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Bodies from the library: lost classic stories by masters of the golden age [electronic resource]
Bodies from the library: lost classic stories by masters of the golden age [electronic resource]
Brand, Christianna2018
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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 From a previously unpublished 1917 script featuring Ernest Bramah?s blind detective Max Carrados, to early 1950s crime stories written for London?s Evening Standard by Cyril Hare, Freeman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of all are the contributions by women writers: the first detective story by Georgette Heyer, unseen since 1923; an unpublished story by Christianna Brand, creator of Nanny McPhee; and a dark tale by Agatha Christie published only in an Australian journal in 1922 during her ?Grand Tour?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.
Main title:
Bodies from the library: lost classic stories by masters of the golden age [electronic resource] / Christianna Brand, Georgette Heyer, Nicholas Blake, A. A. Milne, Agatha Christie.
Imprint:
[London] : Collins Crime Club, 2018.
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Downloadable eBook.Fiction.
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Interest age level: Adult.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN:
9780008289232
Language:
English
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