Murder by the Book

Paperback edition released 10/08/2021

by Martin Edwards

Part of the British Library Crime Classics Series

Murder by the Book Synopsis

'If much of the action is set in a bookshop or a library, it is a bibliomystery, just as it is if a major character is a bookseller or a librarian.' - Otto Penzler A bookish puzzle threatens an eagerly awaited inheritance; a submission to a publisher recounts a murder that seems increasingly to be a work of non-fiction; an irate novelist puts a grisly end to the source of his writer's block. There is no better hiding place for clues - or red herrings - than inside the pages of a book. But in this world of resentful ghost writers, indiscreet playwrights and unscrupulous book collectors, literary prowess is often a prologue to disaster. With Martin Edwards as librarian and guide, delve into an irresistible stack of tales perfect for every book-lover and armchair sleuth, featuring much-loved Golden Age detectives such as Nigel Strangeways, Philip Trent and Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn. But readers should be warned that the most riveting tales often conceal the deadliest of secrets...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780712353694
Publication date: 10th August 2021
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery

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About Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics. In 2020 he was awarded the Diamond Dagger Award by the CWA for continued dedication and contribution to crime writing. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards. His history of the mystery genre The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books was published by the British Library.

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