Author(s): The Detection Club
Ten years since it was first published, this volume of short stories by the cream of British crime writing talent celebrates 75 years of the quintessential Detection Club. The Detection Club represents the cream of British crime writing talent. Founded on the cusp of the 1930s, the Club's first President was G.K. Chesterton, and since then the mantle of Presidency has passed to some of the most significant names inthe history of crime fiction, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Julian Symons. The Club meets three times a year - to dine, to plot, and to exchange ideas. This anthology includes eleven new stories by the Best of British: Robert Barnard, Lyndsey Davis, Colin Dexter, Clare Francis, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Michael Ridpath and Margaret Yorke, and has been edited by the Club's President, Simon Brett. Among the authors are a number of bestsellers, as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers. This outstanding collection is a must for crime lovers everywhere.
Reviews for previous Detection Club re-issues: 'A must for all connoisseurs of detective fiction.' Literary Review 'This year's most welcome reissue.' Sunday Telegraph 'A book of irresistible charm for students of the detective story.' Times Literary Supplement
The editor, Simon Brett, has been a radio and television producer, broadcaster and writer. He is the author of many crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter and the Fethering series.