The Detective Club returns this month with your September Crime Club picks, starting with Collins Chiller In the Dark, a collection of tales of terror from E. Nesbit.
This spooky collection was first published 30 years ago, after being all but forgotten for nearly 100 years, and reminds us all that of Nesbit’s status as one of the best ghost-story writers of the Victorian age. This special revised edition also contains seven newly-discovered tales as well as an introduction by the incredible Hugh Lamb.
Nesbit herself had phobias which she said provoked ‘nights and nights of anguish and horror, long years of bitterest fear and dread’ and led her to write the terrifying stories you will find in the pages of this book. Get ready to be kept awake at night by Nesbit’s stories from a world where the dead walked the earth…
In the Dark is out today!
Our second pick is The Passing of Mr Quinn by G. Roy McRae.
For the first time in almost 90 years Collins Crime Club is reprinting this original novelisation of Agatha Christie’s first film. Back in 1928 the first Agatha Christie film was released as a black and white silent movie based loosely on her first Harley Quin story. This rare novelisation was released the same year, although no script print from the film survives, and is a unique record of Christie’s original association with film, now in its 10th decade! This is the rarest Agatha Christie story out there, with a completely elusive author, and therefore, the ultimate Detective Club gem!
One murder: the cruel, sinister Professor Appleby.
Three suspects: his wife, Eleanor Appleby; their neighbour and Eleanor’s lover, Derek Capel; and the house-parlourmaid and Professor Appleby’s mistress, Vera.
But who would poison the most hateful villain to ever have crossed the pages of fiction…
The Passing of Mr Quinn is out 14th September 2017! And don’t miss our new Murder on the Orient Express film tie-ins & special editions this October, marking Agatha Christie’s remarkable ten decades of film adaptations.
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