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British Library Crime Classics Collection Fiction Books 6 Books Bundle (The Hog's Back Mystery, The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864, Antidote to Venom, Quick Curtain

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Titles in this Set : The Hog's Back Mystery, The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864, Antidote to Venom, Quick Curtain, Thirteen Guests, The Notting Hill Mystery. Description :- The Hog's Back Mystery Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle d Titles in this Set : The Hog's Back Mystery, The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864, Antidote to Venom, Quick Curtain, Thirteen Guests, The Notting Hill Mystery. Description :- The Hog's Back Mystery Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864 : The Female Detective was published in 1864 and it introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden. Typical of detective fiction of its time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Gladden, whose deductive methods and energetic approach anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. She does much physical detective work, examining scenes of crime, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm to achieve her ends. Antidote to Venom 'Mr Wills Crofts is deservedly a first favourite with all who want a real puzzle' - Times Literary Supplement 'He always manages to give us something that really keeps us guessing' - Daily Mirror George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; Quick Curtain Quick Curtain is a witty detective story, originally published in 1934. It is one among many books that enjoyed brief popularity during the "Golden Age of murder" between the two world wars but subsequently fell out of sight. The author, Alan Melville, was a successful playwright and man of the theatre, and he uses his knowledge of backstage life to good effect in this breezy whodunit.


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Titles in this Set : The Hog's Back Mystery, The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864, Antidote to Venom, Quick Curtain, Thirteen Guests, The Notting Hill Mystery. Description :- The Hog's Back Mystery Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle d Titles in this Set : The Hog's Back Mystery, The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864, Antidote to Venom, Quick Curtain, Thirteen Guests, The Notting Hill Mystery. Description :- The Hog's Back Mystery Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective, 1864 : The Female Detective was published in 1864 and it introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden. Typical of detective fiction of its time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Gladden, whose deductive methods and energetic approach anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. She does much physical detective work, examining scenes of crime, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm to achieve her ends. Antidote to Venom 'Mr Wills Crofts is deservedly a first favourite with all who want a real puzzle' - Times Literary Supplement 'He always manages to give us something that really keeps us guessing' - Daily Mirror George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; Quick Curtain Quick Curtain is a witty detective story, originally published in 1934. It is one among many books that enjoyed brief popularity during the "Golden Age of murder" between the two world wars but subsequently fell out of sight. The author, Alan Melville, was a successful playwright and man of the theatre, and he uses his knowledge of backstage life to good effect in this breezy whodunit.

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