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Resorting to Murder

(2015)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme.

These 14 stories range widely across the golden age of British crime fiction. Stellar names from the past are well represented - Arthur Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton, for instance - with classic stories that have won acclaim over the decades. The collection also uncovers a wide range of hidden gems: Anthony Berkeley - whose brilliance with plot had even Agatha Christie in raptures - is represented by a story so (undeservedly) obscure that even the British Library seems not to own a copy. The stories by Phyllis Bentley and Helen Simpson are almost equally rare, despite the success which both writers achieved, while those by H. C. Bailey, Leo Bruce and the little-known Gerald Findler have seldom been reprinted.

    

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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-4642-0375-X / 978-1-4642-0375-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton etc
ISBN: 0-7123-5748-3 / 978-0-7123-5748-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 3)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Conan Doyle, G K Chesterton
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Availability: Amazon UK   



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