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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1951, A GOLDEN AGE CLASSIC SET ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

The snow is thick, the phone line is down, and no one is getting in or out of Warbeck Hall. With friends and family gathered round the fire, all should be set for a perfect Christmas, but as the bells chime midnight, a mysterious murder takes place. Who can be responsible? The scorned young lover? The lord's passed-over cousin? The social climbing politician's wife? The Czech history professor? The obsequious butler? And perhaps the real question is: can any of them survive long enough to tell the tale?

'By a long shot, the best crime story I have read for a long time. Everything is traditional, but originality does not suffer. The setting is perfect. Full marks to Mr Hare.' - Irish Press

'Of Cyril Hare's detective stories my only complaint is, that they are too infrequent.' - Tatler

'A completely unexpected and absolutely delightful work . . . and a "must" item for anyone who likes Agatha Christie. I have encountered very few mysteries that are as sheerly likeable as An English Murder.' - Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers


AUTHOR: Cyril Hare was the pseudonym for the distinguished lawyer Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark. He was born in Surrey, in 1900, and was educated at Rugby and Oxford. A member of the Inner Temple, he was called to the Bar in 1924 and joined the chambers of Roland Oliver, who handled many of the great crime cases of the 1920s. He practised as a barrister until the Second World War, after which he served in various legal and judicial capacities including a time as a county court judge in Surrey. Hare's crime novels, many of which draw on his legal experience, have been praised by Elizabeth Bowen and P.D. James among others. He died in 1958 - at the peak of his career as a judge, and at the height of his powers as a master of the whodunit.
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Author:
Cyril Hare
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Publication:
02-Nov-2017
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Pages:
208
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Weight:
168 Grams
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    An English Murder

    Posted by Robert Bridge on 24th Aug 2021

    Cyril Hare has written a Murder mystery with intriguing characters very much in the Agatha Christie style,I have enjoyed this book very much that is why I gave this rating

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