The Case of the Gilded Fly

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9780099542131: The Case of the Gilded Fly

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse – discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best.

Yseut Haskell, a pretty but spiteful young actress with a talent for destroying men's lives, is found dead in a college room just metres from the office of unconventional Oxford don and amateur detective, Gervase Fen. The victim is found wearing an unusual ring, a reproduction of a piece in the British Museum featuring a gold gilded fly but does this shed any light on her murder? As they delve deeper into Yseut's unhappy life the police soon realise that anyone who knew her would have shot her, but can Fen discover who could have shot her?

Erudite, eccentric and entirely delightful – Before Morse, Oxford’s murders were solved by Gervase Fen, the most unpredictable detective in classic crime fiction.

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"One of the last exponents of the classical English detective story...elegant, literate, and funny" ( The Times)

" The Case of the Gilded Fly...couldn't be more British if it came packaged with fish and chips" ( New York Sun)

"I very much enjoy Edmund Crispin" ( PD James)

"Has all the ingredients of a Golden Age detective story" (Brandon Robshaw Independent on Sunday)

"Both a classic detective story and a ludicrous literary farce" ( Guardian)

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TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best.

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