Resorting to Murder

Resorting to Murder

Holiday Mysteries

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition., First US Trade Paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781464203756
146420375X
Branch Call Number: 808.30872 RESORTING
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Edwards, Martin - Editor

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