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Paperback The Detection Collection Book

ISBN: 0007569718

ISBN13: 9780007569717

The Detection Collection

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Appropriately for such a society, the precise date of the Detection Club's founding is shrouded in mystery. Regular meetings of crime writers seem to have taken place in 1930, and the Club was... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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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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