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The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories

Martin Edwards

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British Library Publishing
01 October 2019
Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Classic crime
The detective's role is simple: to catch the culprit. Yet behind each casual observation lies a learned mind, trained on finding the key to the mystery. Crimes, whatever their form, are often best solved through deliberations of logic - preferably amid complicated gadgetry and a pile of hefty scientific volumes. The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction, whether they are identifying the perpetrator from a single scrap of fabric, or picking out the poison from a sinister line-up. Containing stories by R Austin Freeman, J J Connington and the master of logical reasoning, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the human brain over villainous deeds.
Edited by:   Martin Edwards
Imprint:   British Library Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9780712352895
ISBN 10:   0712352899
Series:   British Library Crime Classics
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Edwards is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics. He is an award-winning crime writer and President of the Detection Club. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards. His history of the mystery genre The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books was published by the British Library.

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