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The Case of the Gilded Fly

(1944)
(The first book in the Gervase Fen series)
A novel by

 
 
Theater companies are notorious hotbeds of intrigue, and few are more intriguing than the company currently in residence at Oxford University. Center-stage is the beautiful, malicious Yseut - a mediocre actress with a stellar talent for destroying men. Rounding out the cast are more than a few of her past and present conquests, and the women who love them. And watching from the wings is Professor Gervase Fen - scholar, wit, and fop extraordinaire - who would infinitely rather solve crimes than expound on English literature. When Yseut is murdered, Fen finally gets his wish.

Though clear kin to Lord Peter Wimsey, Fen is a spectacular original - brilliant, eccentric and rude, much taken with himself and his splendid yellow raincoat, and given to quoting Lewis Carroll at inappropriate occasions. Gilded Fly, originally published in 1944, was both Fen's first outing and the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in reality, composer Bruce Montgomery), whom the New York Times once called the heir to "John Dickson Carr . . . and Groucho Marx."

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Used availability for Edmund Crispin's The Case of the Gilded Fly

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Detective Club)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-00-822800-0 / 978-0-00-822800-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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August 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-86220-838-6 / 978-0-86220-838-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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January 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The case of the gilded fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-8027-5410-4 / 978-0-8027-5410-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: The case of the gilded fly,
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-8277-0339-2 / 978-0-8277-0339-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: London House & Maxwell
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May 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-575-00251-4 / 978-0-575-00251-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (The Gervase Fen Mysteries)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-4482-1688-5 / 978-1-4482-1688-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-00-827515-7 / 978-0-00-827515-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (The Gervase Fen Mysteries)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-4482-1662-1 / 978-1-4482-1662-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-09-954213-7 / 978-0-09-954213-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1738 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (The First Gervase Fen Mystery)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-933397-00-4 / 978-1-933397-00-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
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June 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-380-50187-2 / 978-0-380-50187-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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October 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Library of Crime Classics)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-55882-108-2 / 978-1-55882-108-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: International Polygonics Ltd.
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November 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Classic Crime)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-14-011771-7 / 978-0-14-011771-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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1980 : USA Paperback

Title: The case of the gilded fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-8161-3018-3 / 978-0-8161-3018-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall
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1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-14-000988-4 / 978-0-14-000988-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-5318-3886-3 / 978-1-5318-3886-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (The Detective Club)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (The Gervase Fen Mysteries)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Availability: Amazon