A Murder in Mayfair by Robert Barnard
A Novel of Suspense

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Can the rich get away with murder, or is there always a price? Two days in May bring Colin Pinnock’s career to a peak. His party wins a stunning election victory and he wins a new government office. What a pity that among the congratulations pouring in lurks one grubby card asking: “Who do you think you are?” Is this someone trying to put him down a peg, or is it someone holding damaging information? As he probes, he’s led back in time to an old political scandal and a murder case ushering a politician out of office, and out of sight ever after. Soon events in the present start tangling with those of the past and Colin finds himself facing something worse than the toppling of his career; his life is in danger. Barnard mixes fact with surmise from an actual 1980s murder case to great effect.

About Robert Barnard

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Robert Barnard is the winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievemetn and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards.  An eight-time Edgar nominee, he is a member of Britain's distinguished Detection Club, and in May 2003, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in mystery writing.  His most recent novel is A Stranger in the Family, published by Scribner in 2010. He lives with his wife, Louise, in Leeds, England.
Published March 21, 2013 by Scribner. 379 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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If Barnard is the Jane Austen of mystery writers, then this is his Sense and Sensibility: pleasantly sentimental, morally unambiguous, and relatively unsurprising.

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Shortly after accepting a junior ministerial post in the Labor government that came to power in the last British general election, MP Colin Pinnock receives a postcard bearing the stark question: ""Who Do You Think You Are?"" As this literate mystery thriller unfolds, it becomes clear that the au...

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