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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.
This was first published ten years ago when it celebrated 75 years of the founding of the “Detection Club”, a club comprising the cream of British crime writers, so a very distinguished list indeed. At the back of the book is a brief history of the club by its president Simon Brett and the mystery of its origins is debated. Of the stories themselves (twelve) sadly four of the contributors are no longer with us but from P D James to Robert Goddard it is a very fine collection indeed. It is actually the fifth in the series.
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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