The Skull Beneath the Skin

The Skull Beneath the Skin

eBook - 2011
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Fading star Clarissa Lisle plans a spectacular comeback in a private performance of Webster's bloodcurdling tragedy The Duchess of Malfi , to be staged in an island castle owned by the eccentric collector Ambrose Gorringe. When she begins to receive poison-pen letters -- bearing death threats couched in Shakespearean quotations -- her husband hires young private detective Cordelia Gray to ensure her safety.

But before the curtain rises, one of the party will fall victim to a murderous blow, and as the suspense builds, it becomes clear to Cordelia that everyone confined within the walls of the castle seems to have an excellent motive for sending Clarissa Lisle "down, down to hell."

From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9780307400468
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Feb 16, 2017

I enjoy PD James and her plot twists. I had decided several times that I knew who had "done it' then several times revised my opinion. It was a satisfying read with a new, for me, heroine Cordelia Gray.

Mar 30, 2011

Not one of my favorites - lots of characters, too confusing.

Sep 08, 2010

Clever, with entertaining details from a wonderful writer.

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