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The Taste of Murder

(Poisonous Relations)
A novel by

"Literate and amusing, with exceptionally believable characters." - The New Yorker.
A free-spirited widow travels to the Riviera, where she meets a lord, accepts his proposal of marriage, and returns with him to England. Bunny, now the wife of Sir Charles d'Estray, is mistress of a vast estate that's fallen into decline. To rescue the property from bankruptcy, Bunny introduces the successful but distasteful measure of accepting paying guests.
In this atmosphere of deeply resented change, a poisonous plant has become the bitter brew of murder. And as a quarrelsome cast of d'Estrays, their servants and guests, and the mystified local police wander through a maze of mutual suspicion, Bunny finds herself not only the chief suspect but also a prime candidate for murder.
"Told with a devastating detachment which is equally brutal toward the English gentry, its middle-class emulators, and upstart cockney detectives." - The New York Times.

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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Taste of Murder (Dover Mystery Classics)
Author(s): Joanna Cannan
ISBN: 0-486-80605-7 / 978-0-486-80605-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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February 1987 : USA Paperback
Title: The Taste of Murder (Dover Mystery Classics)
Author(s): Joanna Cannan
ISBN: 0-486-25296-5 / 978-0-486-25296-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Pubns
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1951 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Taste of Murder (Vintage Dell Mystery, #596)
Author(s): Joanna Cannan
ISBN: 0-440-00596-5 / 978-0-440-00596-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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