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By Fredric Brown

ISBN-10: 0012305421

ISBN-13: 9780012305423

BILL TRACY, ex-newspaperman and radio script author, needed to discover who was once utilizing his homicide plots... for keeps.

Brown's novel approximately an ex-reporter who, upset together with his occupation writing a radio cleaning soap opera, appears to create a brand new express, dubbed "Murder will be Fun," and alter genres. issues get dicey while killings ensue, utilizing our hero's unpublished scripts as a template.

First released 1948

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Joyce était-elle ou non une gentille petite ? — Vous oubliez qu’elle est morte. — Morte ou vivante, cela ne change rien. Peut-être que si elle avait été une enfant modèle, elle ne se serait pas fait tuer. — Je ne vois pas en quoi son caractère aurait pu précipiter sa fin ? — Qui sait… Savez-vous qu’elle prétendait avoir été témoin d’un meurtre ? — Oh, ça ! rétorqua Mrs. Drake avec dédain. — Je présume, d’après votre ton, que vous ne prêtez aucun crédit à son histoire ? — Certainement pas. Quelle bêtise !

En effet. Je l’ai même revérifiée et ma tâche n’a pas été aisée. Voici le résultat de mon enquête. « Liste des personnes présentes chez Mrs. Drake durant la préparation de la soirée, donnée à l’occasion de la Fête du Potiron. » Mrs. Drake. ) Mrs. Butler. Mrs. Oliver. Miss Whittaker. ) Révérend Charles Cotterell. ) Simon Lampton. ) Miss Lee. ) Ann Reynolds. Joyce Reynolds. Nicholas Ransom. Desmond Holland. Beatrice Ardley. Cathie Grant. Diana Brent. Mrs. Carlton. ) Mrs. Minden. ) Mrs. Goodbody.

Levant les yeux sur la jolie façade, Ariadne Oliver remarqua : — On ne penserait jamais qu’un crime a été commis derrière ces murs, n’est-ce pas ? — Non, évidemment. Après avoir examiné la pièce qui m’intéresse, j’aimerais que vous m’accompagniez auprès de la mère de la victime. Cet après-midi, Spencer m’aura fixé un rendez-vous avec l’inspecteur local, un Mr. Raglan. S’il me reste quelques loisirs, alors je me rendrai chez le médecin et la directrice d’école. À six heures, je suis de nouveau attendu chez Spencer pour prendre le thé et faire la connaissance d’Elspeth, sa sœur, afin que nous revenions tous trois sur notre conversation de ce matin.

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