Excellent Intentions - British Library Crime Classics 55 (Paperback)
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Excellent Intentions - British Library Crime Classics 55 (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 10/05/2018
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From the point of view of the nation, it's a good thing that he died.

Great Barwick's least popular man is murdered on a train. Twelve jurors sit in court. Four suspects are identified - but which of them is on trial?

This novel has all the makings of a classic murder mystery, but with a twist: as Attorney-General Anstruther Blayton leads the court through prosecution and defence, Inspector Fenby carries out his investigation. All this occurs while the identity of the figure in the dock is kept tantalisingly out of reach.

Excellent Intentions is a classic crime novel laced with irreverent wit, first published in 1939.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712352017
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“Excellently executed”

Launcelot Henry Cuthbert Cargate, or Henry Cargate to his enemies, is found dead on the train to London. His death was not mourned by anyone, given he was the least popular man in the village of Larkingfield. Someone... More

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1st August 2018
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“A very different but most readable story”

I often approach with caution a book which is described as ‘unusual’ in its format, as I mostly enjoy those with a more straightforward way of writing. However this one is certainly very different, and I was therefore... More

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15th July 2018
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“An Unusual Golden Age Detection Novel, republished by British Library Crime Classics ”

Great claims can be made for this book because it starts with a very original idea. The scene is set in the trial for murder, but it soon becomes obvious that while we begin to pick up the facts of the case, we are... More

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11th May 2018
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