Portrait of a Murderer : A Christmas Crime Story Paperback / softback
Part of the British Library Crime Classics series
'Powerful and impressive ...there is a fine inevitability in the plot structure which gives it true tragic quality' - Dorothy L.
SayersAdrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.
Thus begins a classic crime novel published in 1933, a riveting portrait of the psychology of a murderer.
Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay at his lonely house, Kings Poplars.
None of Gray's six surviving children is fond of him; several have cause to wish him dead.
The family gathers on Christmas Eve - and by the following morning, their wish has been granted.
This fascinating and unusual novel tells the story of what happened that dark Christmas night; and what the murderer did next.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: British Library Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/09/2017
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780712356862
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