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Author: G K ChestertonVictor L WhitechurchG D H ColeMargaret ColeHenry WadeAll authors
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 80th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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"In 1931, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and ten other crime writers from the newly-formed 'Detection Club' collaborated in publishing a unique crime novel. In a literary game of consequences, each author would write one chapter, leaving G.K. Chesterton to write a typically paradoxical prologue and Anthony Berkeley to tie up all the loose ends. In addition, each of the authors provided their own solution in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G K Chesterton; Victor L Whitechurch; G D H Cole; Margaret Cole; Henry Wade; Agatha Christie; John Rhode; Milward Kennedy; Dorothy L Sayers; Ronald Arbuthnott Knox; Freeman Wills Crofts; Edgar Jepson; Clemence Dane; Anthony Berkeley; Detection Club.
ISBN: 9780007414444 0007414447 9780007414468 0007414463
OCLC Number: 732086506
Notes: One chapter each contributed by G.K. Chesterton, Victor L. Whitechurch, G.D.H. and M. Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald A. Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley ; introduction by Dorothy L. Sayers.
Description: viii, 309 pages : map ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Dorothy L. Sayers --
The three pipe dreams / by G.K. Chesterton --
Corpse ahoy! / by Canon Victor L. Whitechurch --
Breaking the news / by G.D.H. and M. Cole --
Bright thoughts on tides / by Henry Wade --
Mainly conversation / by Agatha Christie --
Inspector Rudge begins to form a theory / by John Rhode --
Inspector Rudge thinks better of it / by Milward Kennedy --
Shocks for the inspector / by Dorothy L. Sayers --
Thirty-nine articles of doubt / by Ronald A. Knox --
The visitor in the night / by Freeman Wills Crofts --
The bathroom basin / by Edgar Jepson --
At the vicarage / by Clemence Dane --
Clearing up the mess / by Anthony Berkeley --
Appendix I : Solutions --
Appendix II ; Notes on mooring of boat ; Counsel's opinion on Fitzgerald's will.
Responsibility: by certain members of The Detection Club ; G.K. Chesterton [and others].

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Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton and nine other writers from the legendary Detection Club collaborate in this fiendishly clever but forgotten crime novel first published 80 years  Read more...

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