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Murder at the Manor

(2016)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"[T]he entire book is filled with country-house-mystery wonders: the closed-circle puzzle, the dying-message clue, and the sociopathic guest who invades the weekend house party." - Booklist

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.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Martin Edwards's Murder at the Manor

Paperback Editions

July 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-5252-4352-7 / 978-1-5252-4352-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-4642-0573-6 / 978-1-4642-0573-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Conan Doyle, Dick Donovan, E W Hornung, W W Jacobs, G K Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, Anthony Berkeley, Margery Allingham, Martin Edwards
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU