The Middle Temple Murder #ad - Thanks to his own vivid and realistic specials in the Watchman, everybody there had already become well and thoroughly acquainted with the mass of evidence represented by the nine witnesses who had been in the box before Mr. All this led up to the appearance of Mr. Aylmore entered it. They were familiar, too, with the facts which Mr.
The Shop Window Murders Detective Club Crime ClassicsCollins Crime Club #ad - Then a second body is discovered, and this striking tableau begins a baffling and complex case for Inspector Devenish of Scotland Yard. Vernon loder’s first book the mystery at stowe had endeared him in 1928 as ‘one of the most promising recruits to the ranks of detective story writers’. Inspired by the glamour of the legendary selfridges store on London’s Oxford Street, The Shop Window Murders followed, an entertaining and richly plotted example of the Golden Age deductive puzzle novel, one of his best mysteries for bafflement and ingenuity.
The Shop Window Murders Detective Club Crime Classics #ad - This detective club classic is introduced by nigel Moss, who looks at how Loder’s books are still acclaimed today by reviewers for being ‘as different from the standard whodunits of his colleagues as champagne is to soda water. ’. The delight of christmas shoppers at the unveiling of a london department store’s famous window display turns to horror when one of the mannequins is discovered to be a dead body…Mander’s Department Store in London’s West End is so famous for its elaborate window displays that on Monday mornings crowds gather to watch the window blinds being raised on a new weekly display.
On this particular monday, the onlookers quickly realise that one of the figures is in fact a human corpse, just a few weeks before Christmas, placed among the wax mannequins.
The Groote Park MurderSpitfire Publishers LTD #ad - He became a full-time writer in 1929 and moved to England with his wife Mary to live in Guildford. Vandam begins an investigation into the dead man, albert smith, the ‘king of detective story writers’, which takes the case from the wilds of South Africa to mountains and glens of Scotland, where a near-identical crime has been perpetrated…ABOUT THE AUTHORFreeman Wills Crofts, was one of the pre-eminent writers in the golden age of British crime fiction.
The construction is flawless’ the daily mail‘yet another instance of his unfailing ingenuity’ times literary supplement‘if there is a better writer of detective stories alive, I would like to know his name’ GLASGOW CITIZEN‘A detective novel by Freeman Wills Crofts is always an event’ THE DAILY EXPRESS‘Freeman Wills Crofts’ crimes are solved with dogged diligence and attention to detail… they seem to have improved with age.
The Groote Park Murder #ad - The independent‘supremely good’ yorkshire post‘freeman wills crofts is the only author who gives us intricate crime in fiction as it might really be, and not as the irreflective would like it to be’ THE OBSERVER ‘Brilliant… will delight all lovers of detective fiction’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH.
When a mutilated body is found beside a railway tunnel in Groote Park the tragedy appears a straightforward case of accidental death, but Middeldorp police Detective-Inspector Vandam senses foul play. Crofts’s most famous creation was scotland yard detective, Inspector French ‘As near the real thing as any sleuth in fiction’ THE SUNDAY TIMES.
He died in 1957. Praise for freeman wills crofts‘one of the classics of modern crime fiction’ new york times‘exactly what a detective novel should be – ingenious, lucid, reasonable, intricate and exciting’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH‘The author who goes from strength to strength with every book he writes.
Acclaimed by his contemporaries, agatha christie and Raymond Chandler, he wrote more than 30 detective novels and was a founder member of the hugely influential DETECTIVE CLUB.
The Deductions of Colonel Gore Detective Club Crime ClassicsCollins Crime Club #ad - But which one?once famous in the west end and on broadway for plays written as ‘Anthony Wharton’, Dublin-born Alexander McAllister had become a publican in Surrey when, as ‘Lynn Brock’, his writing career took off again with the creation of country detective Colonel Wickham Gore. Described by rose mcaulay as ‘a very clever writer: a gift for drawing life-like people and a lively sense of dramatic incident’, Brock became a pillar of the Golden Age with his Colonel Gore whodunits and pioneering psychological novels including the lurid Nightmare.
This detective club classic is introduced by rob reef, author of the John Stableford mysteries, and for the first time reprints the only Colonel Gore novella, Too Much Imagination, a country house murder story from a rare 1926 American pulp magazine. When the antagonist is found dead, Gore finds that civilian life can be as challenging as anything in the army, especially when one of your friends may have become a killer.
The Deductions of Colonel Gore Detective Club Crime Classics #ad - This brand new edition of the first novel to feature the officer and gentleman detective Colonel Wickham Gore includes the first ever reprint of the only Colonel Gore novella, Too Much Imagination. Colonel gore is reunited with old friends at a dinner party to mark his return from service in Africa, but is shocked to discover that one of them has fallen victim to a callous blackmailer.
Below the Clock Detective Club Crime ClassicsCollins Crime Club #ad - For the first time a murder had been committed in the House of Commons itself – and Amos Petrie faced the toughest case of his career. In below the clock, john victor turner – a journalist who as david hume had become known as ‘the new Edgar Wallace’ for creating Britain’s first hardboiled detective series – returned to classic Golden Age writing with an ingenious whodunit set at the heart of the establishment, a novel that did the unthinkable by turning Parliament into a crime scene and all its Members into murder suspects.
Below the Clock Detective Club Crime Classics #ad - This detective club classic is introduced by David Brawn, who looks at the distinguished crime-writing career of J. A classic golden age detective novel set at the heart of westminster, when the murder of the chancellor of the Exchequer threatens to topple the whole House of Cards…Many highly dramatic and historic scenes have been enacted below the clock of Big Ben, before the eyes of a chamber crowded to capacity for the Budget Speech, but none more sensational than on that April afternoon when, the Chancellor fell headlong to the floor with a resounding crash.
V. Turner and his alter egos nicholas Brady and David Hume, who achieved remarkable success with nearly 50 books in only 14 years.
Murder in the Bookshop Detective Club Crime ClassicsCollins Crime Club #ad - Murder in the bookshop is a story laced with criminality, locked rooms and bookish intricacies that any bibliophile will find irresistible. This detective club hardback is introduced by award-winning writer and authority on Golden Age detective fiction, and includes ‘The Shakespeare Title-Page Mystery’, Curtis Evans, a murderous tale of literary shenanigans that was one of the last pieces of detective fiction which Carolyn Wells ever published.
Book 50 in the detective club crime classics series is Carolyn Wells’ Murder in the Bookshop, a classic locked room murder mystery which will have a special resonance for lovers and collectors of Golden Age detective fiction. But when the police discover that a book worth $100, 000 is missing, detective Fleming Stone realises that some people covet rare volumes even more highly than other men’s wives, and embarks on one of his most dangerous investigations.
Murder in the Bookshop Detective Club Crime Classics #ad - A successful poet and children’s author, Carolyn Wells discovered mystery fiction in her forties and went on to become one of America’s most popular Golden Age writers. Penning 82 detective novels between 1909 and her death in 1942, she was mourned in 1968 by the great John Dickson Carr as one of mystery fiction’s ‘lost ladies now well lost’, and remains undeservedly neglected 50 years later.
Includes a bonus murder story: ‘The Shakespeare Title-Page Mystery’. When philip balfour is found murdered in a New York bookstore, the number one suspect is his librarian, a man who has coveted Balfour’s widow.
The Paddington Mystery Detective Club Crime ClassicsCollins Crime Club #ad - At the inquest, the jury found a verdict of ‘Death from Natural Causes’ – perhaps they were right, but yet. A special release of the very first crime novel by John Rhode, introducing Dr Priestley, the genius detective who would go on to appear in more than 70 bestselling crime novels during the Golden Age.
The Paddington Mystery Detective Club Crime Classics #ad - When harold merefield returned home in the early hours of a winter morning from a festive little party at that popular nightclub, the ‘Naxos’, he was startled by a gruesome discovery. On his bed was a corpse. There was nothing to show the identity of the dead man or the cause of his death. Harold determined to investigate the matter for himself and sought the help of Professor Priestley, who, by the simple but unusual method of logical reasoning, succeeded in throwing light upon what proved to be a very curious affair indeed.
This detective club classic is introduced by crime writing historian and expert Tony Medawar, who also wrote as Miles Burton and as Cecil Waye, who looks at how John Rhode, became one of the best-selling and most popular British authors of the Golden Age.
The CaskReading Essentials #ad - The Cask #ad - Although crofts is best remembered for his detective joseph french, hugely popular at the time, who he introduced in his fifth book, the first book, The Cask, remains one of his most important works, and considered by many critics one of the best and most important mystery books of all time. In a story that codified the “police procedural, as he investigates the case of a cask that, a methodical detective of Scotland Yard, arriving on the London docks, ” the book follows the work of Inspector Burnley, slips and cracks revealing contents that point to murder.
The Pit-Prop SyndicateMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - They give him two liters of petrol and send him on his way, but not before he sees something odd. The lorry he saw on the road was marked No. Stranded on a french highway, a wine merchant discovers a conspiracy Twenty-six kilometers from Bordeaux, Seymour Merriman’s motorcycle runs low on gas. 4, but it has been changed to No.
3—a peculiar incident that will lead Merriman into the greatest danger he has ever known. All he wanted was a few liters of petrol, but he has stumbled across the century’s most fiendish crime. Following it leads him to a mill, where an English firm manufactures pit-props for coal mines. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The Pit-Prop Syndicate #ad - . He is waiting for a passing motorist to come to his rescue when he notices a lorry turn down a nearby country road. With the help of a customs officer, Merriman looks into the mill’s business, and discovers that nothing about the little English firm is as it seems.
The Millionaire Mystery Black Heath Classic CrimeBlack Heath Editions #ad - Shortly after the death of millionaire Richard Marlow, the village of Heathton is rocked by the discover that the body has been stolen. Warrander is discovered with a fatal knife wound to the heart. When marlow's daughter vows not to marry until her father's body is discovered, her fiancee join forces with the local rector to discover the guilty party.
Further proof that something very nasty is afoot comes when Marlow's friend Dr. But are some secrets better left buried? A classic Edwardian murder mystery, first published in 1901.
Murder in the Mill-Race British Library Crime ClassicsPoisoned Pen Press #ad - Chief inspector macdonald faces one of his most difficult cases in a village determined not to betray its dark secrets to a stranger. It'd make trouble, and small societies want to avoid trouble. When dr raymond ferens moves to a practice at Milham in the Moor in North Devon, he and his wife are enchanted with the beautiful hilltop village lying so close to moor and sky.
Murder in the Mill-Race British Library Crime Classics #ad - At first, but soon they begin to uncover its secrets—envy, hatred, they see only its charm, and malice. Everyone says that sister monica, warden of a children's home, is a saint—but is she? A few months after the Ferens' arrival her body is found drowned in the mill-race. You may know about your neighbor's sins and shortcomings, but you must never name them aloud.
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder"Never make trouble in the village" is an unspoken law, but it's a binding law.