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Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death

(2008)
(Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder)
(The second book in the Oscar Wilde series)
A novel by

 
 
The second witty installment in an astonishingly authentic historical mystery series featuring detective Oscar Wilde and his partner in crime, Arthur Conan Doyle


It's 1892, and Wilde is the toast of London, riding high on the success of his play Lady Windemere's Fan. While celebrating with friends at a dinner party he conjures up a game called "murder" that poses the question: Who would you most like to kill? Wilde and friends -- including Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, and poet Robert Sherard (the novel's narrator) -- write the names of their "victims" on pieces of paper and choose them one by one. After leaving the party, Wilde scoffs at the suggestion that he may have instigated a very dangerous game indeed....

The very next day, the game takes an all-too- sinister turn when the first "victim" turns up dead. Soon Wilde and his band of amateur detectives must travel through the realms of politics, theatre, and even boxing to unearth whose misguided passions have the potential to become deadly poisons...not only for the perpetrator of the seemingly perfect crimes but also for the trio of detectives investigating them.

Richly atmospheric and as entertaining as Wilde himself, this book is the second in a series destined to delight mystery readers and fans of historical fiction alike.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Hardback Editions

2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4084-2801-6 / 978-1-4084-2801-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4165-7579-0 / 978-1-4165-7579-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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September 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4165-7975-3 / 978-1-4165-7975-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death: Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries Bk. 2
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7195-6950-8 / 978-0-7195-6950-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 2
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7195-6960-5 / 978-0-7195-6960-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4165-3484-9 / 978-1-4165-3484-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 2
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7195-6970-2 / 978-0-7195-6970-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder (The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 1-72132-053-9 / 978-1-72132-053-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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March 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder (Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
ISBN: 0-7927-8444-8 / 978-0-7927-8444-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: Oscar Wilde Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

February 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death: Oscar Wilde Mystery: 2
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series)
Author(s): Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA