A unique anthology for crime aficionados - six ‘perfect murder’ stories written by the most accomplished crime writers of the 1930s, designed to fox real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Cornish, who comments on whether or not these crimes could have genuinely been solved.
Is the ‘perfect murder’ possible? Can that crime be committed with such consummate care, with such exacting skill, that it is unsolvable – even to the most astute investigator?
In this unique collection, legendary crime writers Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox, Dorothy L. Sayers and Russell Thorndike each attempt to create the unsolvable murder, which Superintendent Cornish of the CID then attempts to unravel…
This clever literary battle of wits from the archives of the Detection Club follows The Floating Admiral and Ask a Policeman back into print after more than 75 years, and shows some of the experts from the Golden Age of detective fiction at their most ingenious.
For true crime aficionados, this new edition includes an essay by Agatha Christie, one of the inaugural members of the Detection Club. Unseen since 1929, her article discusses the infamous Croydon Poisonings, a real-life perfect murder, the solution to which remains a mystery to this day…
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‘I can unreservedly commend this ingenious piece of collaboration.’ Punch
Reviews for previous Detection Club re-issues:
‘A must for all connoisseurs of detective fiction.’ Literary Review
‘This year’s most welcome reissue.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘A book of irresistible charm for students of the detective story.’ Times Literary SupplementAbout the Author:
“The Detection Club is a private association of writers of detective fiction in Great Britain, existing chiefly for the purpose of eating dinners together at suitable intervals and of talking illimitable shop … Its membership is confined to those who have written genuine detective stories (not adventure tales or ‘thrillers’) and election is secured by a vote of the club on recommendation by two or more members, and involves the undertaking of an oath.” Dorothy L. Sayers
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Book Description Harper Collins, London, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First edition, first impression of this facsimile edition. Very slight shelf wear to rear of unclipped cover, front and spine fine. Because of the dull paper used to print the cover almost impossible to find any in perfect condition even when new. The book itself is in fine collectible condition, pages fresh, boards glossy and undamaged. Carefully packed - airmail only. (Sea mail too unreliable for this gem). Bookseller Inventory # 005976