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Detection Club

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Works: 43 works in 150 publications in 4 languages and 3,537 library holdings
Genres: Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PR1309.D4, 823.087208
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Verdict of thirteen : a Detection Club anthology by Detection club( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final story, "Waiting for Mr McGregor" by Julian Symons, features a group of characters calling themselves the "Beatrix Potter Brigade."
The detection collection by Robert Barnard( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years since it was first published in hardback, and now for the first time as an eBook, this volume of short stories by the cream of British crime writing talent celebrates 75 years of the quintessential Detection Club. The Detection Club represents the cream of British crime writing talent. Founded on the cusp of the 1930s, the Club's first President was G.K. Chesterton, and since then the mantle of Presidency has passed to some of the most significant names inthe history of crime fiction, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Julian Symons. The Club meets three times a year - to dine, to plot, and to exchange ideas. This anthology includes eleven new stories by the Best of British: Robert Barnard, Lyndsey Davis, Colin Dexter, Clare Francis, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Michael Ridpath and Margaret Yorke, and has been edited by the Club's President, Simon Brett. Among the authors are a number of bestsellers, as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers. This outstanding collection is a must for crime lovers everywhere
The floating admiral by Agatha Christie( Book )

27 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 sealed envelope, all of which appeared at the end of the book, with Agatha Christie's ingenious conclusion acknowledged at the time to be 'enough to make the book worth buying on its own'. The authors of this novel are: G.K. Chesterton, Canon Victor Whitechurch, G.D.H. Cole and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley."--Publisher description
The Scoop & Behind the screen( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two radio plays written by members of Britain's Detection Club
The sinking Admiral by The Detection Club( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Floating Admiral was the first of the Detection Club s collaborative novels, in which twelve of its members wrote a single novel. Eighty-five years later, fourteen members of the club have once again collaborated to produce The Sinking Admiral. The Admiral is a pub in the Suffolk seaside village of Crabwell, The Admiral Byng. The Admiral is also the nickname of its landlord, Geoffrey Horatio Fitzsimmons, as well as the name of the landlord s dinghy. None of them are as buoyant as they should be, for the pub is threatened with closure due to falling takings. Tempers are already frayed due to the arrival of a television documentary team when Fitzsimmons is found dead in his tethered boat. The villagers assume a simple case of suicide and fear that their debt-ridden pub will now sink without trace. The journalists seem determined to finish the job by raking up old skeletons, but they weren t banking on the fact that this story has been written by 14 extremely competitive crime writers arch bamboozlers who will stop at nothing to save a good pub. The Sinking Admiral, edited by the Detection Club s outgoing President author and broadcaster Simon Brett, OBE continues a tradition established by the Detection Club s founders in 1931 when Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Crofts and eleven other esteemed authors wrote The Floating Admiral, a collaborative novel to challenge themselves, fox their readers and help to pay for the Club s running costs. Now, 85 years later, 14 of today s leading crime writers have repeated this unique game of literary consequences, producing an original, ebullient and archetypal whodunit that will keep readers guessing right up to what crime lovers insist on calling the denouement The contributors to The Sinking Admiral are: SIMON BRETT KATE CHARLES NATASHA COOPER STELLA DUFFY MARTIN EDWARDS RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS TIM HEALD MICHAEL JECKS JANET LAURENCE PETER LOVESEY MICHAEL RIDPATH DAVID ROBERTS L.C. TYLER LAURA WILSON all members of The Detection Club
The anatomy of murder : famous crimes critically considered by members of the Detection Club by Detection Club( Book )

13 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology for crime aficionados - seven of the world's most notorious genuine murder mysteries retold by the most accomplished classic crime writers of their generation
Six against the yard( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique anthology for crime aficionados - six 'perfect murder' stories written by the most accomplished crime writers of the 1930s, designed to fox real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Cornish, who comments on whether or not these crimes could have genuinely been solved. Is the 'perfect murder' possible? Can that crime be committed with such consummate care, with such exacting skill, that it is unsolvable - even to the most astute investigator? In this unique collection, legendary crime writers Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox, Dorothy L. Sayers and Russell Thorndike each attempt to create the unsolvable murder, which Superintendent Cornish of the CID then attempts to unravel
Ask a policeman by Policeman( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition, which is reproduced from a first printing of the book, is introduced by the author Martin Edwards, archivist of the Detection Club, and includes a never-before-published Preface by Agatha Christie, 'Detective Writers in England', in which she discusses her fellow writers in the Detection Club. Lord Comstock is a barbarous newspaper tycoon with enemies in high places. His murder in the study of his country house poses a dilemma for the Home Secretary. In the hours before his death, Lord Comstock's visitors included the government Chief Whip, an Archbishop, and the Assistant Commissioner for Scotland Yard. Suspicion falls upon them all and threatens the impartiality of any police investigation. Abandoning protocol, the Home Secretary invites four famous detectives to solve the case: Mrs Adela Bradley, Sir John Saumarez, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Mr Roger Sheringham. All are different, all are plausible, all are on their own - and none of them can ask a policeman...This classic whodunit adopted a completely new approach: Milward Kennedy proposed the title, John Rhode plotted the murder and provided the suspects, and four of their contemporaries were asked to lend their well-known detectives to the task of providing solutions to the crime. But there was to be another twist: the authors would swap detectives and use the characters in their sections of the book. Thus Gladys Mitchell and Helen Simpson swapped Mrs Bradley and Sir John Saumarez, and Dorothy Sayers and Anthony Berkeley swapped Lord Peter Wimsey and Roger Sheringham, enabling the authors to indulge in skilful and sly parodies of each other
Motives for murder( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Detection Club was founded by the creme de la crime of British crime writing in 1930 and its members included Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Berkeley and the Club's first president, G.K. Chesterton. The Detection Club was a way for crime writers to get together, socialise and discuss ideas, a tradition that continues to this day. Edited by current Detection Club President, Martin Edwards, Motives for Murder introduces new stories by members of the Club - some of the best crime writers in the business today - in honour of multi-award-winning author, Peter Lovesey. Ann Cleeves - Simon Brett - Andrew Taylor - Len Deighton - Peter Lovesey - Michael Jecks - Michael Ridpath - Kate Ellis - Ruth Dudley Edwards - Alison Joseph - L.C. Tyler - Catherine Aird - David Roberts - David Stuart Davies - Janet Laurence - Liza Cody - Martin Edwards - Kate Charles - John Malcolm - Marjorie Eccles - Michael Z. Lewin - Susan Moody
The Anatomy of murder; famous crimes critically considered by members of the Detection club: Helen Simpson, John Rhode [pseud.] ... [and others]( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1950 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The verdict of us all( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six against the Yard : in which Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Father Ronald Knox, Dorothy L. Sayers, Russell Thorndike commit the crime of murder which Ex-Superintendent Cornish, C.I.D., is called upon to solve by Ronald Arbuthnott Knox( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES OF VARIOUS LITERARY FORMS. A unique anthology for crime aficionados - six 'perfect murder' stories written by the most accomplished crime writers of the 1930s, designed to fox real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Cornish, who comments on whether or not these crimes could have genuinely been solved. Is the 'perfect murder' possible? Can that crime be committed with such consummate care, with such exacting skill, that it is unsolvable - even to the most astute investigator? In this unique collection, legendary crime writers Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox, Dorothy L. Sayers and Russell Thorndike each attempt to create the unsolvable murder, which Superintendent Cornish of the CID then attempts to unravel
The verdict of us all : stories by the Detection Club to celebrate the eightieth birthday of HRF Keating( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from some of Britain's best loved crime writers. In honour of HRF Keating's eightieth birthday his fellow Detection Club members and the leading lights of contemporary crime fiction serve up a selection of tantalising conundrums
The verdict of us all : stories by the Detection Club for H.R.F. Keating( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The verdict of us all : new stories from the Detection Club by H. R. F Keating( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of H.R.F Keating's 80th Birthday, his fellow Detection Club Members and the leading lights in crime fiction serve up a new selection of tantalising conundrums. Edited by Peter Lovesey. Foreword by Dick Francis. Stories include: Lionel Davidson's Tuesday's Child; Len Deighton's Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Swindle; Reginal Hill's Uncle Harry; P.D. James' Hearing Ghote; H.R.F Keating's Arkady Nikolaivich and many others
The sinking Admiral by Simon Brett( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Floating Admiral was the first of the Detection Club's collaborative novels, in which twelve of its members wrote a single novel. Eighty-five years later, fourteen members of the club have once again collaborated to produce The Sinking Admiral. 'The Admiral' is a pub in the Suffolk seaside village of Crabwell, The Admiral Byng. 'The Admiral' is also the nickname of its landlord, Geoffrey Horatio Fitzsimmons, as well as the name of the landlord's dinghy. None of them are as buoyant as they should be, for the pub is threatened with closure due to falling takings. Tempers are already frayed due to the arrival of a television documentary team when Fitzsimmons is found dead in his tethered boat. The villagers assume a simple case of suicide and fear that their debt-ridden pub will now sink without trace. The journalists seem determined to finish the job by raking up old skeletons, but they weren't banking on the fact that this story has been written by 14 extremely competitive crime writers - arch bamboozlers who will stop at nothing to save a good pub. The Sinking Admiral, edited by the Detection Club's outgoing President - author and broadcaster Simon Brett, OBE - continues a tradition established by the Detection Club's founders in 1931 when Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Crofts and eleven other esteemed authors wrote The Floating Admiral, a 'collaborative novel' to challenge themselves, fox their readers and help to pay for the Club's running costs. Now, 85 years later, 14 of today's leading crime writers have repeated this unique game of literary consequences, producing an original, ebullient and archetypal whodunit that will keep readers guessing right up to what crime lovers insist on calling the dénouement... The contributors to The Sinking Admiral are:SIMON BRETTKATE CHARLESNATASHA COOPERSTELLA DUFFYMARTIN EDWARDSRUTH DUDLEY EDWARDSTIM HEALDMICHAEL JECKSJANET LAURENCEPETER LOVESEYMICHAEL RIDPATHDAVID ROBERTSL.C. TYLERLAURA WILSONall members of The Detection Club
Poslednee plavanie admirala : roman by G. K Chesterton( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Russian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the screen by Hugh Walpole( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six-part serial written for the BBC by six members of the Detection Club
The floating admiral by Detection Club( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt. Inspector Rudge begins to wonder just how many people have contributed to this extraordinary crime and whether he will ever unravel it!
Die letzte Fahrt des Admirals : Roman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (126)

Russian (2)

Danish (1)

German (1)