Closed Circle Paperback – Jan 1 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
British novelist Goddard's thriller of deception and conspiracy takes place in Europe between the world wars.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Guy Horton and Max Wingate, both disaffected veterans of World War I, have roamed the world as partners in various confidence games. Amid Depression-era gloom they court English heiress Diana Charnwood with hopes of quick financial gain. Their callow scheme leads, however, to murder and a harsh moral education as Guy's investigation of the homicides unexpectedly uncovers those responsible for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The author of Hand in Glove (Poseidon, 1993) begins his new novel with hijinks reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse but soon establishes moral quandaries worthy of Graham Greene. Carefully plotted and elegantly phrased, this is at once a suspenseful mystery and a thoughtful examination of the lingering effects of evil.
- Albert E. Wilhelm, Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Could anyone out there tell me which of his novels are the very best, and in which order? I've tried to order Past Caring, which I hear is fantastic, but haven't gotten a copy yet. Thanks!
Written in beautiful prose, the likeable and believable characters in Mr. Goddard's novels stumble through twists and turns, uncovering truths that turn out to be lies in the end.
A lot of research and a great feel for the times that the story takes place in (the 1930's in this case) are another trademark of Mr. Goddard's skills.
Reading any Robert Goddard novel is like watching a Hitchcock movie, and "Closed Circle" is one of the best.