Deep Waters (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

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By Martin Edwards (Editor)
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Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

From picturesque canals to the swirling currents of the ocean, a world of secrets lies buried beneath the surface of the water. Dubious vessels crawl along riverbeds, while the murky depths conceal more than one gruesome murder.

The stories in this collection will dredge up delight in crime fiction fans, as watery graves claim unintended dwellers and disembodied whispers penetrate the sleeping quarters of a ship's captain. How might a thief plot their escape from a floating crime scene? And what is to follow when murder victims, lost to the ocean floor, inevitably resurface?

This British Library anthology uncovers the best mysteries set below the surface, including stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hope Hodgson, and R. Austin Freeman.

About the Author

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer best known for two series of novels set in Liverpool and the Lake District. He is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics, the Vice Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and President of the Detection Club. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, was published in 2015 to international acclaim, and has been nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards for the year's best book about the genre. He received the CWA 2020 Diamond Dagger Award for sustained excellence in crime writing and significant contributions to the genre, joining the ranks of Sue Grafton, Ian Rankin, and Lee Child.

Praise For…

"Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of the genre, Edwards includes writers who will be new to most readers,..a welcome addition to the British Library Crime Classics series. " — Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464211775
ISBN-10: 1464211779
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics