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.
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…
This clever literary battle of wits from the archives of the
Detection Club follows The Floating Admiral and Ask a Policeman
back into print after more than 75 years, and shows some of the experts from the Golden
Age of detective fiction at their most ingenious.
About The Author:
“The Detection Club is a private
association of writers of detective fiction
in Great Britain, existing chiefly for the
purpose of eating dinners together at
suitable intervals and of talking illimitable
shop … Its membership is confined
to those who have written genuine
detective stories (not adventure tales
or ‘thrillers’) and election is secured by
a vote of the club on recommendation
by two or more members, and involves
the undertaking of an oath.” Dorothy L.