The Ponson Case (detective Club Crime Classics) by Freeman Wills CroftsThe Ponson Case (detective Club Crime Classics) by Freeman Wills Crofts

The Ponson Case (detective Club Crime Classics)

byFreeman Wills CroftsIntroduction byDolores Gordon-Smith

Hardcover | June 6, 2017

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From the Collins Crime Club archive, the forgotten second novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers'.When the body of Sir William Ponson is found in the Cranshaw River near his home of Luce Manor, it is assumed to be an accident - until the evidence points to murder. Inspector Tanner of Scotland Yard discovers that those who would benefit most from Sir William's death seem to have unbreakable alibis, and a mysterious fifth man whose footprints were found at the crime scene is nowhere to be found . . .This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by Dolores Gordon-Smith, author of the Jack Haldean Golden Age mysteries.
Once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers', Freeman Wills Crofts was an Irish railway engineer whose brilliant first mystery novel, The Cask, was motivated by an extended illness in 1919. Outselling Agatha Christie, and renowned for his ingenious plotting and meticulous attention to detail, Crofts followed up with The Ponson Cas...
Title:The Ponson Case (detective Club Crime Classics)Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008159297

ISBN - 13:9780008159290


Editorial Reviews

'I could find you a sentence or allusion I loved on every single page, and it offers some well-motivated multiple-alibi shenanigans, rich contemporary details, and rigorous, rich, detail-obsessed detection.' The Invisible Event'Of its type, a supremely good example.' Yorkshire Post