Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries

Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries

by Martin Edwards (Editor)

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Overview

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"The detective story is a game between two players, the author...and the reader."—Ronald Knox

From the squash court to the golf links, the football pitch to the swimming pool and the race course to the cricket square, no court, grounds, stadium or stand is safe from skullduggery. Entering the arena where sport clashes with crime, this spirited medley of short stories showcases the greatest deadly plays and criminal gambits of the mystery genre.

With introductions by Editor Martin Edwards and stories by some of the finest writers in the field—including Celia Fremlin, Michael Gilbert, Gladys Mitchell, and Leo Bruce—this new anthology offers a ringside view of the darker side of sports and proves that crime, naturally, is a game for all seasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781464212840
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/02/2020
Series: British Library Crime Classics Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 207,027
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer best known for two series of novels set in Liverpool and the Lake District. He is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics, the Vice Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and President of the Detection Club. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, was published in 2015 to international acclaim, and has been nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards for the year's best book about the genre. He received the CWA 2020 Diamond Dagger Award for sustained excellence in crime writing and significant contributions to the genre, joining the ranks of Sue Grafton, Ian Rankin, and Lee Child.

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