British Golden Age Favorites

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The Moving Toyshop (The Gervase Fen Mysteries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781448216871
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Bloomsbury Reader - May 1st, 2018

When a poet, Richard Cadogan, receives an unexpected £50 advance from his publisher for his new poetry book, he decides to go to Oxford for a well deserved holiday. The change of scenery and peace of mind is what he needs to recover his inspiration for writing.

The Mad Hatter Mystery Cover Image
By John Dickson Carr, Otto Penzler (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781613161333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: American Mystery Classics - May 7th, 2019

A murdered man in a top hat leads Dr. Gideon Fell to a killer with a sick sense of humor

The Belting Inheritance (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Introduction by), Julian Symons
ISBN: 9781464210877
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 8th, 2019

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

'Cleverly told ... brilliant character work and plotting up to the usual Symons standard.' --Observer
'An intriguing puzzle centered on identity...' --Publishers Weekly

Gaudy Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062648778
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 13th, 2016

The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781448216666
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Bloomsbury Reader - January 2nd, 2018

George Abbershaw is set for a social weekend at Black Dudley manor, hosted by Wyatt Petrie and his elderly uncle Colonel Combe, who enjoys the company of Bright Young Things. With Meggie Oliphant in attendance, George looks forward to the chance of getting closer to the girl he's set his heart on.

The Complete Father Brown Stories Cover Image
By G. K. Chesterton, Michael D. Hurley (Introduction by), Michael D. Hurley (Notes by), Michael D. Hurley (Editor)
ISBN: 9780141193854
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Penguin Classics - July 31st, 2012

All the Father Brown stories from five classic volumes—in one definitive edition

Malice Aforethought Cover Image
By Francis Iles, Barry Forshaw (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781509889365
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Macmillan Collector's Library - January 8th, 2019

Malice Aforethought is one of the earliest and finest examples of the inverted detective story – we know who committed the crime, the question is, will he get away with it?

The Golden Age of Murder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008105983
Availability: Special Order
Published: Collins Crime Club - June 21st, 2016

Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.

Detective stories of the Twenties and Thirties have long been stereotyped as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth.