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The detective story in Britain.

Julian Symons

The detective story in Britain.

by Julian Symons

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Published by Published for the British Council and the National Book League of Longmans, Green in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism,
  • English fiction -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesWriters and their work -- no. 145, Writers and their work -- no. 145.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23315321M

      British detective novels Crime, Thriller & Mystery. I am a big fan of British detective stories/novels. I have read almost all of Agatha's works and a couple of books written by Caroline Graham. Can anyone suggest similar books written by contemporary British authors? any detective book will do for me but a good book with a british. HILLARY'S BACK! a gripping crime mystery full of twists (DI Hillary Greene Book 18) by FAITH MARTIN. Read this and over 1 million books with Kindle Unlimited. Eligible for FREE UK Delivery. out of 5 stars Borrow for free from your Kindle device. Join Amazon Prime. Right Behind You: The NEW spine-chiller from the queen of psychological 4/5.

      The History Detective: Story of George Burdett By John Arnold. Yarmouth Assembly Book Follow the story of George Burdett, who seems to have abandoned his family for a life abroad, to see how.   In , Martin Edwards brought out “The Golden Age of Murder,” a history of Britain’s Detection Club that went on to sweep nearly all of .

    The central premise of this book is that Britain was split west to east by post ice age migrations from the Atlantic coast, and from Doggerland. This has given Britain two distinct language and cultural sources, that persisted until the Roman invasions and to the present day. This is an important book, as it therefore has to take a stance /5(). This was followed in by The Origins of the British: a genetic detective story, on the post-glacial peopling of Great Britain and Ireland. In he was consultant on the BBC TV series The Incredible Human Journey.


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