Publication Date: 04/05/2023 ISBN: 9781800817746 Category:

Murder in a Heatwave

Cecily Gayford, Various

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication Date: 04/05/2023 ISBN: 9781800817746 Category:
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As the days get longer, escape your troubles and take a trip to the desperately hot towns where nightfall lingers and a sun-drenched picnic can end in panic. No matter how murderously high the temperatures rise, these stories will chill you to the bone. So grab a cool drink and step into the shade … if you dare.

Featuring terrifying tales of summertime murder and mayhem from Dorothy L. Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle, Carter Dickson, Michael Innes, Baroness Orczy, Margery Allingham, Ian Rankin, Julian Symons, Ethel Lina White and Rex Stout.

Publisher Review

With Cecily Gayford in charge, we are on safe ground * Daily Mail * Praise for the Vintage Murder series * : * Has everything you might want ... take this little book to the beach [and] relax in the sun while reading of battered corpses -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * An excellent collection of short stories by ten top-class writers -- Marcel Berlins * Times Books of the Year * Perfect for a quick fix of golden-age crime. This collection of short winter chills is well worth reading by candlelight before turning in on Christmas Eve -- Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code * The Sunday Times * Short, clever and puzzling murder tales test the brains of the most avid crime reader ... delectable * On Magazine * Looking forward to Christmas? [The Vintage Murder series] is a fine way to start it. It's a cracker. -- Amy Myers An impressive tome by some great names ... there isn't actually a bum note in the entire collection, not a single one you could skip through and not miss it - which is quite some feat. To paraphrase Nick Cook's famous Crimewatch sign off, just don't have nightmares after reading it. -- Sarah Morgan * On Magazine *

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