Foreign Bodies: A British Library Crime Classic

Foreign Bodies: A British Library Crime Classic

EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTIN EDWARDS Today, translated crime fiction is in vogue—but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were ...

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Martin Edwards

Winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger 2020 Martin Edwards has published sixteen crime novels and more than 50 short stories. ...

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The Swedish Match
Anton Chekhov

A Sensible Course of Action
Palle Rosenkrantz

Strange Tracks
Balduin Groller

The Kennel
Maurice Level

Footprints in the Snow
Maurice Leblanc

The Return of Lord Kingwood

The Stage Box Murder
Paul Rosenhayn

The Spider
Koga Saburo

The Venom of the Tarantula
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

Murder à la Carte
Jean-Toussaint Samat

The Cold Night’s Clearing
Keikichi Osaka

The Mystery of the Green Room
Pierre Véry

John Flanders

The Lipstick and the Teacup

The Puzzle of the Broken Watch
Maria Elvira Bermudez

Reviews of

Foreign Bodies: A British Library Crime Classic

“Edwards (Continental Crimes) has done mystery readers a great service by providing the first-ever anthology of golden age short stories in translation, with 15 superior offerings from authors from France, Japan, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere; even Anton Chekhov makes a contribution (‘The Swedish Match’).”

Publishers Weekly starred review

“…most of these stories have long been forgotten, and most of them richly deserve another look.”

Kirkus Reviews