Troubador Tongued With Fire

Released: 28/07/2019

ISBN: 9781838590093

Format: Paperback

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Tongued With Fire

A Story of Family Pride and Murder

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“I always look forward to the next book by Norman Russell.... One to read slowly, and savour like a fine wine.” – MyShelf’s review of the ‘Oxford’ series 

Frank Renfield, Baron Renfield of Renfield Hall, will go to any lengths to preserve his noble heritage. Along with his fiercely determined wife Carole, he concocts a plan to marry their daughter to Karl Langer, a young American millionaire - a union that will solve all Frank’s urgent problems. Unfortunately for her parents, Jessica is in love with Alan Lavender, a handsome, but crude young man.

When Alan’s uncle is found murdered, suspicion immediately falls on Frank as a result of his uneasy relationship with the man. The Renfields throw a lavish birthday party for Carole, but the evening is tainted when Alan is killed and a young man shoots himself dead. And things take a sharp turn for the worse when another, unconnected, murder is laid at Frank’s door.

Can Frank prove his innocence? And will the murderer be caught before they strike again?

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Norman Russell

Norman Russell is an academic writer and novelist.An Oxford Scandal is the third in his Inspector Antrobus series of novels set in the ancient university city in the last years of the nineteenth century. He has had twenty novels published, including his Victorian thrillers featuring Inspector Box, and the Inspector Jackson series, set in rural Warwickshire. His published academic works include The Novelist and Mammon (1986), contributions to The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens (1999)and annotated texts of Catholic interest translated from French. He is a graduate of Oxford and London universities, and a Member of the Society of Authors.

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