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The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham's Casebook

(2004)
(A book in the Roger Sheringham series)
A collection of stories by

 
Detection in the Golden Age!!!

In 1930, Anthony Berkeley Cox (1893&#150;1971) founded London&#146;s Detection Club, whose members swore that their "detectives shall well and truly detect the crimes presented to them, using those wits which it may please you to bestow upon them." The Detection Club pledged "never to conceal a vital clue from the reader."

Anthony Berkeley&#146;s novels and short stories featuring Roger Sheringham and Inspector Moresby are among the finest examples of the fair play, challenge&#150;to&#150;the&#150;reader tradition of the Golden Age. Berkeley punctiliously presented all the clues to the reader, but as Tony Medawar and Arthur Robinson point out in their introduction, he loved showing that clues could be interpreted in multiple ways &#151; and Sheringham is often wrong in his conclusions.

The title story in The Avenging Chance has long been considered one of the five or six greatest formal detective stories. This book also collects seven additional cases of Sheringham and Moresby, one of which ("The Mystery of Horne's Copse") is a recently discovered novelette. Also included are Berkeley&#146;s own tongue&#150;in&#150;cheek satire of the Sheringham stories and a complete checklist of the Sheringham novels and tales.

The Avenging Chance is the eleventh in Crippen & Landru&#146;s Lost Classics series. Cover illustration by Gail Cross. Lost Classics design by Deborah Miller.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham's Casebook (Lost Classics)
Author(s): Anthony Berkeley, Tony Medawar, Arthur Robinson
ISBN: 1-932009-16-7 / 978-1-932009-16-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham's Casebook (New Edition)
Author(s): Anthony Berkeley
ISBN: 1-936363-09-7 / 978-1-936363-09-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Adventure of the Murdered Moths: And Other Radio Mysteries
Author(s): Ellery Queen
ISBN: 1-932009-15-9 / 978-1-932009-15-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Adventure of the Murdered Moths and Other Radio Mysteries
Author(s): Ellery Queen
ISBN: 1-932009-14-0 / 978-1-932009-14-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham's Casebook (Lost Classics)
Author(s): Anthony Berkeley, Tony Medawar, Arthur Robinson
ISBN: 1-932009-17-5 / 978-1-932009-17-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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