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Sleighed To Death

by Jane10 August 2017
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Sleighed To Death by Peter Gordon
Published by Josef Weinberger
4F, 4M

From the publishers:

1930’s England, Christmas Eve in the manor house of the bumbling aristocrat, Sir Walton Gates and his wife Grace. His daughter from a previous marriage arrives from town with her new companion in tow, the dashing James Washington and added to the mix is Sir Walton’s estranged brother Archie, recently returned from years spent in Australia, bringing with him an appetite for mischief and a dodgy accent.

Enter England’s most confused police officer, Sergeant Pratt, who unwittingly kicks a hornet’s nest of English gentility and the evening soons descends into chaos with hilarious consequences. Magic tricks will fail miserably, shots will inadvertently ring out and identities will be confused, but can Pratt identify the individual with murderous intent before a body is found? Probably not … in the new prequel to the Inspector Pratt Trilogy, Sleighed To Death takes us back to the ignominious start of Inspector Pratt’s career and we discover that his early life as a policeman is no less hilarious.

Peter Gordon is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights. The Inspector Pratt trilogy – spoofs of the Agatha Christie genre of whodunits – have been described as “deliciously wicked” and “hilarious and very clever”. Collectively, Murdered To Death, Secondary Cause of Death and Death By Fatal Murder have had over one thousand professional and amateur tours/productions around the world.

Peter’s modern comedies include The Reunion, Out of Focus, Third Week in August, Generations Apart, Seeds of Doubt, Par For The Course and the one-act play Slim Chance. Peter has also written the television adaptation of Generations Apart. He now lives near York.

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