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Author Wilkinson, Ellen Cicely, 1891-1947, author.

Title The Division bell mystery / Ellen Wilkinson ; with a preface by Rachel Reeves and an introduction by Martin Edwards.

Edition First U.S. edition.
Publication Info. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F WILKINSO    AVAILABLE
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Description 230 pages ; 20 cm
Note Originally published : London: G. G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1932.
Summary 'Through the double clamour of Big Ben and the shrill sound of the bell rang a revolver shot.' A financier is found shot in the House of Commons. Suspecting foul play, Robert West, a parliamentary private secretary, takes on the role of amateur sleuth. Used to turning a blind eye to covert dealings, West must now uncover the shocking secret behind the man's demise, amid distractions from the press and the dead man's enigmatic daughter. Originally published in 1932, this was the only mystery novel to be written by Ellen Wilkinson, one of the first women to be elected to Parliament. Wilkinson offers a unique insider's perspective of political scandal, replete with sharp satire.
Subject Westminster Palace (London, England) -- Fiction.
Capitalists and financiers -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Private secretaries -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Political corruption -- England -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Mystery fiction.
Genre Satirical literature.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
ISBN 9781464210853 (softcover)
1464210853 (softcover)
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