Death and the Chaste Apprentice by Robert Barnard

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At the Ketterick Arts Festival no one relishes the dubious art of innuendo more than Des Capper, a font of dubious gossip and unwanted advice. To the horror of the actors and singers performing at the Festival, Des has been promoted to landlord of the Saracen’s Head, the Elizabethan inn that is at the Festival’s heart. And when Des toddles off to meet his maker, courtesy of someone’s helpful shove, only his wretched wife can summon up a tear. Readers, meanwhile, will have trouble containing their snickers at the wickedly witty characterizations.

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 April 2, 2013 by Scribner. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Irreverently humorous, inventive Barnard ( At Death's Door ) captivates readers with his latest effort, this one enhanced by the ambience of the Saracen's Head outside London where performers have gat

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