Each man kills the thing he loves '
I see murder in this unhappy hand When Mrs Robinson, palmist to the Prince of Wales, reads Oscar Wilde s palm she cannot know what she has predicted. Nor can Oscar know what he has set in motion when, that same evening, he proposes a game of Murder in which each of his Sunday Supper Club guests must write down those whom they would like to kill. For the fourteen victims begin to die mysteriously, one by one, and in the order in which their names were drawn from the bag
With growing horror, Wilde and his confidantes Robert Sherard and Arthur Conan Doyle, realise that one of their guests that evening must be the murderer. In a race against time, Wilde will need all his powers of deduction and knowledge of human behaviour before he himself the thirteenth name on the list becomes the killer s next victim.
Part biography and part murder mystery with a wonderful cast of historical characters - Oswentry & Border Countries Advertiser, Teresa Eccleston
Hugely enjoyable - Daily Mail
Rather fun ...Brandreth unashamedly wheels out a cast of historical characters to die for - Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times
A neat take on the big hitters in the book world just over a century ago ... Gyles is a joy to the nation - Virginia Blackburn, Daily Express
A clever concept spiced with great Wilde epigrams - Daily Telegraph
He has won great acclaim for his series of Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries ... as witty and entertaining as his hero, Gyles is renowned for his charisma and charm - Daily Mail
The last novel I read was The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries ... it was very good - Nicholas Parsons, Daily Telegraph
A carnival of cliffhangers and fiendish twists-and-turns - Sunday Express
Gyles Brandreth is a writer, performer, former MP and government whip whose career has ranged from hosting Have I Got News For You to starring in his own award-winning musical revue in London's West End. Currently a reporter with The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4's Just a Minute, his acclaimed Victorian detective stories - THE OSCAR WILDE MURDER MYSTERIES - are now being published in nineteen countries around the world and are currently in development for TV. All six books in the series, OSCAR WILDE AND THE CANDLELIGHT MURDERS, OSCAR WILDE AND THE RING OF DEATH, OSCAR WILDE AND THE DEAD MAN'S SMILE, OSCAR WILDE AND THE NEST OF VIPERS, OSCAR WILDE AND THE VATICAN MURDERS and OSCAR WILDE AND THE MURDERS AT READING GAOL are available from John Murray. You can find out more about the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries at www.oscarwildemurdermysteries.com and about Gyles Brandreth at www.gylesbrandreth.net