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The Resource The Sinking Admiral, The Detection Club ; Simon Brett

The Sinking Admiral, The Detection Club ; Simon Brett

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The Sinking Admiral
Title
The Sinking Admiral
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The Detection Club ; Simon Brett
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eng
Summary
The Floating Admiral was the first of the Detection Club's collaborative novels, in which twelve of its members wrote a single novel. Eighty-five years later, fourteen members of the club have once again collaborated to produce The Sinking Admiral. 'The Admiral' is a pub in the Suffolk seaside village of Crabwell, The Admiral Byng. 'The Admiral' is also the nickname of its landlord, Geoffrey Horatio Fitzsimmons, as well as the name of the landlord's dinghy. None of them are as buoyant as they should be, for the pub is threatened with closure due to falling takings. Tempers are already frayed due to the arrival of a television documentary team when Fitzsimmons is found dead in his tethered boat. The villagers assume a simple case of suicide and fear that their debt-ridden pub will now sink without trace. The journalists seem determined to finish the job by raking up old skeletons, but they weren't banking on the fact that this story has been written by 14 extremely competitive crime writers - arch bamboozlers who will stop at nothing to save a good pub. The Sinking Admiral, edited by the Detection Club's outgoing President - author and broadcaster Simon Brett, OBE - continues a tradition established by the Detection Club's founders in 1931 when Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Crofts and eleven other esteemed authors wrote The Floating Admiral, a 'collaborative novel' to challenge themselves, fox their readers and help to pay for the Club's running costs. Now, 85 years later, 14 of today's leading crime writers have repeated this unique game of literary consequences, producing an original, ebullient and archetypal whodunit that will keep readers guessing right up to what crime lovers insist on calling the dénouement
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  • Brett, Simon
  • Detection Club
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  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Murder
  • Villages
  • Suffolk (England)
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Label
The Sinking Admiral, The Detection Club ; Simon Brett
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http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=632B5CA4-6519-4312-93D5-A772B365B015
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1 online resource (1 sound file (8 hr., 46 min., 23 sec.))
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9780008106003
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sound
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Label
The Sinking Admiral, The Detection Club ; Simon Brett
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=632B5CA4-6519-4312-93D5-A772B365B015
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (8 hr., 46 min., 23 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780008106003
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • ocn965820849
  • (OCoLC)965820849
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not applicable
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