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The Resource The long arm of the law : classic police stories, edited and introduced by Martin Edwards

The long arm of the law : classic police stories, edited and introduced by Martin Edwards

Label
The long arm of the law : classic police stories
Title
The long arm of the law
Title remainder
classic police stories
Statement of responsibility
edited and introduced by Martin Edwards
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur - whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge a hard-working police officer's persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing as well as uncovering lesser-known stories by the great novelists of the golden age. Each of these stories combines realism with entertainment, skilfully blending the conduct of a criminal investigation with a compelling murder-mystery plot
Member of
Summary
Fifteen classic British crime stories, originally published between 1908 and 1966
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618512
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edwards, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
British Library crime classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • FICTION / Classics
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Short Stories
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Target audience
adult
Label
The long arm of the law : classic police stories, edited and introduced by Martin Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Chenholt / Alice and Claude Askew -- The silence of PC Hirley / Edgar Wallace -- The mystery of a midsummer night / George R Sims -- The cleverest clue / Laurence W. Meynell -- The undoing of Mr. Dawes / Gerald Verner -- The man who married too often / Roy Vickers -- The case of Jacob Heylyn / Leonard R. Gribble -- Fingerprints / Freeman Wills Crofts -- Remember to ring twice / E.C.R. Lorac -- Cotton wool and cutlets / Henry Wade -- After the event / Christianna Brand -- Sometimes the blind / Nicholas Blake -- The chief witness / John Creasey -- Old Mr. Martin / Michael Gilbert -- The moorlanders / Gil North
Control code
ocn996987714
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First US Trade paperback edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781464209062
Lccn
2017946811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)996987714
Label
The long arm of the law : classic police stories, edited and introduced by Martin Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Chenholt / Alice and Claude Askew -- The silence of PC Hirley / Edgar Wallace -- The mystery of a midsummer night / George R Sims -- The cleverest clue / Laurence W. Meynell -- The undoing of Mr. Dawes / Gerald Verner -- The man who married too often / Roy Vickers -- The case of Jacob Heylyn / Leonard R. Gribble -- Fingerprints / Freeman Wills Crofts -- Remember to ring twice / E.C.R. Lorac -- Cotton wool and cutlets / Henry Wade -- After the event / Christianna Brand -- Sometimes the blind / Nicholas Blake -- The chief witness / John Creasey -- Old Mr. Martin / Michael Gilbert -- The moorlanders / Gil North
Control code
ocn996987714
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First US Trade paperback edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781464209062
Lccn
2017946811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)996987714

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