Murder at the Manor

Murder at the Manor

Country House Mysteries

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015
Edition: First US trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781464205736
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Edwards, Martin 1955-
Alternative Title: Country house mysteries
Call Number: MURDER


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Mar 21, 2017

This is an excellent collection of short stories from the golden era of mystery writing, including the beloved Sherlock Holmes, a particularly enjoyable "The Mystery at Horne's Copse," and a story with a twist in "The White Pillars Murder," by Father Brown creator, G.K. Chesterton. However, there are many more stories to test the sleuthing skills of the characters and the reader. Each story is prefaced with a brief history regarding the literary success of its author.

Mar 20, 2017

Compilation of stories. Supposed to be an excellent one by Anthony Berkeley.


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