Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
  • Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/05/2015
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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: The British Library Publishing Division
ISBN: 9780712357487

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“Perfect for sunny days.... or rainy days for that matter!”

An enjoyable and brilliant collection of classic crime stories all set in holiday locations. From the British coast to the Swiss Alps, these stories offer great escapism and are just delightful.

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Paperback edition
9th April 2015
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“A wonderful choice for home or away”

A great introduction to so many authors new to me and a welcome addition to the British Library Crime Classics collection. Resorting to Murder would make a very satisfying holiday accompaniment.

Paperback edition
16th April 2015
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