Courtier to Death

Courtier to Death

A movie star whose fame is on the decline – but did he take his own life or did someone else have an axe to grind?
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Eight years ago René Tessier was at the height of his fame. Now the once-celebrated film star frequents less reputable Parisian cafés. That is until young producer Julian Lane plans to star Tessier in his latest production with the promise of millions.

Tessier is headed to London. But the washed-up old man spends less than 24 hours in a dingy Soho hotel before he is found dead. Was it suicide or murder? And who could have wanted Tessier dead?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 21st May 2014

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781471910630

Reviews

Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
SUNDAY TIMES
Anthony Gilbert shared with other successful crime writers a combination of writing talent and clever plotting skills necessary to make it in detective fiction's Golden Age ... Along with Agatha Christie [he] had a talent to deceive
mysteryfile.com
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
SUNDAY EXPRESS
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Inkquilletc.blogspot
Fast, light, likeable
NEW YORK TIMES
The suspense is relentless and the ending is killer. You're sure to be stunned by one or more twists in the gasp inducing finale
prettysinister.blogspot
The plot is knife-edge tension all the way
BELFAST TELEGRAPH
The usual gusto, racy prose, good plotting and up-to-the-minute social observation
SUNDAY TIMES
Anthony Gilbert's novels show the unsensational type of detective story at its best
DAILY TELEGRAPH