Martin Edwards, who is, among other things, the president of England's prestigious Detection Club, has been kept quite busy of late collecting short stories by classic authors and putting them together into anthologies. As I am particularly fond of stories in the "impossible crimes" sub-genre, I am most grateful for this latest anthology which focuses its attention entirely upon impossibilities. Edwards has chosen from a good mix of authors - some quite famous, some who have lapsed into obscurity. All have turned out wonderfully tricky stories about impossible crimes, and the solutions, in general, are quite novel.(Les Blatt Classic Mysteries)
I am a avid crime fiction fan. Especially ones from the Golden Era... I absolutely loved every word, every mystery. every twist and turn.(Sarah Marsden NetGalley)
The stories are described as "the crème de la crème" of Impossible crimes and locked room mysteries... and the introduction by Martin Edwards are really interesting and add a great deal to the book. I really recommend this to anyone who enjoys the older style of writing.(Leyla Johnson GoodReads)
Another great collection of short stories by British writers ranging in date from Conan Doyle to Margery Allingham. It pleased me that the stories varied in length and difficulty of solution. Very highly recommended for all fans of classic British detection.(Eric Bruce GoodReads)
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.