The Moving Toyshop

Edmund Crispin
Illustrated by A. Richard Allen
Introduced by P. D. James

P. D. James introduces this edition of Crispin’s crime-fiction caper. With lively illustrations by A. Richard Allen.

The improbable has less weight in the City of Oxford than in any other habitable quarter of the globe.

Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery, a composer and choirmaster who also wrote the scores for numerous films. He had a genius for comedy and the surreal, which finds its finest expression in his stories featuring Gervase Fen. P. D. James named The Moving Toyshop in her top five detective novels, and in this new edition she explores just what makes it so enjoyable a book. The illustrations are by A. Richard Allen, whose style will be familiar from previous Folio editions, including Brat Farrar and The Franchise Affair. Allen has also drawn a delightful map of Oxford as endpapers to this beautiful edition. For fans of Crispin this will take a treasured place on the shelves; any lovers of detective fiction who have not previously encountered the novels have a treat in store.

Quarter-bound in buckram with printed and blocked Modigliani paper sides

Set in Photina with Pink Martini display

208 pages

Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations

Printed map endpapers

Plain slipcase

9˝ x 5¾˝

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