The Resource Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards

Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards

Label
Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries
Title
Resorting to murder
Title remainder
holiday mysteries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martin Edwards
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme. These fourteen stories range widely across the golden age of British crime fiction. Stellar names from the past are well represented ' Arthur Conan Doyle and G.K. Chesterton, for instance ' with classic stories that have won acclaim over the decades. The collection also uncovers a wide range of hidden gems: Anthony Berkeley ' whose brilliance with plot had even Agatha Christie in raptures ' is represented by a story so (undeservedly) obscure that even the British Library seems not to own a copy. The stories by Phyllis Bentley and Helen Simpson are almost equally rare, despite the success which both writers achieved, while those by H.C. Bailey, Leo Bruce and the little-known Gerald Findler have seldom been reprinted
Member of
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.D4
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edwards, Martin
Series statement
British Library crime classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Vacations
Label
Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The finger of stone
  • G. K. Chesterton
  • The vanishing of Mrs Fraser
  • Basil Thomson
  • A mystery of the sand-hills
  • R. Austin Freeman
  • The hazel ice
  • H. C. Bailey
  • Razor edge
  • Anthony Berkeley
  • The adventure of the Devil's Foot
  • Holiday task
  • Leo Bruce
  • A posteriori
  • Helen Simpson
  • Where is Mr. Manetot?
  • Phyllis Bently
  • The house of screams
  • Gerald Findler
  • Cousin once removed
  • Michael Gilbert
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A schoolmaster abroad
  • E.W. Hornung
  • Murder!
  • Arnold Bennett
  • The murder on the golf links
  • M. McDonnell Bodkin
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First US trade paperback edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781464203756
Lccn
2014958046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn900794209
  • (OCoLC)900794209
Label
Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The finger of stone
  • G. K. Chesterton
  • The vanishing of Mrs Fraser
  • Basil Thomson
  • A mystery of the sand-hills
  • R. Austin Freeman
  • The hazel ice
  • H. C. Bailey
  • Razor edge
  • Anthony Berkeley
  • The adventure of the Devil's Foot
  • Holiday task
  • Leo Bruce
  • A posteriori
  • Helen Simpson
  • Where is Mr. Manetot?
  • Phyllis Bently
  • The house of screams
  • Gerald Findler
  • Cousin once removed
  • Michael Gilbert
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A schoolmaster abroad
  • E.W. Hornung
  • Murder!
  • Arnold Bennett
  • The murder on the golf links
  • M. McDonnell Bodkin
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First US trade paperback edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781464203756
Lccn
2014958046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn900794209
  • (OCoLC)900794209

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