The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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The detective's role is simple: to catch the culprit. Yet behind each casual observation lies a learned mind, trained on finding the key to the mystery. Crimes, whatever their form, are often best solved through deliberations of logic - preferably amid complicated gadgetry and a pile of hefty scientific volumes. The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction, whether they are identifying the perpetrator from a single scrap of fabric, or picking out the poison from a sinister line-up. Containing stories by R Austin Freeman, J J Connington and the master of logical reasoning, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the human brain over villainous deeds.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712352895
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“Another good collection”

I enjoy these collections on the whole. As with all collections there are some stories weaker than others and that's just to be expected. Generally the stories featured in these collections are of a high... More

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“The Measure of Malice”

The Measure of Malice, the latest anthology in the British Library’s Crime Classics series, gathers together fourteen short stories in which the detectives clearly rely on science to bring the guilty parties to... More

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“Fourteen short crime stories solved by the scientific method”

The solving of murder in fiction has always had its challenges, and this book demonstrates one way of meeting it, with scientific method. This book of fourteen short stories edited by Martin Edwards is from the... More

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