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by Elliot Paul
Author: Elliot Paul
Publisher: Dover Pubns; First Edition, First ed. edition (April 1, 1988)
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Mayhem in B-Flat book. What follows lives up spectacularly to the title of Elliot Paul's mystery classic.
Mayhem in B-Flat book. Against a richly evoked background of Paris in the 1930s, Homer and Miriam deftly manage to mix serious detection with madcap adventure.
By 1925 Elliot Paul had already seen three of his novels published when he left America to join . Mayhem in B-Flat (1940). Fracas in the Foothills (1940)
By 1925 Elliot Paul had already seen three of his novels published when he left America to join many of his literary compatriots in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France. He had completed three more books when he suffered from a nervous breakdown and abruptly left Paris to recuperate in the Spanish village of Santa Eulalia on the island of Ibiza. Fracas in the Foothills (1940). The Death of Lord Haw Haw (as Brett Rutledge, 1940).
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Elliot Paul gives you plenty of laughs-and a bumper crop of homicide in this story that takes you from concert hall to cabaret to brothel, at racehorse speed. Even Homer has a hard time keeping up. Author Paul is a sly one. His quips are as fast as Miriam's lightning draw; his innuendos as innocent as a strip-teaser. If you're looking for deep-dyed detective problems, "Mayhem in B-Flat" is not for you. But if you want a hilarious evening, spend it with Homer, Miriam and the gang. Coachwhip Publications.
Elliot Paul believes that mystery and detective novels are too often mechanical .
Elliot Paul believes that mystery and detective novels are too often mechanical and dry, following well-worn patterns and lacking a legitimate degree of humor, love interest, and just plain good story telling. Several elements combine in this story to assure Mr. Paul of a highly satisfied audience. There is Homer Evans, who alone should make this book a rival to The Thin Man, and whose varied talents include both the ability for quick thinking in emergencies and a personality which ambassadors, taxi drivers, and beautiful girls find equally irresistible.
The American journalist and author Elliot Paul (1891-1958) was born in Massachusetts .
The American journalist and author Elliot Paul (1891-1958) was born in Massachusetts, served in France in WWI, and returned home to become a journalist and author. He returned to Paris in 1925 to become a writer and part of the fabled Jazz Age literary colony centered in Montparnasse. He was a friend of James Joyce and Gertrude Stein and was a great enthusiast of Stein’s writings. In Mayhem in B-flat, we learn that he believes that the Czerny School of Velocity was a form of aesthetic exercise that increased the listener’s powers of appreciation and lulled dangerous tendencies toward dynamic activity.
Surprisingly, Elliot Paul, the author, does not allow the humorous . Mayhem in B-Flat is the third story involving Homer Evans, an independently wealthy, well-educated, suave American with a penchant for solving complex mysteries.
Surprisingly, Elliot Paul, the author, does not allow the humorous situations that continually arise to undermine the mystery itself. Mayhem in B-Flat is a detection novel that challenges the reader. Dover Publications specializes in publishing works no longer in print. I particularly enjoy the Dover mystery and detective fiction series. The investigation of the theft of a rare Guarnerius violin during a public concert is unexpectedly complicated by multiple murders, gang warfare, mysterious poisons, and a possible escape from Devil's Island. The plot is unpredictable.
Set against the backdrop of bohemian Montparnasse, the story hurtles along at a breathless pace and in a tone of relentless good cheer, despite the rising body count. A rollicking, madcap comic mystery that will have you alternately laughing out loud and reading in silent amazement as the plot becomes more and more complex and the actions more extreme and unpredictable.
Thus the series of Best Detective Stories of the Year may reasonably lay some claim to being the most important . ~ ~ This chilling story from the maiden volume in the Best Detective series has several surprises in store.
Thus the series of Best Detective Stories of the Year may reasonably lay some claim to being the most important permanent general repository for the modern crime story.