AT DEATHÕS DOOR
Edition: First printing.
London: Collins, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Barnard's 16th mystery - "Caroline and Roderick Cotterel live a quiet life in Sussex with their grown, retarded daughter and Roderick's senile, bedridden father Benedict, a once-famous and notorious novelist. But when Roderick's half-sister Cordelia asks to visit and look through Benedict's papers, things liven up. Their father's illegitimate daughter, she is writing a biography of her mother, Dame Myra Mason, a renowned actress whose rancorous break-up with their father had been much publicized. The biography will be more in the line of an expose , and no one is surprised when Dame Myra herself shows up to put a stop to it." Nor is anyone surprised when she is found murdered. (Publisher's Weekly) 183 pp. ISBN: 0-68419001.
Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.