Champagne Kisses, Cyanide Dreams: A Mystery

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208 x 141 mm. 256pp Illustrated... [In stock in Australia, for immediate delivery]

'Growing up in Manhattan and attending Groton and Harvard, I learned to tolerate many frightful people. But you have to draw the line somewhere. I drew the line at Mildred Silk'

Thus are we introduced to Jason Arnold, occasional writer, bon vivant, one-time murder suspect (acquitted), and acerbic observer of his world - the island of Martha's Vineyard - the exclusive preserve of the rich, the privileged, and the famous. And few are more determinedly rich, privileged, or famous than Mildred Silk.

Famous most of all for her acid tongue and general mean-spiritedness, Millie? - who knows everyone and everything worth knowing about everyone on the Vineyard - is about to publish an extravagant, no-holds-barred memoir. But the presses may never roll, for she is murdered at her own party, in plain sight of nearly two dozen witnesses.

The entire island, including her admirers and enemies, is aghast. Identifying the murder weapon proves easy: the tell-tale odour of bitter almonds could only mean cyanide. Rounding up the suspects is equally easy: the killer must have been present at the party. But to pinpoint the culprit is another story; every last one of the guests seems to have had an excellent motive for doing Millie in.

As the police begin to investigate, and all the suspects' stories begin to unravel, the most likely candidates also begin to die, mysteriously, all apparently by cyanide. Who could be responsible? What secrets could possibly have driven one of them to commit murder?

Champagne Kisses, Cyanide Dreams is a frequently sarcastic, often hilarious, and unflaggingly thrilling tour through the celebrity mansions, gardens - and morgues - of a Vineyard most tourists never see. Ralph Graves is a suave and urbane guide who manages to tell a wonderful story (with a totally unexpected dénouement) while managing to be very funny, very suspenseful, and, just like this book, always very entertaining.

'I salute Ralph Graves for his nifty detail and his consummate gift of surprise' - Norman Mailer

'Rich, sophisticated, vivid: the kind of sweeping, lusty adventure novel we never get anymore' - Shana Alexander.
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(9781567922417)

SKU 9781567922417
Barcode # 9781567922417
Brand Godine
Artist / Author Ralph GRAVES

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