November 4th, 2008

J. Catelain sigaretta

Brummell hard boiled

Je vien d'acheter in edition francaise le roman "La tabatiere empoisonnee", de Rosemary Stevens.
Voila' la presentation original du livre, qui fait partie d'une serie de romans avec George Brummell dans le role du protagoniste detective. Autre information ici:

"After receiving a series of death threats by post, the Prince of Wales feels that some time spent away from London will calm his frazzled nerves. So he escapes to Brighton — where Beau Brummell joins him as a guest. With guards posted at every door, the atmosphere is tense — especially under the scrutiny of Sir Simon. Hired by the Prince as his personal "food-taster," the odious baronet is a poor substitute for the polite company of London society that Beau is used to.
Some refinement appears in the form of a new blend of snuff prepared by Beau's good friend Petersham. Sir Simon insists on sampling it before the Prince — only to keel over dead. Now, Beau's friend is supected of trying to assassinate the Prince. In order to clear Petersham's name, Beau will have to turn his quizzing glass on the crime..."

"Beau Brummell, Regency London's Arbiter of Fashion, considers murder most unstylish and is pressed into action when he collars a killer.
In the days of Regency England, Beau Brummell stood as the uncrowned king of genteel Society. Whatever he wore was the height of fashion. Wherever he went was the place to be seen. And the last place one would expect to find him was in the middle of a murder mystery."