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Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart Paperback – Oct 13 1988

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (Oct. 13 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751512338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751512335
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.5 x 18 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 100 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,388,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher

Singers and musicians are gathered for a course in folk music that will occupy a weekend in the fantastic country mansion called Follymead. Most come only to sing or to listen, but one or two have non–musical scores to settle. When brilliantly talented Liri Palmer sings “Black, black, black is the color of my true–love’s heart! His tongue is like a poisoned dart, The coldest eyes and the lewdest hands…, ”she clearly has a message for someone in the audience. Passions run high. There is murder brewing at Follymead. A classic mystery by Ellis Peters.

About the Author

Ellis Peters is one of the pseudonyms of Edith Pargeter who wrote several books under her own name and also Peter Benedict, Jolyon Carr and John Redfern. She was the recipient of the Crime Writers Association and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa227ac0c) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0xa1fe4f54) out of 5 stars Music For Murder June 22 2005
By Gary F. Taylor - Published on
Format: Paperback
Best known for her "Brother Cadfael" series, Ellis Peters (1913-1985) was also the author of thirteen novels featuring Inspector George Felse. Published in 1967, BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HEART is the sixth novel in that series. Like most of Peters' work, it is a lightly written, enjoyable read.

In this novel, Inspector Felse's son Dominic and his girlfriend Tossa are attending a weekend course on folk music at Follymead--but not all the interest involved is of a musical variety. Singing star Lucien Galt draws all eyes; ballad singer Liri Palmer makes it plain from the stage that she loathes him; and television host Dickie Meurice seems determined to fan the flames for the sake of his own ego. It is all in a day's work in the music business... until two men disappear from the college under very mysterious circumstances and Inspector Felse is called in to determine if foul play is afoot.

Peters will never compare to the great masters of the mystery genre, but she can be quite a lot of fun in her own right, and MY TRUE LOVE'S HEART is among the best of her Felse novels. The book has considerable atmosphere, the characters are memorable, and the plot is very tight indeed. Recommended for first timers and old fans alike.

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HASH(0xa1f6406c) out of 5 stars Ellis Peters wrote a good book Aug. 3 2013
By Sandra Hinton - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Good writing and very good plot. The author keeps us in suspense while making it so real we feel like we know the town, the people and their peculiarities. A true page turner and her characters are such as we are. Good, bad, indifferent as truly we all are.

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