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Title Murder at the manor : country house mysteries / edited and introduced by Martin Edwards.

Publication Info. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M MUR    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction, Mystery    M MUR    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction, Mystery    M MUR    Available
Edition First US trade paperback edition.
Description 376 pages ; 21 cm.
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Series British Library crime classics
British Library crime classics.
Contents The Copper Beeches / Arthur Conan Doyle -- The problem of Dead Wood Hall / Dick Donovan -- Gentlemen and players / E.W. Hornung -- The well / W.W. Jacobs -- The white pillars murder / G.K. Chesterton -- The secret of Dunstan's Tower / Ernest Bramah -- The manor house mystery / J.S. Fletcher -- The message on the sun-dial / J.J. Bell -- The horror at Staveley Grange / Sapper -- The mystery of Horne's Copse / Anthony Berkeley -- The perfect plan / James Hilton -- The same to us / Margery Allingham -- The murder at the towers / E.V. Knox -- An unlocked window / Ethel Lina White -- The long shot / Nicholas Blake -- Weekend at Wapentake / Michael Gilbert.
Summary The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic closed circle plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds.
Subject Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Manors -- England -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Mystery fiction.
Added Author Edwards, Martin, 1955- editor.
ISBN 9781464205736

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