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

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

Label
The golden age of murder : the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story
Title
The golden age of murder
Title remainder
the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story
Statement of responsibility
Martin Edwards
Title variation
Mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's description
Summary
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
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, 2015.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical, 2016.
  • Macavity Award for Best Critical/Biographical, 2016.
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10423993
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Martin
Dewey number
823.087209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.D4
LC item number
E39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detection Club
  • Detection Club
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Murder in literature
  • Novelists, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Novelists, English
  • Murder in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The golden age of murder : the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story, Martin Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes facsimile reproductions of the 1932 Constitution and Rules of the Detection Club (pages 441-447)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: the unusual suspects. The ritual in the dark ; A bitter sin ; Conversations about a hanged woman ; A Bolshevik soul in a Fabian muzzle ; Wearing their criminological spurs ; The art of self-tormenting -- Part two: the rules of the game. Setting a good example to the Mafia ; The Fungus-story and the meaning of life ; Wistful plans for killing off wives ; The least likely person ; The best advertisement in the world -- Part three: looking to escape. "Human life's the cheapest thing there is" ; Echoes of war ; Murder, transvestism and suicide during a trapeze act ; A severed head in a fish-bag ; "Have you hear of sexual perversions?" ; Clearing up the mess ; What it means to be stuck for money ; Neglecting Demosthenes in favour of Freud -- Part four: taking on the police. Playing games with Scotland Yard ; Why was the shift put in the boiler-hole? ; Trent's very last case ; A coffin entombed in a crypt of granite -- Part five: justifying murder. Knives engraved with "Blood and honour" ; Touching with a fingertip the fringe of great events ; Collecting murderers ; No judge or jury but my own conscience -- Part six: the end game. Playing the grandest game in the world ; The work of a pestilential creature ; Frank to the point of indecency ; Shocked by the brethren -- Part seven: unravelling the mysteries. Murder goes on forever
Control code
000054496097
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 481 pages
Isbn
9780008105969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889165831
Label
The golden age of murder : the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story, Martin Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes facsimile reproductions of the 1932 Constitution and Rules of the Detection Club (pages 441-447)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: the unusual suspects. The ritual in the dark ; A bitter sin ; Conversations about a hanged woman ; A Bolshevik soul in a Fabian muzzle ; Wearing their criminological spurs ; The art of self-tormenting -- Part two: the rules of the game. Setting a good example to the Mafia ; The Fungus-story and the meaning of life ; Wistful plans for killing off wives ; The least likely person ; The best advertisement in the world -- Part three: looking to escape. "Human life's the cheapest thing there is" ; Echoes of war ; Murder, transvestism and suicide during a trapeze act ; A severed head in a fish-bag ; "Have you hear of sexual perversions?" ; Clearing up the mess ; What it means to be stuck for money ; Neglecting Demosthenes in favour of Freud -- Part four: taking on the police. Playing games with Scotland Yard ; Why was the shift put in the boiler-hole? ; Trent's very last case ; A coffin entombed in a crypt of granite -- Part five: justifying murder. Knives engraved with "Blood and honour" ; Touching with a fingertip the fringe of great events ; Collecting murderers ; No judge or jury but my own conscience -- Part six: the end game. Playing the grandest game in the world ; The work of a pestilential creature ; Frank to the point of indecency ; Shocked by the brethren -- Part seven: unravelling the mysteries. Murder goes on forever
Control code
000054496097
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 481 pages
Isbn
9780008105969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889165831

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