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Dr Ruth Dudley Edwards was born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland. Since she graduated she has lived in England, where she has been a teacher, a Cambridge postgraduate student, a marketing executive, a civil servant and, finally, a freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster. An historian and prize-winning biographer, her recent non-fiction includes the authorized history of The Economist, a portrait of the British Foreign Office and a book about the newspaper world of the mid-twentieth century. She uses her knowledge of the British establishment in her satirical crime novels: targets so far include the civil service, gentlemen's clubs, Cambridge colleges, the House of Lords, the Church of England, publishing, literary prizes and - always - political correctness. She has three times been short-listed for awards from the Crime Writers' Association.

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"English crime at its most understated...Despite a corunucopia of corpses, the author's cool appraisal of the subtleties of the civil service mind is delightful. The juxtaposition of a superintendent used to a different type of criminal mind and that of a civil servant, whose sense of the ridiculous helps the elegant untangling of apparently intractable clues, is the key to the book's success." --Lisanne Radice, The London Times "Cleverly constructed and lightly written, this novel shows that, in the age of postmodernism and metaphysical detection, the unembellished story can still hold its own." --Patricia Craig, Books and Bookmen"Edwards's brilliant mix of farce and mystery...The author delivers a jolt with each development in the case and the final one is a thunderclap." --Publishers Weekly "A witty and elegant tale of wrongdoing in Whitehall, where our rulers stab each other in the back, both literally and metaphorically...a splendid murder story." --Keith Jeffery, Times Literary Supplement "A rather offbeat novel about murders in the higher echelons of the British civil service...The plotting and writing are good, and - just as important - the unflattering look at the workings of the British bureaucracy is convincing." --New York Times - in 'Notable Books of the Year' 1982 "As funny as Yes Minister, if rather more savage." --Tribune "An honest, witty, sometimes jaundiced and occasionally malicious view of that great British institution, the civil service." --The Economist "A pleasantly talky, old-fashioned whodunit - with informative satire of politician-vs-civil-servant tangles in Whitehall bureaucracy." --Kirkus Reviews "English crime at its most understated Despite a corunucopia of corpses, the author s cool appraisal of the subtleties of the civil service mind is delightful.The juxtaposition of a superintendent used to a different type of criminal mind and that of a civil servant, whose sense of the ridiculous helps the elegant untangling of apparently intractable clues, is the key to the book s success." --Lisanne Radice, "The ""London ""Times""Cleverly constructed and lightly written, this novel shows that, in the age of postmodernism and metaphysical detection, the unembellished story can still hold its own." --Patricia Craig, "Books and Bookmen""Edwards s brilliant mix of farce and mystery The author delivers a jolt with each development in the case and the final one is a thunderclap." --"Publishers Weekly""""""A witty and elegant tale of wrongdoing in Whitehall, where our rulers stab each other in the back, both literally and metaphorically a splendid murder story." --Keith Jeffery, "Times Literary Supplement""""""A rather offbeat novel about murders in the higher echelons of the British civil service The plotting and writing are good, and just as important the unflattering look at the workings of the British bureaucracy is convincing." --"New York Times" in Notable Books of the Year 1982"As funny as "Yes Minister," if rather more savage." --"Tribune""""An honest, witty, sometimes jaundiced and occasionally malicious view of that great British institution, the civil service." --"The Economist""""A pleasantly talky, old-fashioned whodunit with informative satire of politician-vs-civil-servant tangles in Whitehall bureaucracy." --"Kirk""us Reviews"" "English crime at its most understated...Despite a corunucopia of corpses, the author's cool appraisal of the subtleties of the civil service mind is delightful. The juxtaposition of a superintendent used to a different type of criminal mind and that of a civil servant, whose sense of the ridiculous helps the elegant untangling of apparently intractable clues, is the key to the book's success." --Lisanne Radice, "The ""London ""Times" "Cleverly constructed and lightly written, this novel shows that, in the age of postmodernism and metaphysical detection, the unembellished story can still hold its own." --Patricia Craig, "Books and Bookmen""Edwards's brilliant mix of farce and mystery...The author delivers a jolt with each development in the case and the final one is a thunderclap." --"Publishers Weekly"" "" ""A witty and elegant tale of wrongdoing in Whitehall, where our rulers stab each other in the back, both literally and metaphorically...a splendid murder story." --Keith Jeffery, "Times Literary Supplement"" "" ""A rather offbeat novel about murders in the higher echelons of the British civil service...The plotting and writing are good, and - just as important - the unflattering look at the workings of the British bureaucracy is convincing." --"New York Times" - in 'Notable Books of the Year' 1982 "As funny as "Yes Minister," if rather more savage." --"Tribune"" ""An honest, witty, sometimes jaundiced and occasionally malicious view of that great British institution, the civil service." --"The Economist"" ""A pleasantly talky, old-fashioned whodunit - with informative satire of politician-vs-civil-servant tangles in Whitehall bureaucracy." --"Kirk""us Reviews" "English crime at its most understated...Despite a corunucopia of corpses, the author's cool appraisal of the subtleties of the civil service mind is delightful. The juxtaposition of a superintendent used to a different type of criminal mind and that of a civil servant, whose sense of the ridiculous helps the elegant untangling of apparently intractable clues, is the key to the book's success." --Lisanne Radice, "The ""London ""Times" "Cleverly constructed and lightly written, this novel shows that, in the age of postmodernism and metaphysical detection, the unembellished story can still hold its own." --Patricia Craig, "Books and Bookmen" "Edwards's brilliant mix of farce and mystery...The author delivers a jolt with each development in the case and the final one is a thunderclap." --"Publishers Weekly" " " " " "A witty and elegant tale of wrongdoing in Whitehall, where our rulers stab

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