The Detection Club Anthology

The Detection Club Anthology

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This superb collection of new and previously unpublished crime stories celebrates 75 years of The Detection Club. The Detection Club represents the cream of British crime writing talent. Appropriately for such a society, the precise date of the Club's founding is shrouded in mystery, but the Club was formalised with a constitution and rules in1932. Its first president was G.K. Chesterton, and since then the mantle of Presidency has passed to some of the most significant names in the history of crime fiction, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Julian Symonds. The Club meets three times a year, to dine, to plot and to exchange ideas. This anthology includes twelve new stories by the best of British. The stellar line up includes Lindsey Davis, Robert Barnard, Colin Dexter, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Peter Lovesey, Michael Ridpath, Margaret Yorke and Simon Brett, and the collection has been edited by Simon Brett. Among the authors are a number of bestsellers as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers. This outstanding collection will be a must with crime lovers everywhere.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 22mm | 459g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752872486
  • 9780752872483

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'In the best criminal anthology of the year ... there are cracking tales of murder and skulduggery ... the ideal stocking filler for the armchair detective.' -- Mike Ripley BIRMINGHAM POST '...the closest thing to a Crime Writer's Hall of Fame - and this eclectic collection demonstrates why everyone of these authors deserves a place there.' DAILY RECORD 'A treat for all mystery fans.' IMAGE magazine 'excellent stories by Margaret Yorke, Reginald Hill, PD James and, especially, John Harvey, who weighs in with a moody piece featuring jazz- and sandwich-loving detective Resnick, now living domestically with ex-colleague Lynn Kellogg, but stirred by his encounter with an older out-of-order love.' LITERARY REVIEWshow more

About Simon Brett

Simon Brett has been a radio producer, broadcaster, actor and writer. He is the author of many crime novels, including the series featuring Mrs Pargeter, and several volumes of short stories.show more

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4 27% (19)
3 46% (32)
2 11% (8)
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