For 60 years from 1891, Strand Magazine attracted the best writers in England and America. This anthology of 19 crime stories forms a hall of fame for the greatest writers and characters from the golden age of detective fiction. It features Father Brown investigating ‘The Vampire in the Village’, Lord Peter Wimsey grappling elegantly with ‘The Haunted Policeman’, Miss Marple in ‘The Case of the Retired Jeweller’ and Sherlock Holmes in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ – as well as Hercule Poirot, Albert Campion and a host of other rare gems. This is a book to savour, filled with mayhem and mischief, keen intelligence and inspired deduction.
This edition, with illustrations by David Eccles, was originally published in 1991 and is now in its sixth printing.