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The golden age of murder : the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story / Martin Edwards.

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  • ISBN: 9780008105976
  • ISBN: 0008105979
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Collins Crime Club, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets. This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world's most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction.
Source of Description Note:
Online resource; title from EPUB title page (OverDrive, viewed May 18, 2015).
Subject: Detective and mystery stories, English > History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English > Bio-bibliography.
English fiction > 20th century > Bio-bibliography.
Novelists, English > Biography.
Murder in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Looks at how the authors in the Detection Club, which came to include such personalities as Agatha Christie, G.K. Chesterton, and Dorothy Sayers, changed the way mystery novels were conceived and written in 1920s and 1930s Britain.
  • Harper Collins UK
    Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.

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