eBook-Tipp: Klassische englische Krimis von der British Library

Die British Library, eine der bekanntesten und umfangreichsten Bibliotheken der Welt, veröffentlicht „British Crime Classics“, Krimis aus der Blütezeit der britischen Kriminalliteratur.

Derzeit nur: € 0,99

The Lake District Murder

Krimi von John Bude

When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country? And how is this connected to the shady business dealings of the garage?

John Bude war das Pseudonym, das der englische Theaterproduzent und -direktor Ernest Carpenter Elmore (1901–1957) für seine Krimis verwendet hat. “Golden Age writer Bude’s mystery (published in 1935, the same year as his debut novel, The Cornish Coast Murder, moves from this spectacularly disturbing opening into a satisfying intellectual puzzle, in which tiny discrepancies, like what time the tea table was set, become hugely illuminating.” (Connie Fletcher, Booklist) (117 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 288 Seiten noch günstig?

The 12.30 from Croydon

Krimi von Freeman Wills Croft

We begin with a body. Andrew Crowther, a wealthy retired manufacturer, is found dead in his seat on the 12.30 flight from Croydon to Paris. Rather less orthodox is the ensuing flashback in which we live with the killer at every stage, from the first thoughts of murder to the strains and stresses of living with its execution. Seen from the criminal’s perspective, a mild-mannered Inspector by the name of French is simply another character who needs to be dealt with.

Freeman Wills Crofts (* 1. Juni 1879 in Dublin; † 11. April 1957 in Worthing, West Sussex) war ein irischer Schriftsteller. “Crofts constructs his alibi with immense elaboration…The story is highly successful, and Mr Crofts is to be congratulated upon his experiment.” (Dorothy L. Sayers) (33 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 336 Seiten noch günstig?

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