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Foreign Bodies - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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Foreign Bodies - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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Today, translated crime fiction is in vogue - but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume. Martin Edwards has selected gems of classic crime from Denmark to Japan and many points in between. Fascinating stories give an insight into the cosmopolitan cultures (and crime-writing traditions) of diverse places including Mexico, France, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712356992
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“Interesting translated crime collection”

A coronet of the guards is murdered, his body absent from the crime scene. A Countess pleads with Hungarian police to protect her from her revenge seeking brother-in-law. A bed-ridden man manages to procure drugs even... More

Paperback edition
31st January 2018
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“An interesting and unusual mixture”

I welcomed this brave venture of Martin Edwards and the British Library to collect and publish works written in other languages, but I have to say it was not too successful at keeping my interest. The story I enjoyed... More

Paperback edition
3rd January 2018
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