The Player's Curse A Bella Wallis Mystery

by Brian Thompson

The Player's Curse A Bella Wallis Mystery Synopsis

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...

The Player's Curse A Bella Wallis Mystery Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099539476
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Brian Thompson
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Brian Thompson

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.

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