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The crime of the century, Kingsley Amis

Label
The crime of the century
Title
The crime of the century
Statement of responsibility
Kingsley Amis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Serialized in a British newspaper in 1975, this edition of Amis's whodunit benefits from an introduction by the master satirist himself. The plot involves the murders of young women in London and the special committee set up to coordinate investigations with the police, when even Scotland Yard's most famous detectives fail to catch the killer. The professional sleuths, therefore, consult with an odd assortment of amateurs: Chris Dane, crime novelist; Benedict Royal, an intellectual rock star; Sir Neil Costello, QC; members of Parliament; and psychiatrists, including Marcus Varga, who's flakier than his patients. As the murders continue, so does Amis keep adding ingenious red herrings while playing fair by planting clues for readers sharp enough to spot them. The solution, however, will strike most mystery buffs as tops in the art of literary legerdemain. An alternate denouement, submitted by one of the newspaper's subscribers, closes the book and emphasizes just how foxy the author is
Cataloging source
DLC
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Amis, Kingsley
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
The crime of the century, Kingsley Amis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This work was first published in England by Century Hutchinson Publishing Ltd. and the Sunday Times"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm19556536
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 162 pages
Isbn
9780892963980
Lccn
89042601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The crime of the century, Kingsley Amis
Publication
Note
"This work was first published in England by Century Hutchinson Publishing Ltd. and the Sunday Times"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm19556536
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 162 pages
Isbn
9780892963980
Lccn
89042601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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