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The Riverside Villas Murder
  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141961750
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

The Riverside Villas Murder




Amis unfolds a chilling story of marital duplicity, sexual discovery and murder, new to Penguin Modern Classics

A mummy is stolen from a small town museum along with some Roman coins and a soaking wet man collapses in fourteen year old Peter Furneaux's living room bleeding from the head. What was a suspected student prank is followed by murder. At first it is impossible to see the connection, but the eccentric Colonel Manton does. With Peter's help the Colonel unravels a mystery that strikes fear into the heart of a genteel suburban neighbourhood and gives Peter rather more excitement than he bargained for at the tennis club social. This meticulously paced thriller shows Amis at his most subtle and daring.

  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141961750
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis has been described as 'the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century'. Born in 1922, he wrote over twenty novels, including Lucky Jim (1954), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction, The Old Devils (1986), which won the Booker Prize, and The Biographer's Moustache (1995). He also published several collections of short stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amis was awarded a CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in 1995.

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