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The Man Who Didn't Fly (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Margot Bennett, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728220000
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 5th, 2021

The British Library presents another captivating example of classic crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder.


Weekend at Thrackley (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Alan Melville, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781464209710
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - August 7th, 2018

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS

'I'm taking a revolver to Thrackley. You never know with blokes like Carson. I hate these harmless, potty people - they're always up to something.'


Deep Waters (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Editor)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781464211775
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 3rd, 2019

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

From picturesque canals to the swirling currents of the ocean, a world of secrets lies buried beneath the surface of the water. Dubious vessels crawl along riverbeds, while the murky depths conceal more than one gruesome murder.


Mystery in the Channel (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781464206719
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 3rd, 2017

The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer's crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the water ahead of them, appears to have been abandoned, and there is a dark red stain on the deck... Two bodies later, with no sign of a gun, there certainly is a mystery in the channel.


Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Editor)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781464212840
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - July 2nd, 2020

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"The detective story is a game between two players, the author...and the reader."--Ronald Knox


Death Has Deep Roots: A Second World War Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Michael Gilbert, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492699538
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - November 5th, 2019

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

An eager London crowd awaits the trial of Victoria Lamartine, hotel worker, ex-French Resistance fighter, and the only logical suspect for the murder of her supposed lover, Major Eric Thoseby. Lamartine--who once escaped from the clutches of the Gestapo--is set to meet her end at the gallows.


Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781464207365
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 5th, 2017

Miss Tither, the village busybody, is not the best-loved resident of Hilary Magna. She has made many enemies: bombarding the villagers with religious tracts, berating drunkards, and informing the spouses of cheating partners. Her murder, however, is still a huge shock to the Reverend Ethelred Claplady and his parish.


Surfeit of Suspects (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781464211737
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - July 2nd, 2019

Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Library's archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring classics were written in the golden age of detective fiction.

"At 8 o'clock in the evening on the 8th of November, there was a terrific explosion in Green Lane, Evingden."


Foreign Bodies (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781464209109
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - March 6th, 2018

EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTIN EDWARDS


Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781464209697
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - July 3rd, 2018

Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Library's archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring classics were written in the golden age of detective fiction.

"This is the perfect volume for fans of short, high-quality, fair-play detective fiction." --Publishers Weekly


The Colour of Murder (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Introduction by), Julian Symons
$12.95
ISBN: 9781464210891
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - February 5th, 2019

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS

'One of our most ingenious and stylish home-grown crime novelists' - Spectator
'A book to delight every puzzle-suspense enthusiast' - New York Times


Fire in the Thatch (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781464209673
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - June 5th, 2018

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS


Death in Fancy Dress (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Anthony Gilbert, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781464212253
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - April 14th, 2020

Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Library's archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring crime classics were written in the golden age of mysteries.

At a soir e like this, anyone can be the life--or death--of the party


Murder by Matchlight (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By E. C. R. Lorac, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781464210938
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - March 5th, 2019

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS

'"A man who played about on the fringes of the Black Market, who had fought for Sinn Fein, who lived by his wits - and who finally became dangerous to somebody and was knocked over the head in the blackout. It may prove to be a sordid story, but I certainly find it an interesting one."'


The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Leonard Gribble, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781464210839
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - December 4th, 2018

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS

'No one had tackled Doyce. He had been alone when he fell. He had simply folded up like a jack-knife and slipped to the ground. What had happened?'


The 12.30 from Croydon (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781464206733
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - February 7th, 2017

We begin with a body. Andrew Crowther, a wealthy retired manufacturer, is found dead in his seat on the 12.30 flight from Croydon to Paris. Rather less orthodox is the ensuing flashback in which we live with the killer at every stage, from the first thoughts of murder to the strains and stresses of living with its execution.


Crossed Skis (British Library Crime Classics) Cover Image
By Carol Carnac, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728219943
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - November 3rd, 2020

Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Library's archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring classics were written in the golden age of detective fiction.

Crossed skis means danger ahead...