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Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer
 
 
Author
Wesley Stace.
Publisher Vintage  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780099546573
Pages/Publication Date 344/2011
Daedalus Item Code 31567
List Price: Import
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Two nights before Charles Jessold's opera—about a betrayed husband who murders his wife and her lover—is due to open in 1923 London, the brilliant but erratic composer is found dead, having apparently just murdered his wife and her lover, in this third novel by Wesley Stace (better known to some as folk-pop musician John Wesley Harding). Leslie Shepherd, a music critic and Jessold's collaborator on the opera, reflects on the scandalous affair in a dazzling, passionate and witty novel about the dangerous relationship between artist and critic.

"A tremendously imaginative novel.... Beneath its sparkling surface there are some very murky depths. A wonderfully disquieting read."—Sarah Waters

"His handling of dry comic dialogue and cynical affectation is reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse.... An intelligent, fun and thoughtful piece of fiction."—Independent on Sunday (London)

"We might have predicted that Wesley Stace—a fine novelist and a fine musician—would one day write a novel about music, but could we have predicted that it would be so brilliant? The dialogue sparkles, the prose glimmers, and for once you leave a novel not just haunted by the characters and the story, but humming the tunes. A delightful 'Opus 3'."—Jonathan Coe

 
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