Move Your Blooming Corpse: An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery

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In an inventive continuation of George Bernard’s Shaw beloved play “Pygmalion”, Eliza Doolittle’s father is now the proud co-owner of a prize racehorse, Donegal Dancer. However, disaster ensues on the racetrack when a political radical runs out onto the track and is trampled, and meanwhile, a body is discovered in the stable. Between rubbing elbows with the English gentry at lavish picnics and afternoon teas, Eliza and her mentor, Henry Higgins, strive to solve the strange series of murders that seems to be centered around the racetrack. Can they find the culprit before Eliza’s father and friends come to harm?

This book is a total delight to read. It contains several throwbacks to the beloved classic “Pygmalion” as well as advancing into new territory, including the spread of the British suffragette movement and English racing culture in the early 1900s. The characters are remarkably true to Shaw’s original depiction—Eliza Doolittle is just as plucky as ever, and with the ever-irascible Henry Higgins in tow. Move Your Blooming Corpse is an adaptation that was begging to be written. The story keeps you guessing at every step, and provides endless entertainment all along the way.

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Author D. E. Ireland
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Minotaur Books
Publish Date 2015-Sep-22
ISBN 9781250049360
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Issue December 2015
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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