Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile

Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile

A Mystery

Book - 2009
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Playwright and raconteur Oscar Wilde embarks on another adventure as he sets sail for America in the 1880s on a roller coaster of a lecture tour. But the adventure doesn't truly begin until Oscar boards an ocean liner headed back across the Atlantic and joins a motley crew led by French impresario Edmond La Grange. As Oscar becomes entangled with the La Grange acting dynasty, he suspects that all is not as it seems. What begins with a curious death at sea soon escalates to a series of increasingly macabre tragedies once the troupe arrives in Paris to perform Hamlet. A strange air of indifference surrounds these seemingly random events, inciting Oscar to dig deeper, aided by his friends Robert Sherard and the divine Sarah Bernhardt. What he discovers is a horrifying secret -- one that may bring him closer to his own last chapter than anyone could have imagined.

As intelligent as it is beguiling, this third installment in the richly historical mystery series is sure to captivate and entertain.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
ISBN: 9781439137284
1439137285
9781416534853
1416534857
Characteristics: 365 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm.

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mjwhite2
Feb 28, 2014

Book 3

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Palomino
Apr 16, 2012

I wouldn't pay money for this book, but I'll read more in the series if the library has them. The actual Oscar Wilde lines are especially good :-)

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