THE STORY OF CLASSIC CRIME IN 100 BOOKS

MARTIN EDWARDS
288pp 40 COLOUR ILLUS 2017 LIST PRICE: £25.00 LA77

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The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious detective stories can give us clues to the past and an insight into a long-vanished world that, for all its imperfections, continues to fascinate. This book serves as a companion to the British Library’s acclaimed series of Crime Classics. Long-forgotten stories republished in the series have won a devoted new readership, with several titles entering the bestseller charts and sales outstripping those of acclaimed contemporary thrillers.