Six Against The Yard

Paperback | September 16, 2014

byThe Detection Club

not yet rated|write a review
A unique anthology for crime aficionados - six 'perfect murder' stories written by the most accomplished crime writers of the 1930s, designed to fox real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Cornish, who comments on whether or not these crimes could have genuinely been solved.Is the 'perfect murder' possible? Can that crime be committed with such consummate care, with such exacting skill, that it is unsolvable - even to the most astute investigator?In this unique collection, legendary crime writers Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ronald Knox, Dorothy L. Sayers and Russell Thorndike each attempt to create the unsolvable murder, which Superintendent Cornish of the CID then attempts to unravel.This clever literary battle of wits from the archives of the Detection Club follows The Floating Admiral and Ask a Policeman back into print after more than 75 years, and shows some of the experts from the Golden Age of detective fiction at their most ingenious.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$10.97 online
$10.99 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
HURRY, ONLY 2 LEFT!
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

A unique anthology for crime aficionados - six 'perfect murder' stories written by the most accomplished crime writers of the 1930s, designed to fox real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Cornish, who comments on whether or not these crimes could have genuinely been solved.Is the 'perfect murder' possible? Can that crime be committed w...

"The Detection Club is a private association of writers of detective fiction in Great Britain, existing chiefly for the purpose of eating dinners together at suitable intervals and of talking illimitable shop . Its membership is confined to those who have written genuine detective stories (not adventure tales or 'thrillers') and electi...

other books by The Detection Club

The Detection Collection
The Detection Collection

Paperback|Jun 23 2015

$10.99

Ask a Policeman
Ask a Policeman

Kobo ebook|Sep 13 2012

$9.99

The Anatomy of Murder
The Anatomy of Murder

Kobo ebook|Aug 7 2014

$11.99

see all books by The Detection Club
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007513895

ISBN - 13:9780007513895

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Six Against The Yard

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

'I can unreservedly commend this ingenious piece of collaboration.' PunchReviews for previous Detection Club re-issues:'A must for all connoisseurs of detective fiction.' Literary Review'This year's most welcome reissue.' Sunday Telegraph'A book of irresistible charm for students of the detective story.' Times Literary Supplement