Portrait of a Murderer
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Portrait of a Murderer : A Christmas Crime Story

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'Powerful and impressive ...there is a fine inevitability in the plot structure which gives it true tragic quality' - Dorothy L. SayersAdrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931. Thus begins a classic crime novel published in 1933, a riveting portrait of the psychology of a murderer. Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay at his lonely house, Kings Poplars. None of Gray's six surviving children is fond of him; several have cause to wish him dead. The family gathers on Christmas Eve - and by the following morning, their wish has been granted. This fascinating and unusual novel tells the story of what happened that dark Christmas night; and what the murderer did next.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 20mm | 224g
  • The British Library Publishing Division
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 071235686X
  • 9780712356862
  • 3,040

About Anne Meredith

Anne Meredith was the pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson (1899-1973), who is best known as the author of the Arthur Crook series of detective novels published under the name of Anthony Gilbert. She was a highly esteemed writer of crime fiction and a member of the elite Detection Club, but the 'Anne Meredith' books have long been unavailable.show more

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