The Murder of My Aunt (IPL library of crime classics)

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In the beautiful Welsh countryside, Edward Powell is keeping a detailed account of his attempts to do away with his aunt. Of course, the murder of his only living relative is a preposterous notion, but that is exactly what this rather affected young man intends to do. Looked at strictly from Edward's point of view there is some excuse for malice, but on the other hand his wealthy aunt has every reason to feel unfriendly toward him.

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Richard Hull was the pseudonym of British crime-writing accountant Robert Henry Sampson. Born in 1896, he was educated at Rugby School in Warwickshire and obtained a mathematical exhibition to Cambridge on leaving. He was, however, prevented from attending Cambridge by the onset of war, and following his service he became a chartered accountant, working for a firm in the 1920s before setting up his own practice. The author's first novel, The Murder of My Aunt, was published in 1934 and remains his best-known work. After serving in WWII, he continued a career as both accountant and author. A bold experimenter, Hull often used the first person and peopled his books with unpleasant characters. Although dealing with murder, his novels are generally not of the ordinary detective nature; Hull instead specialized in unusual approaches to narrative. An intriguing and innovative crime novelist, he died in 1973.

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"A classic of its kind; an intellectual shocker par excellence." -- Howard Haycraft, Definitive Library of Detective-Crime-Mystery Fiction

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