Apart from perhaps four or five authors in that period, the great crime queens of the time, a lot of the work by their peers and competitors had been allowed to slip out of print almost as soon as it was published. Four of the British Library Crime Classics titles are especially relevant for holiday gift book shoppers.
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Alongside classics by Margery The Methods of Sergeant Cluff. An attractive young woman is found dead with a handbag of more money than she would've earned in wages. Sergeant Cluff is bought in to gradually find out the Secret of High Eldersham. When the new landlord is stabbed to death in his pub, and Scotland Yard are called to the scene, it seems that the veil dividing High Eldersham from the outside The Dead Shall be Raised and Murder Two classic cases featuring Detective-Inspector Littlejohn.
The Cheltenham Square Murder. In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its ten houses. One summer's evening, the square's rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden The Female Detective: The Original The Female Detective introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden.
She uses similar methods to her male counterparts - enterring scenes of crime incognito Death on the Cherwell. For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils to be feared: unladylike behaviour among her students, and bad publicity for the college.
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So her prim and Murder of a Lady. Duchlan Castle is a gloomy, forbidding place in the Scottish Highlands.
Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, is found in the castle, stabbed to death in her bedroom Calamity in Kent. In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs.
The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work, a dead Death of an Airman. When an aeroplane crashes, and its pilot is killed, Edwin Marriott is not convinced that it was accidental. In due course, naturally, he is proved right!
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The Hog's Back Mystery. Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from The Santa Klaus Murder. Aunt Mildred declared that no good could come of the Melbury family Christmas gatherings at their country residence Flaxmere. So when Sir Osmond Melbury, the family patriarch, is discovered Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries.
Title of the book contains:. Author's name contains:. Series of the book contains:. All words. I might possibly be able to help. In true country house murder fashion, the timeline of events is eventually sketched out almost to the minute, and so naturally who was where and doing what when is crucial.
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Posted in Uncategorized 20 Comments. Yiu are getting into the Christmas spirit early! This being now officially December I am allowed to use that C word. It gets banned in iur household until December. I tend to avoid seasonal books. The trouble is that with the vast repertoire of crime fiction available to us today we find things predictable which the original audience might not have done.
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I try to place my plot related critical faculties to one side when reading books like this, but it can be difficult, I know. It was still an engaging read. I just think Christie and Sayers are just superior. It sounds as though some of the other novels in the series are a little stronger than this one — The Cornish Coast Murder, for instance?
The Cornish Coast Murder is good. In some cases the best thing about it was the cover. Certainly none of them have come close to being as good as Sayers. I really want to try the British Library crime classics. I am still trying to resist getting sucked into collecting all of this collection!
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Yes I am not collecting them.