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Another in the popular series of short story anthologies jam packed with classics and new discoveries. This is the first collection of purely sports-based mysteries ever assembled in the UK, featuring big names (J. Jefferson Farjeon, Anthony Gilbert) and rare BL finds (Leo Bruce, Bernard Newman).
Talented sportsmen inexplicably go absent without leave, crafty gamblers conspire in the hope of making a killing, and personal rivalries and jealousies come to a head on fields of play…
The links between sport and fictional crime were celebrated in Ellery Queen’s anthology Sporting Blood (1942), although that book also included such activities as poker, chess, and the collecting of coins and butterflies. This collection is the first major attempt in the UK to gather together short mysteries with a sporting theme. Each story features a different sport and each is written by a different author. The sports covered include golf, cricket, soccer, rugby, running, swimming, boxing, archery, rowing, tennis and squash. The classic stories in this new British Library anthology show that crime is a game for all seasons.
Featuring stories from Celia Fremlin, Julian Symons, Gladys Mitchell and H C Bailey.
Author: Edited by Martin Edwards
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 352 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm