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The Resource Below the clock : a story of crime, by J. V. Turner with an introduction by David Brawn

Below the clock : a story of crime, by J. V. Turner with an introduction by David Brawn

Label
Below the clock : a story of crime
Title
Below the clock
Title remainder
a story of crime
Statement of responsibility
by J. V. Turner with an introduction by David Brawn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A classic Golden Age detective novel set at the heart of Westminster, when the murder of the Chancellor of the Exchequer threatens to topple the whole House of Cards... Many highly dramatic and historic scenes have been enacted below the clock of Big Ben, but none more sensational than on that April afternoon when, before the eyes of a chamber crowded to capacity for the Budget Speech, the Chancellor fell headlong to the floor with a resounding crash. For the first time a murder had been committed in the House of Commons itself--and Amos Petrie faced the toughest case of his career. In Below the Clock, John Victor Turner--a journalist who as David Hume had become known as 'the new Edgar Wallace' for creating Britain's first hardboiled detective series--returned to classic Golden Age writing with an ingenious whodunit set at the heart of the establishment, a novel that did the unthinkable by turning Parliament into a crime scene and all its Members into murder suspects. This Detective Club classic is introduced by David Brawn, who looks at the distinguished crime-writing career of J. V. Turner and his alter egos Nicholas Brady and David Hume, who achieved remarkable success with nearly 50 books in only 14 years
Cataloging source
AU@
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1900-1945
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Turner, John Victor
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Brawn, David
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  • Petrie, Amos (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Cabinet officers
  • Murder
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Westminster (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Below the clock : a story of crime, by J. V. Turner with an introduction by David Brawn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The Detective Story Club"--Page facing title page
  • "First published in Great Britain for the Crime Club by W. Collins & Sons Co. Ltd 1936"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Detective Story Club edition.
Extent
viii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780008280260
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1041109168
  • (OCoLC)1041109168
Label
Below the clock : a story of crime, by J. V. Turner with an introduction by David Brawn
Publication
Note
  • "The Detective Story Club"--Page facing title page
  • "First published in Great Britain for the Crime Club by W. Collins & Sons Co. Ltd 1936"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Detective Story Club edition.
Extent
viii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780008280260
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1041109168
  • (OCoLC)1041109168

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