By Carolyn Wells
Book 50 within the Detective membership Crime Classics sequence is Carolyn Wells’ Murder within the Bookshop, a vintage locked room homicide secret so as to have a unique resonance for fanatics and creditors of Golden Age detective fiction. contains a bonus homicide tale: ‘The Shakespeare Title-Page Mystery’.
When Philip Balfour is located murdered in a brand new York bookstall, the #1 suspect is his librarian, a guy who has coveted Balfour’s widow. but if the police notice booklet worthy $100,000 is lacking, detective Fleming Stone realises that a few humans covet infrequent volumes much more hugely than different men’s better halves, and embarks on certainly one of his most threatening investigations.
A winning poet and children’s writer, Carolyn Wells stumbled on secret fiction in her forties and went directly to turn into one among America’s most well-liked Golden Age writers. Penning eighty two detective novels among 1909 and her demise in 1942, she used to be mourned in 1968 by way of the good John Dickson Carr as one among secret fiction’s ‘lost women now good lost’, and continues to be undeservedly ignored 50 years later. Murder within the Bookshop is a narrative laced with criminal activity, locked rooms and bookish intricacies that any bibliophile will locate irresistible.
This Detective membership hardback is brought by means of award-winning author and authority on Golden Age detective fiction, Curtis Evans, and contains ‘The Shakespeare Title-Page Mystery’, a murderous story of literary shenanigans that was once one of many final items of detective fiction which Carolyn Wells ever published.
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Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club Crime Classics) by Carolyn Wells