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Title Ask a Policeman [electronic resource] / The Detection Club.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Road, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (309 pages)
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Summary With "a touch of genius," this round-robin mystery follow-up to The Floating Admiral features famous detectives including Lord Peter Wimsey ( The Times Literary Supplement ). Following the success of The Floating Admiral , in which certain members of the Detection Club -- including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and G. K. Chesterton -- collaborated on a whodunit, six writers pooled their talents to create another coauthored mystery. This time the premise had an added twist: authors would swap their detective characters, allowing for some extremely entertaining parodies of one another's sleuths. When a ruthless British newspaper tycoon is shot dead in his home, the high-level suspects include the assistant commissioner of Scotland Yard, casting doubt on the impartiality of a formal police investigation. As a solution, the home secretary brings in four brilliant detectives to solve the murder: Mrs. Bradley, Sir John Saumarez, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Roger Sheringham. Featuring a preface by inaugural Detection Club member Agatha Christie, this playful tour de force gathers together half a dozen Golden Age Mystery masters: John Rhode, Helen Simpson, Gladys Mitchell, Anthony Berkeley, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Milward Kennedy.
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Genre/Form Detective and mystery stories.
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Added Author Berkeley, Anthony, 1893-1971, author.
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
Edwards, Martin, 1955-
Kennedy, Milward, 1894-1968, author.
Mitchell, Gladys, 1901-1983, author.
Rhode, John, 1884-1964, author.
Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957, author.
Simpson, Helen, 1897-1940, author.
Detection Club.
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ISBN 9781504058285 (epub)
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