Trent Intervenes

Trent Intervenes

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Twelve stories from the celebrated author of one of the most famous mystery classics ever written, Trent's Last Case.

Philip Trent is an artist, a journalist, and an urbane unraveller of highly problematical crimes. Here the unshakable sleuth appears in twelve tales of misadventure, where the crimes that he investigates range from fraud and embezzlement to criminal assault and murder, yet they all succumb to his adept methods even if the criminal sometimes escapes.

Trent Intervenes affirms Bentley's reputation as an author of the first rank and displays his ability to write equally well in the short story form.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 25mm | 290g
  • Collins Crime Club
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008216290
  • 9780008216290
  • 89,210

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"To say that Trent in small pieces is as excellent as Trent entire is recommendation enough." - Saturday Review of Literature.
"A collection of twelve stories, each and all worthy of your attention." - New York Herald Tribune Books.
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About E. C. Bentley

Edmund Clerihew Bentley was born in London in 1875; he won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford and it was while studying Law in London that he began writing for various newspapers and magazines. Although called to the Bar in 1902, most of his working life was spent at the Daily Telegraph, although he `retired' from journalism in 1934, with the outbreak of WWII and the call-up of younger men, he returned as literary critic in 1939, eventually leaving in 1947.
He made the acquaintance of G. K. Chesterton while at school and they remained lifelong friends. Later in their lives, both also were destined to be President of the Detection Club. Bentley contributed to the early collaborative efforts of the Detection Club, Behind the Screen and The Scoop in 1930 and 1931; and in 1938 edited an impressive anthology, The Second Century of Detective Stories. But his reputation as a detective story writer rests almost entirely on his first detective novel. He died in London in March 1956.
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