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Crispin, Edmund 1921-1978

Overview
Works: 127 works in 794 publications in 10 languages and 9,209 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Science fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6025.O46, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Edmund Crispin
 
Most widely held works by Edmund Crispin
The moving toyshop : a detective story by Edmund Crispin( Book )

76 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night, Richard Cadogan, poet and would-be bon-vivant, finds the body of an elderly woman in an Oxford toyshop, and is hit on the head. When he comes to, he finds that the toyshop has disappeared and been replaced with a grocery store
The case of the gilded fly by Edmund Crispin( Book )

47 editions published between 1944 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gervase Fen, in his first case, is up to his Oxford Professorship in murder. A troupe of actors converging on the scholarly town for a brief engagement finds its leading lady shot to death. Bad and beautiful, Yseult had many enemies-- but which one had done her in? With alibis as plentiful as motives, only Gervase Fen (self-described as "the only literary critic turned detective in the whole of fiction") can wade through the witty verbiage to find the killer"--
Holy disorders by Edmund Crispin( Book )

61 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Holy Disorders' takes Oxford don and part time detective, Gervase Fen to the town of Tolnbridge, where he is happily bounding around with a butterfly net until the cathedral organist is murdered, giving Fen the chance to play sleuth. The man didn't have an enemy in the world, and even his music was inoffensive: could he have fallen foul of a nest of German spies or of the local coven of witches, ominously rumoured to have been practicing since the 17th century?
Frequent hearses : a detective story by Edmund Crispin( Book )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gervase Fen is serving as a story consultant for a film biography on Alexander Pope when one of the bit players committs suicide. Someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to cover up the real identity of the victim. Then the cameraman is poisoned right before his eyes and Fen finds himself consulting on the more familiar matter of murder
Love lies bleeding by Edmund Crispin( Book )

62 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public signs of an uncontrollable youthful passion disrupt rehearsals for the play at Castrevenford School, where the Headmaster struggles manfully to keep the Platonic halves apart, but it is an uprising of an entirely different sort that will soon occupy his attention. For the night before Speech Day brings the discovery of two wretched murders in the school grounds. With scandal only temporarily averted, it is left to the visiting Gervase Fen, Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, to investigate happenings more convoluted than any genuine Shakespearean tragedy
Swan song by Edmund Crispin( Book )

48 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurrah! With the Nazi's routed, the British can sing Wagner again. The company assembled in Oxford for the first post-war production of Die Meistersinger is delighted, but their happiness is soured by word that the odious Edwin Shorthouse will be singing a leading role. Nearly everyone in the company has reason to loathe Shorthouse, but who could have had the fiendish ingenuity to kill him in his own locked dressing room? Answering that question will require a certain finesse, a certain je ne sais quoi, a certain eccentric professor of English Literature with a passion for amateur detecting
Buried for pleasure by Edmund Crispin( Book )

61 editions published between 1941 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whilst campaigning for a parliamentary seat, prospective MP Gervase Fen finds himself in the midst of a Scotland Yard investigation into a spate of poisoning
The glimpses of the moon : a novel by Edmund Crispin( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and German and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Gervase Fen is in Devon working on his masterpiece critique of the modern novel, but keeps getting distracted--by the local animals (several pigs, a mildly insane cat, a horse with sleeping sickness), by the spectacular failures of the local electrical board, by the vicar's practical jokes, by the retired major yearning for another jolly war. Oh, and by the dismembered body, found in a nearby field, whose head keeps turning up in the most unlikely places.??
Fen Country : twenty-six stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

20 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dandelions and hearing aids, a bloodstained cat, a Leonardo drawing, a corpse with an alibi, a truly poisonous letter...just some of the unusual clues that Oxford don/detective Gervase Fen and his friend Inspector Humbleby are confronted with in this sparkling collection of short mystery stories by one of the great masters of detective fiction
The long divorce by Edmund Crispin( Book )

36 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beware of the trains, sixteen stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How acute are your powers of perception? Do they begin to match those of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth supreme? First published in 1953, these sixteen short stories are classic examples of Fen's crime-solving prowess. A professor of English at Oxford by trade, he is also an eager amateur criminologist and this leads to him becoming involved in a whole host of compelling murder mysteries. His intuition uncovers the most insoluble clues whenever even the best brains in the police force are frankly baffled. These stories also allow you, the reader, to flex your own crime-solving muscles: each one contains all the clues needed to anticipate its outcome, using a delicate combination of logic and common sense ... with a bit of ingenuity thrown in! Do you dare to take them on?
Best sf two : science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

22 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best sf : science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about science fiction in general
Best SF four : science fiction stories( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsequies at Oxford by Edmund Crispin( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in Spanish and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best SF three : science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best tales of terror by Edmund Crispin( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best detective stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edmund Crispin treasury by Edmund Crispin( Book )

3 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best sf six : science fiction stories by Edmund Crispin( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The case of the gilded fly
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The case of the gilded flyHoly disordersFrequent hearses : a detective storyLove lies bleedingSwan songBuried for pleasureFen Country : twenty-six storiesThe long divorce
Alternative Names

controlled identityMontgomery, Bruce, 1921-1978

Crispin, Edmund

Edmund Crispin britisk komponist og skribent

Edmund Crispin Brits schrijver (1921-1978)

Edmund Crispin brittisk kompositör och författare

Edmund Crispin compositeur britannique

Edmund Crispin compositor británico

Edmund Crispin englischer Krimi-Schriftsteller, SF-Herausgeber und Komponist

Edmund Crispin scrittore e compositore britannico

Montgomery, Bruce.

Montgomery, Bruce 1921-1978

Montgomery, Robert B.

Montgomery, Robert Bruce.

Montgomery, Robert Bruce 1921-1978

Монтгомери Р. Б. 1922-1978

エドマンド・クリスピン

クリスピン, エドマンド

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