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The Crime of the Century

Kingsley Amis

ISBN 10: 0460024884 / ISBN 13: 9780460024884
Verlag: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1987
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good. Softcover
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| B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). | Bridget Ainsworth, aged 20, lay dead in Barn Elms Park. She had been stabbed five times in the back with a peculiarly thin blade. The next night another girl was found murdered - and then another. A killer was on the loose in London. 130pp. Advertisements. Introduction / preface by Kingsley Amis. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 107216

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Titel: The Crime of the Century

Verlag: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good.

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Inhaltsangabe:

When a series of murders performed by a killer with a peculiarly thin blade take place in London, Detective Superintendent Bill Barry is recalled from retirement. Doctors, psychologists, lawyers and politicians join in the hunt, but the biggest crime is yet to come. First published as a six-part serial in "The Sunday Times" newspaper in 1975, readers were encouraged to send in their own solutions to the mystery after episode five. For the first time, the winning entry is published here in book form, together with Amis' own denouement. Kingsley Amis is also the author of "Jake's Thing", "Stanley and the Woman", "The Old Devils" and "Difficulties with Girls".

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Serialized in a British newspaper in 1975, this edition of Amis's whodunit benefits from an introduction by the master satirist himself. The plot involves the murders of young women in London and the special committee set up to coordinate investigations with the police, when even Scotland Yard's most famous detectives fail to catch the killer. The professional sleuths, therefore, consult with an odd assortment of amateurs: Chris Dane, crime novelist; Benedict Royal, an intellectual rock star; Sir Neil Costello, QC; members of Parliament; and psychiatrists, including Marcus Varga, who's flakier than his patients. As the murders continue, so does Amis keep adding ingenious red herrings while playing fair by planting clues for readers sharp enough to spot them. The solution, however, will strike most mystery buffs as tops in the art of literary legerdemain. An alternate denouement, submitted by one of the newspaper's subscribers, closes the book and emphasizes just how foxy the author is.
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