Portrait of a Murderer: A British Library Crime Classic

Portrait of a Murderer: A British Library Crime Classic

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS   'Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at ...

About The Author

Anne Meredith

ANNE MEREDITH was the pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson (1899-1973), who is best known as the author of the Arthur Crook series of detective novels published under the name of Anthony Gilbert. She was a highly esteemed writer of crime ...

About The Author

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards has published sixteen crime novels and more than 50 short stories. His crime fiction has been short-listed for several awards and in 2008 he won the CWA Short Story Dagger. He had edited 20 crime anthologies and contributed ...

Reviews of

Portrait of a Murderer: A British Library Crime Classic

“Psychological depth enables Meredith to maintain engagement even after the killer’s identity is disclosed, and she effectively shifts points of view, incorporating that of the murderer in the crime’s aftermath and that of a character who may hold the key to achieving justice. Simple prose conveys personality in just a few words. Golden age fans will be enthralled.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“…it would be hard to improve on this opening sentence: ‘Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.’ A great setup developed with a heartless sense of purpose…”

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