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Released January 1, 1947

£300.00

In this book you will find eight stories, each skilfully written by a well-known author and all with the same theme - MURDER!

Book Condition & Notes

Book in good condition with some shelf wear and discolouration to spine. Dust Jacket in fair conditon with shelf wear to corners and spine and some tears to top of spine.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Agatha Christie

Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie began writing during the First World War and wrote over 100 novels, plays and short story collections. She was still writing to great acclaim until her death, and her books have now sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. Yet Agatha Christie was always a very private person, and though Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple became household names, the Queen of Crime was a complete enigma to all but her closest friends.

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Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers was an English crime writer and poet. She was also a student of classical and modern languages.

She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays. Sayers considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work

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E. Phillips Oppenheim

E. Phillips Oppenheim was an English novelist, a prolific writer of best-selling genre fiction, featuring glamorous characters, international intrigue and fast action. Notably easy to read, they were viewed as popular entertainments. He was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1927.

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E.C. Bentley

Edmund Clerihew Bentley, who generally published under the names E.C. Bentley or E. Clerihew Bentley, was a popular English novelist and humorist, and inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics.

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Freeman Wills Crofts

Freeman Wills Crofts was an Irish mystery author, best remembered for the character of Inspector Joseph French.

A railway engineer by training, Crofts introduced railway themes into many of his stories, which were notable for their intricate planning. Although outshone by Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and other more celebrated authors from the golden age of detective fiction, he was highly esteemed by those authors, and many of his books are still in print.

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G.D.H. Cole

G.D.H. Cole was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist, he theorised guild socialism. He belonged to the Fabian Society and was an advocate for the co-operative movement.

Cole and his wife, Margaret, jointly wrote a number of books and articles, including twenty-nine detective stories.

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M. Cole

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H. De Vere Stacpoole

Henry De Vere Stacpoole was an Irish author, born in Ireland in Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire). His best known work is the 1908 romance novel The Blue Lagoon, which has been adapted into multiple films. He published using his own name and sometimes the pseudonym Tyler De Saix.

After a brief career as a ship's doctor, which took him to numerous exotic locations in the South Pacific Ocean, later used in his fiction, he became a full-time writer, able to live comfortably after the success of The Blue Lagoon.

He lived in the Essex countryside in England before relocating to the Isle of Wight in the 1920s, where he remained until his death. He was buried at St Boniface Church, Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight in 1951.

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Book Condition & Notes

Book in good condition with some shelf wear and discolouration to spine. Dust Jacket in fair conditon with shelf wear to corners and spine and some tears to top of spine.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.