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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 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


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
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2008 : UK Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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
Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

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: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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
Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series Book 1)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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