Bodies from the Library 6 by Tony Medawar

Bodies from the Library 6: Forgotten Stories of Mystery and Suspense by the Masters of the Golden Age of Detection by Tony Medawar (Editor)
English | 2023 | Mystery & Thriller

Twenty classic authors from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction are brought together in the latest “Bodies from the Library” anthology series of previously unpublished and uncollected stories of crime and suspense.

The end of the First World War saw the rise of an insatiable public appetite for clever and thrilling mystery fiction and a new kind of hero – the modern crime writer. As the genre soared in popularity, so did the inventiveness of its best authors, ushering in a “Golden Age” of detective fiction – two decades of exemplary mystery writing: the era of the whodunit, the impossible crime and the locked-room mystery, with stories that have thrilled and baffled generations of readers.

The Golden Age still casts a long shadow, with many of the authors who were published at that time still hugely popular today. Aside from novels, they all wrote short fiction – stories, serials and plays – and although many have been republished in books over the last 100 years, Bodies from the Library collects the ones that are impossible to find: stories that appeared in a newspaper, magazine or an anthology that has long been out of print; ephemeral works such as plays not aired, staged or screened for decades; and unpublished stories that were absorbed into an author’s archive when they died . . .

Complete with fascinating biographies by Tony Medawar of all the featured authors, this latest volume in the annual Bodies from the Library series once again brings into the daylight the forgotten, the lost and the unknown, and is an indispensable collection for any bookshelf.

No Evidence by Alice Campbell
Post Hasty by Andrew Garve
Greedy Night by E. C. Bentley
The Blackmailers by Cyril Hare
Death Travels First by John Rhode
The Whole Truth by Anthony Gilbert
A Piece Of Cake by Christianna Brand
The Mystery Man of Soho by Margery Allingham
The Commotion at San Giovanni by George Bellairs
The Glass Gravestone by Joseph Commings
The Mystery of the Corridor Express by Victor L. Whitechurch
Sinister Sequence:
Part One: The Sinister Stranger by Michael Cronin
Part Two: The Sinister Suitcase by Geoffrey Household
Part Three: The Sinister Smile by Laurence Meynell
Part Four: The Sinister House by Dennis Wheatley
Part Five: The Sinister Clock by L. P. Hartley

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