Serpents in Eden : countryside crimes
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder
'The lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.... Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser.' --Sherlock Holmes
Many of the greatest British crime writers have explored the possibilities of crime in the countryside in lively and ingenious short stories. Serpents in Eden celebrates the rural British mystery by bringing together an eclectic mix of crime stories written over half a century. From a tale of poison-pen letters tearing apart a village community to a macabre mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, the stories collected here reveal the dark truths hidden in an assortment of rural paradises.
Among the writers included here are such major figures as G. K. Chesterton and Margery Allingham, along with a host of lesser-known discoveries whose best stories are among the unsung riches of the golden age of British crime fiction between the two world wars.
ContentsThe Black doctor / Arthur Conan Doyle
Murder by proxy / M. McDonnell Bodkin
The fad of the fisherman / G.K. Chesterton
The geniune tabard / E.C. Bentley
The Gylston slander / Herbert Jenkins
The long barrow / H.C. Bailey
The naturalist at law / R. Austin Freeman
A proper mystery / Margery Allingham
Direct evidence / Anthony Berkeley
Inquest / Leonora Wodehouse
The scarecrow / Ethel Lina White
Clue in the mustard / Leo Bruce
Our pageant / Gladys Mitchell.
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|Series||British Library crime classics.|
England -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
|Publisher|| Scottsdale, AZ :Poisoned Pen Press,2016
|Edition||First US trade paperback edition.|
|Other Titles|| Countryside crimes
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x, 264 pages ; 21 cm.