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...
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Brian Thompson was born in London in 1935 and now lives in Oxford. He has written two award-winning volumes of memoir: Keeping Mum (2006), winner of the Costa Prize for Biography and the PEN/Ackerley Prize, and Clever Girl (2007), longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The Player's Curse is the third Bella Wallis mystery, following The Widow's Secret, and The Captain's Table. A fourth and final volume is planned.More About Brian Thompson