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Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

(2007)
(Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance)
(The first book in the Oscar Wilde series)
A novel by

 
 
One of Britain's premier royal biographers pens the first in a series of fiendishly clever and stylish historical murder mysteries

Lovers of historical mystery will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. Best of all, it casts British literature's most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth.

A young artist's model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing -- save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria's reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde's secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Told by Wilde's contemporary -- poet Robert Sherard -- this novel provides a fascinating and evocative portrait of the great playwright and his own "consulting detective," Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"One of the most intelligent, amusing and entertaining books of the year. If Oscar Wilde himself had been asked to write this book he could not have done it any better." - Alexander McCall Smith


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Used availability for Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4165-5174-3 / 978-1-4165-5174-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 1
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7195-6920-6 / 978-0-7195-6920-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 1
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7195-6930-3 / 978-0-7195-6930-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4165-3483-0 / 978-1-4165-3483-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders
Author(s): gyles brandreth
ISBN: 1-4447-2415-0 / 978-1-4447-2415-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 1
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7195-6940-0 / 978-0-7195-6940-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


November 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7927-8295-X / 978-0-7927-8295-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 1
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA