Mayhem in B-Flat (A Homer Evans Murder Mystery)

By: Paul, Elliot

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(no dust jacket) [nice solid copy, minor edgewear, some darkening to cloth along edges of spine, tiny bookseller's label on ffep]. The third Homer Evans tale, in a genre we might call "screwball mystery" -- or as critic William DeAndrea described the Evans books, "absurdist, almost surreal farces, populated by likable loonies somehow involved in murder cases that didn’t have to make much sense [but] just had to serve as a framework for the craziness.” This one, set in Paris, involves Homer and his girlfriend/sidekick Miriam trying to solve the mystery of a stolen violin (although "solving the mystery" is never really the central concern in an Evans book); various and sundry gangsters and other crooks are involved, as well as girls, girls, and more girls, and lots and lots of alcohol.

Title: Mayhem in B-Flat (A Homer Evans Murder Mystery)

Author: Paul, Elliot

Categories: Fiction: Mystery/Detective,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1940)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 8522

Keywords: Homer Evans Music France Detectives