The Piccadilly Murder

The Piccadilly Murder

by Anthony Berkeley


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The Piccadilly Murder by Anthony Berkeley

Once Mr Chitterwick had given his evidence, thus clarifying that the elderly lady's death was murder and not suicide, it appeared a straightforward case. He had seen something being put into the lady's coffee cup, after all. But then friends and relatives of the accused appeal to Mr Chitterwick, claiming him incapable of such a crime. As Mr Chitterwick investigates, doubts begin to surface, until more evidence arises to hint at a more complicated set of occurrences...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780021485
Publisher: The Langtail Press
Publication date: 04/20/2011
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 0.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Anthony Berkeley Cox (5 July 1893 – 9 March 1971) was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts.
Berkeley was born in Watford, England, and educated at Sherborne School and University College London. After serving in the Army in World War I, he worked as a journalist for many years, contributing to such magazines as Punch and The Humorist. In 1938 he took up book reviewing for John O'London's Weekly and the Daily Telegraph, writing under his pen name Francis Iles. He also wrote for the Sunday Times in the 1940s and for the Manchester Guardian, later The Guardian, from the mid 1950s until 1970.

Table of Contents

1Mr Chitterwick Sees Red1
2Direct Evidence16
3Observations of a Criminologist33
4Identification Parade49
5Mr Chitterwick Goes A-visiting69
6Improper Treatment of a Witness90
7Conversation in a Temple110
8Dastardly Assault on a Lady129
9Reconstructing the Crime150
10A Fantastic Theory167
11Mr Chitterwick Solves the Problem183
12A Little Detecting194
13Clay Feet to a Paragon210
14Rough House230

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