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Design for Dying

(1938)
(Dance of Death)
(A book in the Basil Willing series)
A novel by

 
 
“Mrs Jocelyn,” said Basil, evenly, “the most disillusioning thing about being a psychiatrist is discovering how many kind relatives wish that other members of their family could be declared insane.”

When a New York socialite is found dead in a snow bank, no one can believe it is debutante Kitty Jocelyn – let alone that she has died of heatstroke.

How has she ended up here, dead, on the morning after her coming-out party? Why is she wearing someone else’s clothes? What was the cause of her fatal overdose? As the questions around Kitty’s death mount, psychologist Dr Basil Willing is brought in to get the the bottom of her death.

With the help of Inspector Foyle, the pair investigate their long list of suspects, motives, and clues to solve this blistering mystery.

Also published as Design for Dying, McCloy’s first novel in her Dr Basil Willing series is part of Agora Books’ Uncrowned Queens of Crime series.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Helen McCloy's Design for Dying

Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dance of Death: A Blistering Golden Age Mystery (The Dr Basil Willing Mysteries)
Author(s): Helen McCloy
ISBN: 1-913099-74-1 / 978-1-913099-74-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Agora Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon AU   


October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dance of Death (Dr Basil Willing)
Author(s): Helen McCloy
ISBN: 1-4719-1234-5 / 978-1-4719-1234-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dance of Death: A Blistering Golden Age Mystery (The Dr Basil Willing Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Helen McCloy
Publisher: Agora Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU