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The latest in a series of popular crime and mystery anthologies from Diamond Dagger Award-winning genre expert Martin Edwards, featuring authors including Ngaio Marsh, Edmund Crispin and Julian Symons. As a collection of mysteries about books, libraries, book shops and authors, this will appeal to bibliophiles and booksellers alike.
A bookish puzzle threatens an eagerly awaited inheritance; a submission to a publisher recounts a murder that seems increasingly to be a work of nonfiction; an irate novelist puts a grisly end to the source of his writer’s block.
There is no better hiding place for clues – or red herrings – than inside the pages of a book. But in this world of resentful ghost writers, indiscreet playwrights and unscrupulous book collectors, literary prowess is often a prologue to disaster.
With Martin Edwards as librarian and guide, delve into an irresistible stack of tales perfect for every book-lover and armchair sleuth, featuring much-loved Golden Age detectives such as Nigel Strange ways, Philip Trent and Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn. But readers should be warned that the most riveting tales often conceal the deadliest of secrets....
Publication date: 10/08/21
Author: Edited by Martin Edwards
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 304 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm