Continental Crimes (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

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By Martin Edwards (Introduction by), Martin Edwards (Editor)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781464207488
ISBN-10: 1464207488
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 322
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics