Carnage on the Committee

When the chairperson of the prestigious Knapper-Warburton Literary Prize dies in suspicious circumstances, Robert Amiss wastes no time in summoning Baroness ‘Jack’ Troutbeck to step into the breach.

In deplorable taste and wickedly funny, this, the tenth in the Robert Amiss series, will consolidate the author’s reputation for scurrilous humour.

Pubilshed in the UK by Harper Collins. Published in the US by Poisoned Pen Press

Available as a hardback and paperback on Amazon.


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“This blithe series puts itself on the side of the angels by merrily, and staunchly, subverting every tenet of political correctness.”
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Praise for Carnage on the Committee:

Marvellously entertaining and iconoclastic series of satires on the British establishment. Ruth Dudley Edwards is a crime writer whom we should treasure – sharp, intelligent and gloriously politically incorrect.

Mail on Sunday

Like other venerable British institutions Ruth Dudley Edwards has gutted in previous mysteries, the literary cognoscenti (“the super-ciliati,” she calls them) hold no terror for this ribald satirist…

New York Times

[Ruth Dudley Edwards] writes ebullient novels filled with entertaining eccentrics.

The Times

Carnage on the Committee is satire at its best… Witty, irrelevant, and down right funny… With her robust language, on the spot assessment of the current situation, this is one of the funniest books that I have read in a long time.

Mystery Women

Sprightly, saucy and ingenious.

Sunday Times

Dudley Edwards is an equal opportunities satirist. She’s rude to every persuasion.

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