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The Player's Curse A Bella Wallis Mystery by Brian Thompson

The Player's Curse A Bella Wallis Mystery


The Player's Curse A Bella Wallis Mystery by Brian Thompson

Bella Wallis - respectable society widow with a secret identity as a writer of sensationalist novels - is now happily engaged to the love of her life, Philip Westland. But Westland's shadowy job, working for the British government, continually takes him abroad and away from the charismatic, impatient Bella. And then there is the matter of Westland's sister's incarceration in a French nunnery, a mystery about which he refuses to say a word. Bella is convinced that their future together can only be resolved by getting to the bottom of his secret. The resulting quest will take her from the Oval, and a vicious curse laid on champion batsman W.G Grace, to the desolate moors of Yorkshire, on the trail of some decidedly dangerous women and a surprisingly chatty hermit...

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A glorious heroine -- John Harvey Bella Wallis is a joy to follow * The Historical Novels Review * Thompson specialises in sharp, elliptical dialogue and brisk little glances into the murk that rises beyond Bella's window * Guardian * Brian Thompson writes well and there is a rich vein of humour * Daily Mail *

About the Author

Brian Thompson has written for the stage, radio, television, and is the author of four novels. He divides his time between Oxford, England, and the South of France.

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Publication date

4th August 2011


Brian Thompson

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Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing


256 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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