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Employing this skilful balance between ingenuity and humour, Crispin lays out all the clues so that the reader is given the opportunity to solve each crime by themselves before it is done so immaculately by the eccentric but immensely gifted Professor Fen. First-published post-humously in , Fen Country is Edmund Crispin's second collection of short stories. Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Crispin, Edmund. NY: Walker and Company, c Seller: Columbia Books, Inc. Twenty-six stories, with foreword by Philip Larkin.
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Fen Country Edmund Crispin Paperback. Dandelions, hearing aids, a blood-stained cat, a Leonardo drawing and a corpse with an alibi Just some of the unusual clues that Professor Gervase Fen and his friend Inspector Humbleby are confronted with in this sparkling collection of short mystery stories. Employing a skilful balance of ingenu.
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Edumund Crispin is wonderful. He deserves to be better known than he is.
May 16, JZ rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , shortstories , read. What a pleasant little read between chores and such. Every time I wanted a break, I read a few of these.
Several laughs, more surprises. I loved the novels, and these are quick reminders of why. Pleasant, mostly forgettable puzzle stories, with only a modicum of the wit and weirdnesses of the novels. Aug 26, dmayr rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-liked , crime-detective-series , crime-in-vintage , short-stories-anthologies. A bunch of short, enjoyable stories involving stolen candlesticks, blackmailers, swapping of identities, affairs, assassins and abductions, funny forgeries and of course, murder.
Oct 02, Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it Shelves: owned. Originally published on my blog here in November The description of Fen Country on its cover as twenty six detective stories featuring Gervase Fen is a slight exaggeration; only around half the stories are actually mysteries solved by Crispin's famous detective.
They are generally, though, of high quality, and several of them are quite funny. Writing a mystery in short story format is a difficult art. At novel length, the classic murder myster writer has space to introduce six or seven poten Originally published on my blog here in November At novel length, the classic murder myster writer has space to introduce six or seven potential suspects, all with backgrounds making them suspicious and giving them motives for killing the victim, as well as clues to mislead the reader.
Many novels have denouements which are longer than any of the stories in this collection. To fit enough into a short story for it to have any chance to compete is very difficult, and efforts by even some of the best known mystery authors just show how hard it is the short stories of Dorothy L. Sayers are a case in point. The achievements of Arthur Conan Doyle , who wrote so many classic short stories in the Sherlock Holmes canon, are shown in their correct perspective by this.
And it is, thankfully, of the Sherlock Holmes stories that the reader of Fen Country is most consistently reminded. Their structure is very similar, with the detective usually solving the crime by picking up some small detail - and here the puzzles are sufficiently difficult that I would defy the majority of readers to solve any of the mysteries even with this hint.
The most interesting story - not the best, because it is rather obvious - is We Know You're Busy Writing The story is one of the amusing ones, and it is probably the most memorable. May 08, Marsali Taylor rated it really liked it. I discovered this book a few years back in our local library van note to unfortunate people who live in a town: the library van arrives, full of books, every third Tuesday, around lunch-time, and it's driven by a cheery lady who knows her stock backwards and has good recommendations. You can also order books from the main library in Lerwick, and she'll bring them out on her next visit.
This collection of short stories led me on to read the full-length books. Each story is very short, with a nea I discovered this book a few years back in our local library van note to unfortunate people who live in a town: the library van arrives, full of books, every third Tuesday, around lunch-time, and it's driven by a cheery lady who knows her stock backwards and has good recommendations.