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Six Against the Yard by The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers
  

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A charming re-issue of six classic crime stories from members of ‘The Detection Club’ including queens of mystery Margery Allingham and Dorothy L Sayers, as well as an essay on a real life ‘perfect murder’ by Agatha Christie. Even more charmingly there is commentary from a Scotland Yard detective on how they’d go about solving the crimes. From the Home Counties to South America these stories will delight any classic crime reader.

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Synopsis

Six Against the Yard by The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers

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.

Reviews

: '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 Supplement

About 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 Info

Publication date

7th August 2014

Author

The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780007513895

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