Trent's Last Case: The Woman in Black

Trent's Last Case: The Woman in Black

by E. C. Bentley
     
 

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When the American plutocrat Sigsbee Manderson is found dead on his estates, Philip Trent is asked by the editor of the Record to investigate the mysterious case. What caused Manderson to rise in the middle of the night and leave the house without properly dressing and without his false teeth? Who did he meet and why? Who was the murderer? Marlowe, his personal

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When the American plutocrat Sigsbee Manderson is found dead on his estates, Philip Trent is asked by the editor of the Record to investigate the mysterious case. What caused Manderson to rise in the middle of the night and leave the house without properly dressing and without his false teeth? Who did he meet and why? Who was the murderer? Marlowe, his personal secretary? Brunner, his business assistant? Or his beautiful wife? Will Trent be able to solve the mystery? Or will this be Trent's Last Case?

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Encyclopedia Mysteriosa
Bentley's 1912 mystery masterpiece, Trent's Last Case, which introduced Philip Trent, a fallible, human detective with reconizable emotions, was astounding for its time and still stands up well today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935774228
Publisher:
Resurrected Press
Publication date:
08/26/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Jon L. Breen
One of the first important modern detective novels was E.C. Bentley's Trent's Last Case, often cited as the precursor of the Golden Age. The impact of the world war may have delayed Bentley's influence from being fully felt before the next decade.

Meet the Author

Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875-March 30, 1956) was an English humorist and novelist. Oxford educated, he worked as a journalist for a number of London papers including The Daily Telegraph. He invented a form of humorous biographical verse called the clerihew. Encouraged by his friend G. K. Chesterton to write a mystery novel he wrote Trent's Last Case (1913). He also wrote a sequel Trent's Own Case in 1936 as well as a series of short stories involving the character. He was president of the Detection Club which included some of the most famous mystery writers of the day from 1936 to 1949 and wrote for their radio serials in 1930 and 1931.

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