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Bodies From The Library 2 : Forgotten Stories of Mystery and Suspense by the Queens of Crime and other Masters of Golden Age Detection : Collins Crime Club - Tony Medawar

Bodies From The Library 2 : Forgotten Stories of Mystery and Suspense by the Queens of Crime and other Masters of Golden Age Detection

Collins Crime Club : Book 2

By: Tony Medawar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 2019
ISBN: 9780008318758
Number Of Pages: 400

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This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 15 tales from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Gervase Fen novella by Edmund Crispin that has never previously been published.

With the Golden Age of detective fiction shining ever more brightly with the increasing availability of many long forgotten classic crime novels from the first half of the twentieth century, the publication of Bodies from the Library in 2018 was an unexpected treat for fans of some of the genre's cleverest and most popular writers. With lost stories by authors including Georgette Heyer, A.A. Milne, Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake, Cyril Hare and Roy Vickers, the book was surely a unique opportunity finally to fill the gaps in some of the greatest canons of detective and thriller fiction.

This follow-up volume is a showcase for fifteen more popular names from the Golden Age, including Margery Allingham, Helen Simpson, Ethel Lina White, John Rhode, Agatha Christie and S.S. Van Dine – plus a few big surprises yet to be announced – with stories so rare that many don't yet appear on their writers' established bibliographies.

Selected and introduced by Tony Medawar, who also writes a short essay about each contributor, Bodies from the Library 2 is a genuine treasure-trove of missing episodes from the work of some of the world's favourite classic crime writers.

About the Editor

Editor Tony Medawar is a detective fiction expert and researcher with a penchant for tracking down rare stories. His other collections of previously uncollected stories include While the Light Lasts (Agatha Christie), The Avenging Chance (Anthony Berkeley), The Spotted Cat (Christianna Brand) and A Spot of Folly (Ruth Rendell).

Industry Reviews

`I think I've learned more from [Tony Medawar's] researches than from the research of any other Golden Age fan' Martin Edwards, doyouwriteunderyourownname.blogspot.co.uk

`A stunning array of lost stories' Puzzle Doctor, classicmystery.wordpress.com

`An interesting and varied collection of short stories. It is impossible to select just one favourite ... It was also great to enjoy stories by writers I had not previously liked.' CrossExaminingCrime

ISBN: 9780008318758
ISBN-10: 0008318751
Series: Collins Crime Club : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 22nd July 2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.5

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