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A Death for Adonis / A Death for a Darling

E.X. Giroux

A Death for Adonis / A Death for a Darling

Robert Forsythe #

$ 16.99

With Adonis and Darling (books 1 and 2!) we are delighted to introduce the Robert Forsythe series, written primarily in the 1980s but carrying all the flavors (er, flavours) that fans of British Golden Age mystery have come to expect.

Forsythe himself—a brilliant young barrister forced to give up the law in response to a dreadful and undisclosed disgrace—is very much in the Wimsey mold, which is to say that solving crimes is his personal passion but by no means his bread and butter. And though Forsythe lacks a Lugg-like manservant, he does have an indispensable and devoted secretary who shares the spotlight as the series develops. Structurally, both Adonis and Darling nod very distinctly in the direction of the classics: Darling, in fact, is set during a country-house weekend! And for all that Giroux (pseudonym of Canadian writer Doris Shannon) was clearly steeped in the genre, the Forsythe series is no museum piece, managing the neat trick of being both charmingly vivid and delightfully well bred.

“A wonderful, shifting puzzler with delicious twists”Publishers Weekly on A Death for Adonis


“The writing is lively, the detective is appealing, and the setup is enjoyably old-fashioned.”Library Journal on A Death for a Darling

Who's likely to like this: Fans of M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin, Sarah Woods’s Antony Maitland novels, and the Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes

2023 • Fiction/Mystery • 336 pages • ISBN: 9781631943010

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