Resorting to Murder : Holiday Mysteries, Paperback / softback Book

Resorting to Murder : Holiday Mysteries Paperback / softback

Edited by Martin Edwards

Part of the British Library Crime Classics series


Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all.

So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures.

From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme. These fourteen stories range widely across the golden age of British crime fiction.

Stellar names from the past are well represented - Arthur Conan Doyle and G.

K. Chesterton, for instance - with classic stories that have won acclaim over the decades.

The collection also uncovers a wide range of hidden gems: Anthony Berkeley - whose brilliance with plot had even Agatha Christie in raptures - is represented by a story so (undeservedly) obscure that even the British Library seems not to own a copy.

The stories by Phyllis Bentley and Helen Simpson are almost equally rare, despite the success which both writers achieved, while those by H.

C. Bailey, Leo Bruce and the little-known Gerald Findler have seldom been reprinted.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: British Library Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780712357487



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