How could poor young barrister Julia Larwood have guessed that her hard-won night of passion would end in murder? This humorous murder mystery features the worldly, yet principled, young set of legal experts created by Sarah Caudwell - Cantrip, Ragwort, Julia and Serena.
His was a body to die for...Reduced to near penury by the iniquitous demands of the Inland Revenue, young barrister Julia Larwood spends the last of her savings on an Art Lovers holiday to Venice. But poor, romantic Julia - how could she possibly have guessed that the ravishing fellow Art Lover for whom she conceived a fatal passion was himself an employee of the Inland Revenue? Or that her hard-won night of passion with him would end in murder- with her inscribed copy of the current Finance Act subsequently discovered just a few feet away from the corpse...
"* 'Without doubt, one of the funniest crime writers - ever!' - Mike Ripley * 'Witty, clever... an elaborately plotted, very English and charming story.' - Publishers Weekly * 'A finely honed, icily witty gem of detective fiction.' - Mystery News * 'Caudwell's light touch and the puzzle she presents make for a diverting tale.' - Washington Post Book World
About Sarah Caudwell
Sarah Caudwell studied law at St Anne's College, Oxford and practised as a barrister for several years in Lincoln's Inn. She later specialised in international tax planning at a major London bank. She died in January 2000.
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
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