The Colour of Murder: A British Library Crime Classic

The Colour of Murder: A British Library Crime Classic

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS 'One of our most ingenious and stylish home-grown crime novelists' – Spectator 'A book to delight every puzzle-suspense enthusiast' – New York Times John ...

About The Author

Julian Symons

JULIAN SYMONS (1912-1984) was a notable writer of British crime fiction from the 1950s until his death, publishing more than thirty novels in total. He served as President of the prestigious Detection Club, won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery ...

Reviews of

The Colour of Murder: A British Library Crime Classic

“A book to delight every puzzle-suspense enthusiast”

New York Times

“The latest reissue in the British Library’s Crime Classics series comes from a writer long acknowledged as a trailblazer in psychological suspense…Symons keeps readers on their toes with his unreliable narrator and numerous misdirections, but he amply rewards us with a story that makes us think. A very welcome reissue.”

Booklist (starred review)

“…Symons, whose love/hate relationship with the tropes of the classic British mystery continued throughout his long career. This time, he achieves perhaps his most successful melding of sociological analysis, golden-age whodunit tropes, and darkly satirical sendups of the very conventions he relies on to structure this unexpectedly moving tale of a deeply ordinary man all too easily moved. This perfect choice for Poisoned Pen’s British Library Crime Classics series wears its 60 years with surprising lightness.”

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