Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)

3.7 avg rating
( 253 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780712309936: Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. Short stories are an important part of this tradition, and writers from Agatha Christie to Margery Allingham became famous for the intricate cases which their detectives unravelled in rambling country houses. These stories continue to enjoy wide appeal, driven partly by nostalgia for a vanished way of life, and partly by the pleasure of trying to solve a fiendishly clued puzzle. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic 'closed circle' plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds, as in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Copper Beeches' and W. W. Jacobs' 'The Well'. Many distinguished writers are represented in this collection, including such great names of the genre as Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake and G.K. Chesterton. As with his previous anthologies in the Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards has also unearthed hidden gems and forgotten masterpieces: among them are a fine send-up of the country house murder, 'The Murder at the Towers'; a suspenseful tale by the unaccountably neglected Ethel Lina White; and a story by the little-known Scottish writer J.J. Bell.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer best known for his series of novels set in Liverpool and the Lake District. He is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics as well as being a member of the Murder Squad collective of crime writers, a member of the Crime Writers' Association committee, and archivist of the Detection Club. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, was published in 2015.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Martin Edwards
Published by The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. Short stories are an important part of this tradition, and writers from Agatha Christie to Margery Allingham became famous for the intricate cases which their detectives unravelled in rambling country houses. These stories continue to enjoy wide appeal, driven partly by nostalgia for a vanished way of life, and partly by the pleasure of trying to solve a fiendishly clued puzzle. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic closed circle plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds, as in Arthur Conan Doyle s The Copper Beeches and W. W. Jacobs The Well . Many distinguished writers are represented in this collection, including such great names of the genre as Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake and G.K. Chesterton. As with his previous anthologies in the Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards has also unearthed hidden gems and forgotten masterpieces: among them are a fine send-up of the country house murder, The Murder at the Towers ; a suspenseful tale by the unaccountably neglected Ethel Lina White; and a story by the little-known Scottish writer J.J. Bell. Seller Inventory # AAR9780712309936

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Martin Edwards
Published by The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. Short stories are an important part of this tradition, and writers from Agatha Christie to Margery Allingham became famous for the intricate cases which their detectives unravelled in rambling country houses. These stories continue to enjoy wide appeal, driven partly by nostalgia for a vanished way of life, and partly by the pleasure of trying to solve a fiendishly clued puzzle. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic closed circle plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds, as in Arthur Conan Doyle s The Copper Beeches and W. W. Jacobs The Well . Many distinguished writers are represented in this collection, including such great names of the genre as Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake and G.K. Chesterton. As with his previous anthologies in the Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards has also unearthed hidden gems and forgotten masterpieces: among them are a fine send-up of the country house murder, The Murder at the Towers ; a suspenseful tale by the unaccountably neglected Ethel Lina White; and a story by the little-known Scottish writer J.J. Bell. Seller Inventory # AAR9780712309936

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Martin Edwards
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 24723677-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Martin Edwards
Published by The British Library Publishing D (2016)
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The British Library Publishing D, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001816098

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Martin Edwards
Published by British Library Crime Classics (2016)
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Library Crime Classics, 2016. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # EH9780712309936

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Martin Edwards
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0712309934. Seller Inventory # ST0712309934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Martin Edwards
Published by The British Library Publishing Division (2016)
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The British Library Publishing Division, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780712309936_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Martin Edwards
Published by British Library Publishing
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Library Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780712309936

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Martin Edwards
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 384. Seller Inventory # 374288361

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Edwards, Martin
Published by The British Library Publishing Division
ISBN 10: 0712309934 ISBN 13: 9780712309936
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The British Library Publishing Division. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0712309934 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # RB#BD38331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book