One of 12 selected crime story reprints bound in white Linson with silver blocking on front and spine. This book was originally published in 1982.
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Elizabeth Ferrars 1907-1995 One of the most distinguished crime writers of her generation, Elizabeth Ferrars was born in Rangoon and came to Britain at the age of six. She was a pupil at Bedales school between 1918 and 1924, studied journalism at London University and published her first crime novel, Give a Corpse a Bad Name, in 1940, the year that she met her second husband, academic Robert Brown. Highly praised by critics, her brand of intelligent, gripping mysteries beloved by readers, she wrote over seventy novels and was also published (as E. X. Ferrars) in the States, where she was equally popular. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine described her as as 'the writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu', and the Washington Post called her 'a consummate professional in clever plotting, characterization and atmosphere'. She was a founding member of the Crime Writer's Association, who, in the early 1980s, gave her a lifetime achievement award.From Library Journal:
"People usually believe what you tell them about yourself," states Martin Cosgrove ominously. As the Cosgrove clan gathers to celebrate the 80th birthday of their stepmother, Henrietta, these words are only too true. Initially, it seems impossible to the listener that any of the Cosgroves are capable of the heinous crimes of arson, murder, and forgery, but as Ferrars's mystery unfolds, the Cosgroves become the focus of police investigations. One of dozens of mysteries written under the pen name "E.X. Ferrars," Skeleton in Search of a Cupboard is set in the cozy English village of Ickfield. This is a skillfully crafted whodunit about a family's struggle with old loyalties and new alliances. Celia Gordon's narration is first-rate, making this an excellent choice for public libraries.
- Gretchen Browne, Rockville Centre P.L., N.Y.
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1982. Book Condition: Fair. Reprinted edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81745497
Book Description Collins - the Crime Club, Uk, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. white boards, with some minor shelf wear, some minor wear to edges etc, very little library damage, library stamped, jacket in plastic wallet, some shelf wear, a very good tight and clean copy. a crime club Diamond Jubilee edition, Henrietta Cosgroves 80th birthday party had gone well. but her proposal to sell off her house and art work was a bombshell. and that night the house was burnt down!. Bookseller Inventory # 609877
Book Description Collins Crime. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 000231925X the dust cover has a few tears. Bookseller Inventory # BLUE0008766
Book Description BCA, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). 181 pages. BCA, Book Club edition 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 136280
Book Description Collins - Crime Club, London, 1990. Hard Back. Book Condition: Very Good + +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 20x 140x222mm. A Diamond Jubilee collection, White cloth,Sil;ver embossing, illus DJ. 181 pp, not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 0027769
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Cloth. Book Condition: Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Red cloth, gold titles, HARDBACK, FIRST EDITION. Minor shelf wear otherwise this is a very clean and tight copy with no other defects or bnlemishes etc. The DJ is also clean tight and whole. A good sound tight copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 016311
Book Description Collins Crime Club, GB, 1982. Hardback. Book Condition: VG-. Dust Jacket Condition: VG- DW. 1st Edition. Book is in very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. BUT heavily cocked. Top edge slightly spotted. Clean entire dw is slightly marked/worn at spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # g910.040
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of this stand alone thriller novel. Light edge wear to the dust jacket. There is a green "C" rubber stamped on the title page. Price clipped otherwise in near fine / near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 20314