A Black Tie Affair and Other Mystery Stories

by Elizabeth Elwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9780595712335
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9780595428502
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9780595871896

About the Book

"Classic murder mystery plots reminiscent of Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen."-Kirkus Discoveries

"The writing is assured and lively, and the logic is credible."-Barbara Kay, National Post columnist

Opera singer and part-time sleuth, Philippa Beary, returns in the second of a series of lighthearted mystery books featuring the Beary family. In A Black Tie Affair and Other Mystery Stories, Philippa-together with her feisty city councillor father and her detective inspector brother-foils would-be criminals in a variety of settings.

In the title story, set against the backdrop of the world of professional singing, Bertram Beary thwarts the poisoning of a beautiful prima donna during a New Year's Eve gala performance of Die Fledermaus. In "The Mephisto Waltz Jump," rivalry between two young champions at the skating rink results in a catastrophic accident-or was it an accident? And an abandoned dog becomes the key to the unravelling of a deadly plot in "A Grim Ferry Tale."

With subjects that range from political controversies to disasters at the Christmas pantomime, these nine intriguing stories will challenge mystery lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Elizabeth Elwood is the author of To Catch an Actress and Other Mystery Stories and the plays, Renovations and Casting for Murder. She also creates marionette musicals for Elihu Entertainment. Born in England, Elizabeth lives with her husband and family in Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit her online at www.elihuentertainment.com.