Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Locked-room mysteries and other impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the 'golden age of murder' between the two world wars. But the tradition goes back to the days of Wilkie Collins, and impossible crime stories have been written by such luminaries as Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. This anthology celebrates their work, alongside long-hidden gems by less familiar writers. Together these stories demonstrate the range and high accomplishment of the classic British impossible crime story over more than half a century.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712356732
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“"There was, in the entire aspect of the room, something very grim and dreadful"”

Locked room mysteries have entertained and baffled readers for years. So when the British Library announced an anthology of impossible crimes and locked room mysteries I clapped my mystery loving hands together with... More

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“Another satisfying selection”

As with previous anthologies collected by Michael Edwards, this is a most rewarding collection. The stories are in roughly chronological order, vary in length and in style, so I found it a real pleasure to read. I... More

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“Miraculous Mysteries”

Miraculous Mysteries is the latest short story collection in the British Library Crime Classics series and it might just be the best of the bunch. The previously published anthologies are Crimson Snow and Silent... More

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