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Murder at the Manor

(2016)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic 'closed circle' plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds. Many distinguished writers are represented in this collection, including such great names of the genre as Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake and G.K. Chesterton. Martin Edwards has also unearthed hidden gems and forgotten masterpieces: among them are a fine send-up of the country house murder; a suspenseful tale by the unaccountably neglected Ethel Lina White; and a story by the little-known Scottish writer J.J. Bell.

    

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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder at the Manor (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-4642-0573-6 / 978-1-4642-0573-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7123-0993-4 / 978-0-7123-0993-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder at the Manor: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 14)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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