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The Poisoned Chocolates Case

The Poisoned Chocolates Case (Paperback)

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'All his stories are amusing, intriguing, and he is a master of the final twist' - Agatha Christie'One of the most stunning trick stories in the history of detective fiction' - Julian SymonsGraham and Joan Bendix have apparently succeeded in making that eighth wonder of the modern world, a happy marriage. And into the middle of it there drops, like a clap of thunder, a box of chocolates.Joan Bendix is killed by a poisoned box of liqueur chocolates that cannot have been intended for her to eat. The police investigation rapidly reaches a dead end. Chief Inspector Moresby calls on Roger Sheringham and his Crimes Circle - six amateur but intrepid detectives - to consider the case. The evidence is laid before the Circle and the members take it in turn to offer a solution. Each is more convincing than the last, slowly filling in the pieces of the puzzle, until the dazzling conclusion.



Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crime Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division Publication Date: 10/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9780712356534  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ANTHONY BERKELEY was a pen name of Anthony Berkeley Cox (1893-1971), one of the most important figures in the history of British crime fiction. Many of his novels feature the amateur criminologist Roger Sheringham. As well as being the author of many classic detective stories, Berkeley was the founder of the prestigious Detection Club for the finest crime writers.

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An interesting approach that makes for good reading. Interesting to see how the book's put together. However, Agatha Christie has conditioned me to expect a big finish and … well, this doesn't have that.

- 27/09/2017
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This early mystery is a wonderful tweaking of the detective genre. It was hard to believe that this was not a recent parody of the form. Nevertheless, if you are interested in how the detective novel came to be, you could not do better.

- 02/04/2017
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