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Bodies from the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age
Edited by: Tony Medawar By (author): Agatha Christie By (author): Georgette Heyer By (author): A. A. Milne By (author): Nicholas Blake By (author): Christianna Brand

Edited by :

Tony Medawar , Agatha Christie , Georgette Heyer , A. A. Milne , Nicholas Blake , Christianna Brand

Imprint:

Collins Crime Club - London

ISBN:

9780008289225

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

General Trade
Jul 26, 2018
$18.99 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely

Dimensions:

222 x 141 x 32 mm | 450 gr

Page Count:

336 pages
HarperCollins Publishers
Collins Crime Club
FICTION / Anthologies
Classic crime and mystery fiction|Short stories
  • Short Description

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922.

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922.

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922.

At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public’s imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world’s cleverest and most popular storytellers.

This anthology brings together 16 forgotten tales that have either been published only once before – perhaps in a newspaper or rare magazine – or have never before appeared in print. From a previously unpublished 1917 script featuring Ernest Bramah’s blind detective Max Carrados, to early 1950s crime stories written for London’s Evening Standard by Cyril Hare, Freeman Wills Crofts and A.A. Milne, it spans five decades of writing by masters of the Golden Age.

Most anticipated of all are the contributions by women writers: the first detective story by Georgette Heyer, unseen since 1923; an unpublished story by Christianna Brand, creator of Nanny McPhee; and a dark tale by Agatha Christie published only in an Australian journal in 1922 during her ‘Grand Tour’ of the British Empire.

With other stories by Detection Club stalwarts Anthony Berkeley, H.C. Bailey, J.J. Connington, John Rhode and Nicholas Blake, plus Vincent Cornier, Leo Bruce, Roy Vickers and Arthur Upfield, this essential collection harks back to a time before forensic science – when murder was a complex business.

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• The official tie-in book of the acclaimed BODIES FROM THE LIBRARY crime fiction events, now in their fourth year

Competition: midwinter murder;howdunit;the last seance;killings at kingfisher hill;closed casket;death on the nile;murder on the orient express;the pale horse;death on the way;inspector french. by;martin edwards;agatha christie;dorothy l sayers;ngaio marsh;freeman wills crofts;ian rankin;stephen king;sophie hannah

Editor Tony Medawar is a detective fiction expert and researcher with a penchant for tracking down rare stories. His other collections of previously uncollected stories include WHILE THE LIGHT LASTS (Agatha Christie), THE AVENGING CHANCE (Anthony Berkeley), THE SPOTTED CAT (Christianna Brand) and A SPOT OF FOLLY (Ruth Rendell).

‘A veritable treasure trove of classic short stories. The star line up includes Agatha Christie, Cyril Hare and Georgette Heyer, but the best of the bunch are the second rank authors’ Daily Mail

‘I think I've learned more from [Tony Medawar’s] researches than from the research of any other Golden Age fan’ Martin Edwards, doyouwriteunderyourownname.blogspot.co.uk

‘A stunning array of lost stories’ Puzzle Doctor, classicmystery.wordpress.com

‘An interesting and varied collection of short stories. It is impossible to select just one favourite … It was also great to enjoy stories by writers I had not previously liked.’ CrossExaminingCrime

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