Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics 91 (Paperback)
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Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics 91 (Paperback)

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"Curiously enough," said Dr. Manners, "I know a story in which the detection of a murder turned on the behaviour of a bird: in this instance a jackdaw." Since the dawn of the crime fiction genre, animals of all kinds have played a memorable part in countless mysteries, and in a variety of roles: the perpetrator, the key witness, the sleuth's trusted companion. This collection of fourteen stories corrals plots centred around cats, dogs and insects alongside more exotic incidents involving gorillas, parakeets and serpents - complete with a customary shoal of red herrings. From the animal mysteries of Arthur Conan Doyle and F. Tennyson Jesse through to more modern masterpieces of the sub-genre from Christianna Brand and Penelope Wallace, this anthology celebrates one of the liveliest and most imaginative species of classic crime fiction.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712353441
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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