Continental Crimes by Martin Edwards
(British Library Crime Classics)

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The field is so rich, in fact, that veteran editor Edwards (Miraculous Mysteries, 2017, etc.) can’t have had much trouble in plucking these plums and near-plums—a feast for the equally nostalgic.
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A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris – belonging to the city's chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riviera, leaving the carabinieri to wonder why his socialite friends at the Villa Almirante are so unconcerned by his death.


These are three of the scenarios in this new collection of vintage crime stories. Detective stories from the golden age and beyond have used European settings – cosmopolitan cities, rural idylls and crumbling chateaux – to explore timeless themes of revenge, deception, murder and haunting.


Including lesser-known stories by Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, J. Jefferson Farjeon and other classic writers, this collection reveals many hidden gems of British crime.

 

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Murder Squad is a collective of leading crime fiction writers. The contributing members to this anthology are Ann Cleeves, the CWA Gold Dagger-winning author of Raven Black, Red Bones, and White Nights; Martin Edwards, the CWA Short Story Dagger-winning author of The Hanging Wood and Serpent Pool; Margaret Murphy, the author of Darkness Falls and Weaving Shadows; Stuart Pawson, the author of The Mushroom Man; and Cath Staincliffe, the author of Blue Murder. Barry Forshaw is the author of The Man Who Left Too Soon and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction.
 
Published August 1, 2017 by Poisoned Pen Press. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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The field is so rich, in fact, that veteran editor Edwards (Miraculous Mysteries, 2017, etc.) can’t have had much trouble in plucking these plums and near-plums—a feast for the equally nostalgic.

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