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Our February book of the month, available for £5.
One of the most popular and best-selling authors of the Crime Classics series returns, with two traditional mystery novels of the 1940s featuring charming period detail. These are two excellent examples of John Bude’s light-hearted and humorous approach, with welldrawn and authentic period settings and a satisfying whodunit structure, following the traditional rules and style of the Golden Age of the genre.
Death in White Pyjamas:
At the country home of Sam Richardson, a group of actors have gathered along with their somewhat sinister producer Basil Barnes, and a playwright whose star is rising in the drama scene. With competitive tension in the air between the three actresses, Clara, Angela and Deirdre, the spell is broken when Deirdre is found murdered in the grounds wearing, for some unknown reason, white pyjamas…
Death Knows No Calendar:
A shooting in a locked artist’s studio. Four suspects; at least two of whom are engaged in an affair. An exuberant and energetic case for Major Boddy…
About the Author: John Bude was the pseudonym of Ernest Elmore (1901–1957), an author of the golden age of crime fiction. Elmore was a cofounder of the Crime Writers’ Association, and worked in the theatre as a producer and director. Other John Bude crime titles available as British Library Crime Classics include The Cheltenham Square Murder and Death on the Riviera.
Publishing February 2020.
Author: John Bude, with an introduction by Martin Edwards
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 448 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm