Death Makes a Prophet (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

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By John Bude, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
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Description


Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

The 'stranger in a strange land' premise works really well in this revived mystery...Bude infuses the tale with comic commentary throughout. --Booklist

'Small hostilities were growing; vague jealousies were gaining strength; and far off, wasn't there a nebulous hint of approaching tragedy in the air?'

Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home--vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment, jealousy and dark secrets--which eventually lead to murder. The stage is set for one of Inspector Meredith's most bizarre and exacting cases.

This witty crime novel by a writer on top form is a neglected classic of British crime fiction.

About the Author


JOHN BUDE was the pseudonym of Ernest Elmore (1901-1957), an author of the golden age of crime fiction. Elmore was a cofounder of the Crime Writers' Association, and worked in the theatre as a producer and director.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781464209024
ISBN-10: 1464209022
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics