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Ten years since it was first published, this volume of short stories by the cream of British crime writing talent celebrates 75 years of the quintessential Detection Club. The Detection Club represents the cream of British crime writing talent. Founded on the cusp of the 1930s, the Club's first President was G.K. Chesterton, and since then the mantle of Presidency has passed to some of the most significant names inthe history of crime fiction, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Julian Symons. The Club meets three times a year - to dine, to plot, and to exchange ideas. This anthology includes eleven new stories by the Best of British: Robert Barnard, Lyndsey Davis, Colin Dexter, Clare Francis, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Michael Ridpath and Margaret Yorke, and has been edited by the Club's President, Simon Brett. Among the authors are a number of bestsellers, as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers. This outstanding collection is a must for crime lovers everywhere.

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The editor, Simon Brett, has been a radio and television producer, broadcaster and writer. He is the author of many crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter and the Fethering series.

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The UK's invitation-only Detection Club boasts the cream of British crime writers; its early members included Agatha Christie, G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, and John Dickson Carr (the only American ever to be awarded membership). In celebration of the club's seventy-fifth anniversary, its current president, Simon Brett (of the Charles Paris, Mrs. Pargeter, and Fethering series), has assembled 11 never-before-published stories from current members P. D. James, Robert Barnard, Colin Dexter, Reginald Hill, and H. R. F. Keating, among others. Besides the star power, this collection offers an impressive range of stories. Readers can move, for example, from the paranoia induced by the cruel games of corporate role-playing in Michael Ridpath's "Partnership Track" to Clare Francis' devastating character study, "The Holiday," to P. D. James' knockout account of obsession, "The Part-Time Job." Brett provides an introduction to the stories and an urbane account of the Detection Club's history. A quality anthology for fans of the crime short story. Connie Fletcher
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