Murder by the Book

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ITEM CODE: 29195
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The British Library
A carefully selected collection of 16 bookish mysteries from the collection of the Library, spanning 1933-73. Termed ‘bibliomysteries’ by Otto Penzler...
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The British Library
A carefully selected collection of 16 bookish mysteries from the collection of the Library, spanning 1933-73. Termed ‘bibliomysteries’ by Otto Penzler (b.1942), the stories mix bookshops, libraries, resentful writers, unscrupulous publishers and pompous playwrights in rarely published short stories, including great names of the Golden Age of British mystery writing. With a new introduction and contextual notes, the book includes ‘Trent and the Ministering Angel’, 1938, by E.C. Bentley (1875-1956); ‘A Savage Game’, 1950, by A.A. Milne (1882-1956), who while writing ‘Winnie the Pooh’ was also a founding member of the Detection Club; ‘The Clue in the Book’, 1952, by Julian Symons (1912-94); ‘A Man and his Mother-in-law’, 1953, by Roy Vickers (1889-1965); and ‘The Manuscript’, 1953, by Gladys Mitchell. Plus stories by Michael Innes (1906-94), Christianna Brand (1907-88), John Creasey (1908-73), and more. A gripping mix of suspense and literary red herrings to delight any book-lover.
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Paperback
19 x 13cm
304 pages
FSC accredited paper
Includes stories published 1933-73, text reflects prevailing attitudes of the time
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Overall product rating 5/5
By Mrs Christine Bond
02 April 2024
Faversham
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I am still reading this book but so far I have found the stories very good.