Styled on the old fashioned, complicated mysteries beloved by Perry Mason fans. The sort of classic tales where everyone's story keeps chaning and no one would dream of calling the cops.Old Vincent Farwell announces at a house party that he will not extend his $1.5 million loan to Ellandy Jewels. The six young people assembled, all with varied interests in the company, leaStyled on the old fashioned, complicated mysteries beloved by Perry Mason fans. The sort of classic tales where everyone's story keeps chaning and no one would dream of calling the cops.Old Vincent Farwell announces at a house party that he will not extend his $1.5 million loan to Ellandy Jewels. The six young people assembled, all with varied interests in the company, leave to consider their options. Then one by one or in pairs, they return to Vincent's house, find he's been murdered, draw assorted conclusions about which of the others did it, and proceed to alter the scene according to their intentions....
|Title||:||But He Was Already Dead When I Got There|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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But He Was Already Dead When I Got There Reviews
Had searched for this author last century, then never read the one book I got. Was distracted during the first part of it. The constant rearranging of the crime scene was fun and very cinematic or TV-crime-show like. The suspects only became people once the cops met them. The references to classic b/w actors was nice. Otherwise, I'm not sure. Paul based it on the line that is said in every Perry Mason show she ever saw, and dedicates it to the good oldfashioned thrillers with real stories instead of explosions, but it's not like P.G.Wodehouse, as the cover claims. The characters are purposely drawn to not be cared about, but above mentioned moments don't make it have enough style to pull that off, IMO. Then again I never got round to reading Mitford or Pym.
read in April 1994another witty mystery involving less than sympathetic characters who deal with things in somewhat unethical ways
The six people visiting wheelchair-bound Vincent Farwell are all interested in the success of EllanDy Jewelry company. But Uncle Vincent (to the wife of one of the partners) is going to call in his one and a half million dollar loan, and he won't listen to reason. As the night progresses, one after another of the group sneaks back into the room, only to find--well, read the title. Then the two resident servants take a hand, too. It's a lot for Lt. Toomey and Sgt. Rizzuto to disentangle, but soon there's only one person who could have, would have, committed murder.