Murder underground / Mavis Doriel Hay ; with an introduction by Stephen Booth.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||M HAY (Text)||33500012342101||Main||Available||-|
|Mahnomen Public Library||M HAY (Text)||33500012342093||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1464206619
- ISBN: 9781464206610
- Physical Description: 263 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 21 cm
- Edition: First US trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
|General Note:|| Originally published: London : Skeffington & Son, 1934.
|Summary, etc.:|| When Miss Pongleton is found murdered on the stairs of Belsize Park station, her fellow-boarders in the Frampton Hotel are not overwhelmed with grief at the death of a tiresome old woman. But they all have their theories about the identity of the murderer, and help to unravel the mystery of who killed the wealthy Pongle . Several of her fellow residents even Tuppy the terrier have a part to play in the events that lead to a dramatic arrest. This classic mystery novel is set in and around the Northern Line of the London Underground.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1
*Starred Review* In this republished mystery from 1934, some fairly standard components of classic crime mysteryâa disputed will, a stolen brooch, and a broken heartâare transported to twin settings unusual for the time: a London boardinghouse and a Northern Line Underground station. The boardinghouse device, which throws together people of varying ages and fortunes who are either stable, broken, or on the make, is a marvelous way of bringing the country-house mystery into the city and the Depression. One of the Frampton Hotel's boarders, a Miss Euphemia Pongleton, an annoying, nastily frugal elderly woman disliked by all, is found strangled to death with a dog leash at the top of the stairs leading down to Belsize Park Underground station. The other boarders react with keen interest, but not grief, to the news of the murder and set about solving it, sussing out which of their fellow boarders may have murdered Miss Pongleton. In terms of plot, the novel is almost pure puzzle, making it a prime example of a Golden Age mystery, but Hay injects humor and keen characterization into the mix as well. As Dorothy L. Sayers wrote in the Sunday Times: "This detective novel is much more than interesting." With an insightful introduction by British mystery writer Stephen Booth, this is another winning entry in the British Library Crime Classics series. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
MAVIS DORIEL HAY (1894-1979) was a novelist of the golden age of British crime fiction. Her three detective novels were published in the 1930s and have now been reintroduced to modern readers by the British Library.
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|Genre:||Detective and mystery fiction.