Murder by Matchlight: A British Library Crime Classic

Murder by Matchlight: A British Library Crime Classic

"A terrifically atmospheric puzzler…the ending is a stunner…like the best Golden Age crime fiction." —Booklist Starred review '"A man who played about on the fringes of the Black Market, who ...

About The Author

E.C.R. Lorac

E.C.R. Lorac was a pen name of Edith Caroline Rivett (1894-1958) who was a prolific writer of crime fiction from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a member of the prestigious Detection Club. Her books have been almost entirely neglected ...

Reviews of

Murder by Matchlight: A British Library Crime Classic

“A terrifically atmospheric puzzler…the ending is a stunner…like the best Golden Age crime fiction.”

Booklist (starred review)

“This fair-play puzzle will be a welcome treat for golden age fans.”

Publishers Weekly

Murder by Matchlight is an excellent example of an expertly constructed Golden Age mystery, and of the genre as it was in wartime England. Its reprinting revives for us one of the foremost writers of the age.”

PCA, Mystery & Detective Fiction

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