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Duck Season Death

June Wright

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VERSE CHORUS PRESS
17 March 2015
June Wright wrote this lost gem in the mid-1950s, but consigned it to her bottom drawer after her publisher foolishly rejected it. Perhaps it was a little ahead of its time? Because while it's a tour de force of the classic country-house murder mystery, it's also a delightful romp, poking fun at the conventions of the genre.

When someone takes advantage of a duck hunt to murder publisher Athol Sefton at a remote hunting inn, it soon turns out that virtually everyone, guests and staff alike, had a good reason for shooting him. Sefton's nephew Charles thinks he can solve the crime by applying the  rules of the game  he's absorbed from his years as a reviewer of detective fiction - only the killer evidently isn't playing by those rules. 

Duck Season Death  is a both a fiendishly clever whodunit and a marvelous entertainment.
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Imprint:   VERSE CHORUS PRESS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   217g
ISBN:   9781891241352
ISBN 10:   1891241354
Pages:   192
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

June Wright (1919-2012) was born in Melbourne, Australia and published six well-received mysteries between 1948 and 1966, when she stopped writing in order to earn a regular salary and support her family after her husband became unable to work. Her novels are characterized by feisty female protagonists and realistic social settings.

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