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Death on the Riviera (Superintendent William Meredith #4)

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Title:Death on the Riviera (Superintendent William Meredith #4)
Author:
Elmore, Ernest  Writing under the pseudonym: Bude, John   
(3 of 5 for author by title)
The Lake District Murder (Superintendent William Meredith #1)
The Cornish Coast Murder
Published:   1952
Publisher:Macdonald & Co.
Tags:fiction, mystery
Description:

When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon, an amiable policeman from Nice, Meredith must trace the whereabouts of Chalky Cobbett, crook and forger. Soon their interest centres on the Villa Paloma, the residence of Nesta Hedderwick, an eccentric Englishwoman, and her bohemian house guests among them her niece, an artist, and a playboy. Before long, it becomes evident that more than one of the occupants of the Villa Paloma has something to hide, and the stage is set for murder.

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Author Bio for Elmore, Ernest

Ernest Carpenter Elmore (1901–1957) was an English theatre producer and director, and writer of crime and fantasy novels. He wrote his crime novels under the pseudonym John Bude.

Writing as John Bude, Elmore published thirty crime novels, with Inspector William Meredith appearing in most of them. The first two, both of which were published in 1935, were The Lake District Murder and The Cornish Coast Murder, followed the next year by The Sussex Downs Murder. These three have since been reprinted by the British Library. Elmore was a founder member of the Norfolk-based Crime Writers' Association in 1953.

Straddling the crime novels were several works of humorous fantasy written under his own name, the most well-known being: The Steel Grubs (1928), This Siren Song (1930) (which features some MacGuffins), and The Lumpton Gobbelings (1954) (about an invasion of naked little people who scandalize the local villagers). Including the children's book, Snuffly Snorty Dog (1946), Elmore wrote a total of seven books in his own name.

Fellow British crime author Martin Edwards commented: "Bude writes both readably and entertainingly. His work may not have been stunning enough to belong with the greats, but there is a smoothness and accomplishment about even his first mystery, The Cornish Coast Murder, which you don't find in many début mysteries."

—Wikipedia

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