A classic crime story from the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, beautifully reissued for a whole new audience of Milne fans and crime lovers alike.
Far from the gentle slopes of the Hundred Acre Wood lies The Red House, the setting for A.A. Milne’s only detective story, where secret passages, uninvited guests, a sinister valet and a puzzling murder lay the foundations for a classic crime caper.
The Red House Mystery is a lost gem from a time before Tigger and a perfectly crafted whodunit with witty dialogue, deft plotting and a most curious cast of characters.
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Alan Alexander Milne was born in Hampstead in 1882 and attended an independent school run by his father before studying mathematics at Cambridge. After university he worked as an Assistant Editor at the magazine Punch and established himself as a successful author of both plays and novels, including The Red House Mystery until, with the publication of When We Were Very Young in 1924 and Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926 his career took a very different turn. Milne continued to produce works for adults but occasionally resented the success of his children's stories, which overshadowed much of his other work. In 1952 A. A. Milne suffered a stroke after brain surgery and retired to his country home in Sussex as an invalid. He died there four years later.From Library Journal:
Though Milne is immediately associated with Winnie-the-Pooh and pals, he nonetheless wrote a number of adult titles, including this 1922 novel in which guests at a country estate become amateur sleuths when a shooting occurs and all evidence points toward their host. This edition contains a new introduction by scholar Douglas Greene.
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Book Description Vintage Classics, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099521261
Book Description Vintage Classics, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99521261
Book Description Vintage Classics, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099521261