The Long Arm of the Law by Martin Edwards
(British Library Crime Classics)

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A collection of curiosities best spaced out over several sessions but still a most civilized anecdote to contemporary stories about the police, fictional or non-.
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In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur – whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge a hard-working police officer's persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing as well as uncovering lesser-known stories by the great novelists of the golden age. Each of these stories combines realism with entertainment, skilfully blending the conduct of a criminal investigation with a compelling murder-mystery plot.

 

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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 January 2, 2018 by Poisoned Pen Press. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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A collection of curiosities best spaced out over several sessions but still a most civilized anecdote to contemporary stories about the police, fictional or non-.

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