The Corpse in the Snowman

The Nigel Strangeways Mysteries

Book 7
Agora Books
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PI Nigel Strangeways returns in a “finely written wits-twister” with a “surprise shake-up at the finish” from the renowned Golden Age mystery author (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
 
Sex. Money. Drugs. Take your choice.
 
In middle of a cold snap, with snow swirling round the imposing Easterham Manor, Nigel and Georgia Strangeways enter the warmth of the Victorian estate. But upon their arrival, the couple quickly learns that all is not as cozy as it seems. The whole house is pervaded by a sense of foreboding: A room is haunted, the cat is possessed, and the specter of the enigmatic Elizabeth Restorick looms.
 
Confounded by the guests’ strange reactions to the very mention of Elizabeth’s name, Nigel never gets the chance to form his own opinion of the young woman. The next morning, Elizabeth Restorick is found hanged and naked in her room, a hint of a smile playing on her painted lips.
 
Could her apparent suicide be more than just that? Would this beautiful girl—sensuous, compassionate, full of vitality—have taken her own life? Or did someone take it from her?
 
With too many loose ends to count, planted evidence, and motives mounting, Nigel must delve into Miss Restorick’s colorful past to solve this tragic mystery.
 
Praise for Nicholas Blake
“An outstanding mystery novel. Mr. Blake’s writing is a delight in itself.” —The New York Times
 
“The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction.” —Elizabeth Bowen
 
“His plots are ingenious.” —The Times Literary Supplement
 
“A master of detective fiction.” —The Daily Telegraph
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Agora Books
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Published on
Nov 22, 2017
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Pages
278
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ISBN
9781504059466
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
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The Golden Age’s most charming investigator returns in a “detailed, wellworked out brain exerciser” from the author of The Beast Must Die (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Nigel Strangeways is seeing out the end of the Second World War at the Ministry for Morale. Surrounded by stories of victory and success, Nigel is itching to return to his life as a private investigator. But he may need to return to that role sooner than he suspects . . .
 
Known as “Our Blonde” to the office, Nita Prince is the femme fatale of the Visual Propaganda Division. Rumored to be having an affair with the married director, tensions in the office rise when war hero, former co-worker, and beau of Nita, Charles Kennington, returns.
 
Long missing and presumed dead, Charles’s return sets the office buzzing with gossip and anxious anticipation. But when Nita is poisoned in plain sight at the celebratory gathering, the excitement quickly turns to suspicion: Anyone in that room could be Nita’s killer.
 
With six suspects to choose from, two spurned lovers on the scene, and government secrets at stake, Nigel will need to navigate more than just office politics to solve the case.
 
Praise for Nicholas Blake
“An outstanding mystery novel. Mr. Blake’s writing is a delight in itself.” —The New York Times
 
“The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction.” —Elizabeth Bowen
 
“His plots are ingenious.” —The Times Literary Supplement
 
“A master of detective fiction.” —The Daily Telegraph
The Golden Age’s most charming investigator returns in a “detailed, wellworked out brain exerciser” from the author of The Beast Must Die (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Nigel Strangeways is seeing out the end of the Second World War at the Ministry for Morale. Surrounded by stories of victory and success, Nigel is itching to return to his life as a private investigator. But he may need to return to that role sooner than he suspects . . .
 
Known as “Our Blonde” to the office, Nita Prince is the femme fatale of the Visual Propaganda Division. Rumored to be having an affair with the married director, tensions in the office rise when war hero, former co-worker, and beau of Nita, Charles Kennington, returns.
 
Long missing and presumed dead, Charles’s return sets the office buzzing with gossip and anxious anticipation. But when Nita is poisoned in plain sight at the celebratory gathering, the excitement quickly turns to suspicion: Anyone in that room could be Nita’s killer.
 
With six suspects to choose from, two spurned lovers on the scene, and government secrets at stake, Nigel will need to navigate more than just office politics to solve the case.
 
Praise for Nicholas Blake
“An outstanding mystery novel. Mr. Blake’s writing is a delight in itself.” —The New York Times
 
“The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction.” —Elizabeth Bowen
 
“His plots are ingenious.” —The Times Literary Supplement
 
“A master of detective fiction.” —The Daily Telegraph
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