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- DescriptionWhen 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 is involved 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 crimilogist, to uncover the sordid truth.
- Author BiographyEdmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery (usually credited as Bruce Montgomery) (2 October 1921 - 15 September 1978), an English crime writer and composer. Montgomery wrote nine detective novels and two collections of short stories under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin (taken from a character in Michael Innes's Hamlet, Revenge!). The stories feature Oxford don Gervase Fen, who is an eccentric, sometimes absent-minded Professor of English at the university. Crispin's whodunit novels have complex plots and fantastic, somewhat unbelievable solutions. They are written in a humorous, literary and sometimes farcical style and contain frequent references to English literature, poetry, and music. They are also among the few mystery novels to break the fourth wall occasionally and speak directly to the audience. The Times chose Edmund Crispin as one of their '50 Greatest Crime Writers'.
- Author(s)Edmund Crispin
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication20/12/2012
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleGervase Fen
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Reader
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight414 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK),Trade paperback (US)
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