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Terry Pratchett - Maskerade

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 The Opera House, Ankh Morpork...

...a huge, rambling building, where masked figures and hooded shadows do wicked deeds in the wings...

...where dying the death on stage is a little more than just a metaphor...

...where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by an evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress...

Where...

...there's a couple of old ladies in pointy hats eating peanuts in the gods and looking up at the big chandelier and saying things like: 'There's an accident waiting to happen if ever I saw one.'

Yes...Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld's greatest witches are back for an innocent night out at the opera.

So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment with murders you can really hum...)

 

Facts about 'Maskerade'
No. in series 18

Price

(In bookstores)

5.99
Pages 285 (Hard Back Copy)
Main Characters Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Agnes Nitt, Mr Bucket, Mr Salzella.
Additional Notes

This is a super book, which I really enjoyed. I thought it was a great who-dunnit which combines a serious genre with a comical writer with superb ease. It is obviously a play on Opera and Musicals in general. For example, a play called 'Miserable Les' and secret catacombs under the Opera house and the ghost, la 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Basically, there's a ghost in the Opera house who keeps on commiting murder. Eventually the watch are called in and Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax have to aid the search for the identity of the ghost.

 

Purchasing this book online

WHSmith Online Barnes and Noble Waterstones Bol

 

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