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Six Against the Yard

(1989)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Six "perfect murders" by Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers, and other Golden Age Mystery authors of the Detection Club - plus an essay by Agatha Christie.

Founded in England in the 1930s, the Detection Club brought together an impressive array of Golden Age Mystery authors. Their projects included The Floating Admiral, a whodunit in which twelve different writers contributed individual chapters, as well as Ask a Policeman, another collaboration in which the mystery writers swapped detectives to solve a murder.

In Six Against the Yard, a half dozen mystery masters - Margery Allingham, Father Ronald Knox, Anthony Berkeley, Russell Thorndike, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Freeman Wills Crofts - each create a perfect crime, a seemingly unsolvable mystery. The stories are then analyzed by Ex-Superintendent Cornish, C.I.D., a real-life retired police detective, to see if they would indeed stump Scotland Yard. This edition also features an afterword by inaugural Detection Club member Agatha Christie on a true unsolved case of arsenic poisoning in Britain in 1929.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Six Against the Yard (Detection Club)
Author(s): The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox
ISBN: 0-00-751391-7 / 978-0-00-751391-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Six Against the Yard
Author(s): The Detection Club, Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox
ISBN: 0-00-828318-4 / 978-0-00-828318-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Six Against the Yard (Detection Club)
Author(s): The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox
ISBN: 0-00-751389-5 / 978-0-00-751389-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Six Against The Yard (Detection Club)
Author(s): Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Father Ronald Knox, Russell Thorndike
ISBN: 0-425-11778-2 / 978-0-425-11778-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Six Against the Yard (The Detection Club)
Author(s): The Detection Club, Margery Allingham, Ronald Knox, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Russell Thorndike, Agatha Christie
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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September 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Six Against the Yard
Author(s): The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox
Publisher: HarperCollins
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