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The Resource Curtain call, or, The distinguished thing : a novel, Anthony Quinn

Curtain call, or, The distinguished thing : a novel, Anthony Quinn

Label
Curtain call, or, The distinguished thing : a novel
Title
Curtain call, or, The distinguished thing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Quinn
Title variation
  • Curtain call
  • Distinguished thing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a sultry afternoon in the summer of 1936 a woman accidentally interrupts an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina Land, a West End actress, faces a dilemma : she's not supposed to be at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she may have seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed 'the Tie-Pin Killer' she realises that another woman's life could be at stake. Jimmy Erskine is the raffish doyen of theatre critics who fears that his star is fading: age and drink are catching up with him, and in his late-night escapades with young men he walks a tightrope that may snap at any moment. He has depended for years on his loyal and longsuffering secretary Tom, who has a secret of his own to protect. Tom's chance encounter with Madeleine Farewell, a lost young woman haunted by premonitions of catastrophe, closes the circle: it was Madeleine who narrowly escaped the killer's stranglehold that afternoon, and now walks the streets in terror of his finding her again. Curtain Call is a comedy of manners, and a tragedy of mistaken intentions. From the glittering murk of Soho's demi-monde to the grease paint and ghost-lights of theatreland, the story plunges on through smoky clubrooms, tawdry hotels and drag balls towards a denouement in which two women are stalked by the same killer. As bracing as a cold Martini and as bright as a new tie-pin, it is at once a deeply poignant love story, a murder mystery and an irresistible portrait of a society dancing towards the abyss
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinn, Anthony
Dewey number
823.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6117.U36
LC item number
C87 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Actresses
  • Theater critics
  • Secrecy
  • Murderers
  • Love affairs
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
Label
Curtain call, or, The distinguished thing : a novel, Anthony Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780224099585
Lccn
2014495743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn900622889
  • (OCoLC)900622889
Label
Curtain call, or, The distinguished thing : a novel, Anthony Quinn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780224099585
Lccn
2014495743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn900622889
  • (OCoLC)900622889

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