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    • ISBN:9781472102676
    • Publication date:18 Oct 2012
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Thus Was Adonis Murdered

Number 1 in Series

By Sarah Caudwell

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The very first of Sara Caudwell's humorous and delightful legal mysteries reissued with a brand new cover.

When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few metres away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue.

Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the tax man, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?

Biographical Notes

Sarah Caudwell studied Law at St Ann's College, Oxford and practised as a barrister for several years in Lincoln's Inn. She later specialised in international tax planning at a major London bank, and at the same time started to write.

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  • ISBN: 9781780339276
  • Publication date: 18 Oct 2012
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Constable
Without doubt, one of the funniest crime writers - ever! — Mike Ripley
Witty, clever... an elaborately plotted, very English and charming story. — Publishers Weekly
A finely honed, icily witty gem of detective fiction. — Mystery News
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