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Hardcover The Detection Collection Book

ISBN: 031235763X

ISBN13: 9780312357634

The Detection Collection

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The Detection Club is the oldest and most exclusive crime writing organization and it has always represented the cream of British crime writing talent. The founding and early members were amongst the most famous and best loved figures in the golden age - Agatha Christie, G. K. Chesteron, Dorothy Sayers, John Dickson Carr (the only American ever to be a member) among others - and membership remains by invitation only. Now to celebrate the impending...

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strong anthology

What better way to show reverence to Britain's Detection Club than with a strong anthology for its seventy-fifth birthday though based on Simon Brett's Introduction the founding date is ironically a mystery as 1929, 1930 or 1932 are bandied about. One thing mystery fans will agree upon is that the club has always contained a who's who. The founders included Christie, Chesterton, and Sayers, etc. The contributors to this anthology consists of renowned British authors such as P.D. James, Colin Dexter, H.R.F. Keating, and one of this reviewer's favorite suspense authors Robert Goddard. The eleven tales are all well written with three extraordinary standouts: James' "The Part-time Job", Dexter's "Between the Lines" and "Toupee for a Bald Tyre" by Goddard. Mr. Brett adds an essay "The Detection Club, A Brief History" that adds to the fun of a fine compilation that whether it is anniversary 73. 75 or 76, still pays homage to the founding parents through a solid short story collection. Harriet Klausner
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