on champion batsman W.G Grace, to the desolate moors of Yorkshire, on the trail of some decidedly dangerous women and a surprisingly chatty hermit...

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The Player's Curse Reviews


"A glorious heroine" -- John Harvey
"Bella Wallis is a joy to follow" * The Historical Novels Review *
"Thompson specialises in sharp, elliptical dialogue and brisk little glances into the murk that rises beyond Bella's window" * Guardian *
"Brian Thompson writes well and there is a rich vein of humour" * Daily Mail *

About Brian Thompson


Brian Thompson was born in London in 1935 and now lives in Oxford. He has written two award-winning volumes of memoir: Keeping Mum (2006), winner of the Costa Prize for Biography and the PEN/Ackerley Prize, and Clever Girl (2007), longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The Player's Curse is the third Bella Wallis mystery, following The Widow's Secret, and The Captain's Table. A fourth and final volume is planned.

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GOR003254826
The Player's Curse: A Bella Wallis Mystery by Brian Thompson
Brian Thompson
Bella Wallis Victorian Mysteries
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2011-08-04
256
0099539470
9780099539476
N/A
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