Family Matters (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

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By Martin Edwards (Introduction by), Anthony Rolls
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Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"A deliciously anti-cozy tale of murder most multiplied..." --Kirkus Reviews

Robert Arthur Kewdingham is an eccentric failure of a man. In middle age he retreats into a private world, hunting for Roman artifacts and devoting himself to bizarre mystical beliefs. Robert's wife, Bertha, feels that there are few things more dreadful than a husband who will persist in making a fool of himself in public. Their marriage consists of horrible quarrels, futile arguments, incessant bickering. Scarcely any friends will visit the Kewdinghams in their peaceful hometown Shufflecester.

Everything is wrong--and with the entrance of John Harrigall, a bohemian bachelor from London who catches Bertha's eye, they take a turn for the worse. Soon deep passions and resentments shatter the calm facade of the Kewdinghams' lives.

This richly characterised and elegantly written crime novel from 1933 is a true forgotten classic.

About the Author


ANTHONY ROLLS was a pseudonym of C.E. Vulliamy (1886-1971), a biographer, soldier and archaeologist of distinction who also wrote ten crime novels, four of which were published during the golden age of British detective fiction between the world wars.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464207426
ISBN-10: 1464207429
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 246
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics