WorldCat Identities

Crispin, Edmund 1921-1978

Overview
Works: 237 works in 741 publications in 3 languages and 9,163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6025.O46, 823.912
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The case of the gilded fly by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
39 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gervase Fen, in his first case, is up to his Oxford Professorship in murder. A troupe of actors converging on the scholarly town for a brief engagement finds its leading lady shot to death. Bad and beautiful, Yseult had many enemies-- but which one had done her in? With alibis as plentiful as motives, only Gervase Fen (self-described as "the only literary critic turned detective in the whole of fiction") can wade through the witty verbiage to find the killer" --
Holy disorders by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
37 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Holy Disorders' takes Oxford don and part time detective, Gervase Fen to the town of Tolnbridge, where he is happily bounding around with a butterfly net until the cathedral organist is murdered, giving Fen the chance to play sleuth. The man didn't have an enemy in the world, and even his music was inoffensive: could he have fallen foul of a nest of German spies or of the local coven of witches, ominously rumoured to have been practicing since the 17th century?
The moving toyshop : a detective story by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
57 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Cadogan is at loose ends in Oxford, very late at night indeed. Charmed by the window display of an old-fashioned toyshop, he is worried to find the door unlocked; surely the owner should be alerted to the potential for danger. At least that's what Cadogan tells himself, as he slips into the darkened store and up the narrow stairway to the apartment above. But rather than a snoring toyman, Cadogan finds a very dead old lady, the marks of murder still livid on her neck. This is, of course, a matter for the police. But when Cadogan returns with the coppers, the sun is shining, and the toyshop...has disappeared. This, it seems, is actually a matter for Gervase Fen."--P. [4] of cover
Frequent hearses : a detective story by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The glimpses of the moon : a novel by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death and decapitation seem to go hand in hand in the Devon village of Aller. When the first victim's head is sent floating down the river, the village's ruralcalm is shattered. Soon the corpses are multiplying and the entire community isinvolved in the murder hunt. While the rector, the major, the police and a journalist, desperate for the scoop of the century, chase false trails, it is left to Gervase Fen, Oxford don and amateur criminologist, to uncover the sordid truth
Love lies bleeding by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
39 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman. På en engelsk skole opdager man 2 lig, og amatørdetektiven, litteraturprofessor Gervase Fen fra Oxford skal prøve at opklare mordene
Swan song by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buried for pleasure by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
35 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whilst campaigning for a parliamentary seat, prospective MP Gervase Fen finds himself in the midst of a Scotland Yard investigation into a spate of poisoning
Fen Country : twenty-six stories by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dandelions and hearing aids, a bloodstained cat, a Leonardo drawing, a corpse with an alibi, a truly poisonous letter...just some of the unusual clues that Oxford don/detective Gervase Fen and his friend Inspector Humbleby are confronted with in this sparkling collection of short mystery stories by one of the great masters of detective fiction
The long divorce by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beware of the trains, sixteen stories by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moving toyshop by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arriving late at night for a holiday in Oxford, the poet Richard Cadogan stumbles across the body of a dead woman in a toyshop. When he returns with the police, the toyshop is a grocery store and there is no sign of the corpse. Cadogan joins forces with the eccentric Professor Gervase Fen to solve the mystery. Battling with limerick clues, an unusual will, an impossible murder and disappearing evidence, the bookish duo rampage through the university town determined to find answers. Crispin's most famous novel, The Moving Toyshop is fast-paced, funny and full of entertaining literary puzzles
Best SF two : science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best sf, science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1955 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about science fiction in general
Beware of the trains by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sudden vengeance by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
3 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edmund Crispin treasury by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1945 and 1974 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obsequies at Oxford by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1945 and 1963 in English and Spanish and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best SF three; science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1956 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best SF four; science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Montgomery, Bruce, 1921-1978

Crispin, Edmund
Montgomery, Bruce.
Montgomery, Bruce 1921-1978 Wirklicher Name
Montgomery, Robert B.
Montgomery, Robert Bruce
Montgomery, Robert Bruce 1921-1978 Wirklicher Name
クリスピン, エドマンド
Languages
English (391)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
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