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Murder In The Maze

(1927)
(The first book in the Sir Clinton Driffield Mystery series)
A novel by

 
"After both Roger and Neville Shandon are felled in Whistlefield's famous hedge maze by curare-tipped darts, Sir Clinton [Driffield] arrives to restore order at this fractious country estate. Sir Clinton's performance as a criminal investigator is dazzlingly acute and the novel boasts several bravura scenes, all centering on the sinister hedge maze of death. Surely Murder in the Maze is one of the very finest country house mysteries produced by a British detective novelist in the 1920s. . . . No less a literary figure than T. S. Eliot praised Murder in the Maze in The Criterion for its plot construction . . . and its narrative liveliness . . . deeming it 'a really first-rate detective story.' . . . [I]n his 1946 critical essay, 'The Grandest Game in the World,' the great locked room detective author John Dickson Carr echoed Eliot's assessment of the novel's virtuoso setting, writing: 'These 1920s . . . thronged with sheer brains. What would be one of the best possible settings for violent death? J. J. Connington found the answer, with Murder in the Maze.'" (From the Introduction.)

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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Murder in the Maze (A Clinton Driffield Mystery)
Author(s): J J Connington
ISBN: 1-4719-0593-4 / 978-1-4719-0593-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Murder in the Maze
Author(s): J J Connington
ISBN: 1-61646-113-6 / 978-1-61646-113-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coachwhip Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Murder in the Maze
Author(s): J J Connington
Publisher: Orion
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Murder in the Maze (A Clinton Driffield Mystery)
Author(s): J J Connington
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   


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