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Resorting to Murder : Holiday Mysteries
by Martin Edwards


Overview - Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme. These fourteen stories range widely across the golden age of British crime fiction. Stellar names from the past are well represented - Arthur Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton, for instance - with classic stories that have won acclaim over the decades. The collection also uncovers a wide range of hidden gems: Anthony Berkeley - whose brilliance with plot had even Agatha Christie in raptures - is represented by a story so (undeservedly) obscure that even the British Library seems not to own a copy. The stories by Phyllis Bentley and Helen Simpson are almost equally rare, despite the success which both writers achieved, while those by H. C. Bailey, Leo Bruce and the little-known Gerald Findler have seldom been reprinted.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781464203756
  • ISBN-10: 146420375X
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 286
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: British Library Crime Classics

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Traditional
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Collections & Anthologies
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Historical

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

Fans of classic British mysteries will welcome this anthology of 14 vacation-themed stories, most of them published during the first half of the 20th century. As Edwards points out in his introduction, "Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories." Tales by familiar names in the genre include Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot," a Sherlock Holmes story set in Cornwall, and G.K. Chesterton's "The Finger of Stone," in which art-loving English tourists in France come across a murder sans body. Anthony Berkeley's obscure "Razor Edge" centers on a bathing accident that is anything but. Other hard-to-find selections include Phyllis Bentley's "Where Is Mr. Manetot?," Helen Simpson's "A Posteriori," and Leo Bruce's "Holiday Task." This volume in Poisoned Pen's British Library Crime Classics series is ideal summer vacation reading. (June)

 
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