Die British Library, eine der bekanntesten und umfangreichsten Bibliotheken der Welt, veröffentlicht „British Crime Classics“, Krimis aus der Blütezeit der britischen Kriminalliteratur.
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Secret of High Eldersham
Samuel Whitehead, the new landlord of the Rose and Crown, is a stranger in the lonely East Anglian village of High Eldersham. When the newcomer is stabbed to death in his pub, and Scotland Yard are called to the scene, it seems that the veil dividing High Eldersham from the outside world is about to be lifted.
Cecil John Charles Street (* wohl 1884 in Gibraltar; † wohl Januar 1965) war ein britischer Kriminalschriftsteller und Armeeoffizier. Miles Burton ist eines seiner vielen Pseudonyme. “I am thoroughly enjoying the British Library Crime Classics series, and this book is by far the very best I have read. It has a wonderful plot. The characters are clearly defined and I found it so exciting it was almost overwhelming and I could not put it down.” (Rezensentin) (45 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 220 Seiten noch günstig?
Mystery in the Channel
The captain of the Newhaven to Dieppe steamer spots a small pleasure yacht lying motionless in the water, and on closer inspection, sees a body lying on the deck. When members of his crew go aboard the yacht, they find not one male corpse but two. Both men have been shot, but there is no sign of either the murderer or the pistol. The dead men, it quickly emerges, were called Moxon and Deeping, and they were chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the firm of Moxon General Securities, one of the largest financial houses in the country.
Freeman Wills Crofts (* 1. Juni 1879 in Dublin; † 11. April 1957 in Worthing, West Sussex) war ein irischer Schriftsteller. “This is Freeman Wills Croft at his best with a fiendish plot which hangs on precise timing, the spirit of place with some scenes in France and his usual technical bent, in this instance linked to shipping.” (Rezensentin) (27 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 256 Seiten noch günstig?
Death of a Busybody
Miss Tither, the village busybody, is not the best-loved resident of Hilary Magna. She has made many enemies: bombarding the villagers with religious tracts, berating drunkards, and informing the spouses of cheating partners. Her murder, however, is still a huge shock to the Reverend Ethelred Claplady and his parish.
George Bellairs, 1902 – 1985 war vor allem mit seinen Krimis mit Inspektor Littlejohn einer der bekannteren britischen Krimiautoren. “I’m so glad this was reissued as British Crime Classic. I liked the rural setting. Character of Inspector Littlejohn is very likable. He seems to be at the right place at the right time gather information from important witnesses. It was slow to begin with but there’s enough plot twists to keep the reader interested.” (Rezensent) (33 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 224 Seiten noch günstig?
The Cheltenham Square Murder
In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its ten houses. One summer’s evening, the square’s rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden and unusual death – an arrow to the head, shot through an open window at no. 6. Unfortunately for the murderer, an invitation to visit had just been sent by the crime writer Aldous Barnet, staying with his sister at no. 8, to his friend Superintendent Meredith.
John Bude war das Pseudonym, das der englische Theaterproduzent und -direktor Ernest Carpenter Elmore (1901–1957) für seine Krimis verwendet hat. “I’m so glad this was reissued as British Crime Classic. I liked the rural setting. Character of Inspector Littlejohn is very likable. He seems to be at the right place at the right time gather information from important witnesses. It was slow to begin with but there’s enough plot twists to keep the reader interested.” (Rezensent) (39 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 257 Seiten noch günstig?