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Murder in a Heatwave

Classic Crime Mysteries for the Holidays

Cecily Gayford



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31 October 2023
Series: Vintage Murders
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.

Murder in a Heatwave
features terrifying tales of summertime murder and mayhem from distinguished authors including:

1.  Margery Allingham
2.  G K Chesterton
3.  Carter Dickson
4.  Arthur Conan Doyle
5.  Michael Innes
6.  Baroness Orczy
7.  Ellis Peters
8.  Ian Rankin
9.  Ruth Rendell
10. Dorothy L Sayers
11. Rex Stout
12. Julian Symons
13. Ethel Lina White
Edited by:  
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9781800817746
ISBN 10:   1800817746
Series:   Vintage Murders
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cecily Gayford studied English at the University of Oxford, where she wrote her thesis on the 'Golden Age' detective stories of the 1930s and 1940s. Now a Publishing Director, she has worked at Profile Books for ten years. Murder in a Heatwave includes classic stories from well loved authors such as Dorothy L. Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margery Allingham, Ian Rankin and many more.

Reviews for Murder in a Heatwave: Classic Crime Mysteries for the Holidays

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 * 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

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