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The Resource Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, [edited by Martin Edwards]

Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, [edited by Martin Edwards]

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Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries
Title
Resorting to murder
Title remainder
holiday mysteries
Statement of responsibility
[edited by Martin Edwards]
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme. These fourteen stories range widely across the golden age of British crime fiction. Stellar names from the past are well represented--Arthur Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton, for instance--with classic stories that have won acclaim over the decades. The collection also uncovers a wide range of hidden gems: Anthony Berkeley--whose brilliance with plot had even Agatha Christie in raptures--is represented by a story so (undeservedly) obscure that even the British Library seems not to own a copy. The stories by Phyllis Bentley and Helen Simpson are almost equally rare, despite the success which both writers achieved, while those by H. C. Bailey, Leo Bruce and the little-known Gerald Findler have seldom been reprinted
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BTCTA
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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Edwards, Martin
Series statement
British Library crime classics
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  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • London (England)
Label
Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, [edited by Martin Edwards]
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Publication
Copyright
Control code
sky274716283
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781464203756
Label
Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, [edited by Martin Edwards]
Publication
Copyright
Control code
sky274716283
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781464203756

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