A scandal in Belgravia
Murder pays no respect to rank...or the neighborhood.
And so it happened that young aristocrat Timothy Wycliffe was bludgeoned to death in his elegantly furnished flat in Belgravia by a person or persons unknown. Unknown, in fact, for 30 years.
Then the dead man's friend Peter Proctor--once a young man on his way up in the diplomatic service, now a retired Member of Parliament--seeks an antidote to boredom by attempting to write his own memoirs. Unfortunately, they seem to be creating more problems than he anticipated, and not just of the writer's block variety. Peter keeps getting sidetracked by speculations on Timothy's death. The murder was allegedly accomplished by a beating from one of his boyfriends. But Peter can't accept so simple a solution, so he begins to probe the past. In so doing, he opens a fascinating window on British society during the 1950s and its changing--and unchanging--mores since.
|Grouped Work ID||332b9be3-569d-9e3f-1879-d9498954c9f9|
|Grouping Title||scandal in belgravia|
|Grouping Author||barnard robert|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-15 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-18 02:01:48AM|
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|display_description||This unique murder mystery is both a penetrating analysis of a decaying social class and a deeply moving personal story of two men: Peter Proctor, recently retired as a senior British cabinet minister, and Timothy Wycliffe, a young aristocrat who was bludgeoned to death more than thirty years ago. Once close friends, their relationship had gradually faded; even Wycliffe's shocking murder caused relatively little impact on his friends and the national press, who were distracted that week by more momentous events in the news. Only now, over three decades later, does Wycliffe's death become Proctor's obsession. At the end of a long and distinguished career, Proctor decides to write his memoirs, and finds his mind overtaken by memories of Timothy Wycliffe. It is only in probing the past and discovering the shocking truth of Wycliffe's murder that Proctor will find peace.|
|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery fiction|
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Social classes -- Fiction
|title_display||A scandal in Belgravia|
|title_full||A scandal in Belgravia / Robert Barnard|
A scandal in Belgravia [electronic resource] / Robert Barnard
|title_short||A scandal in Belgravia|