Weekend at Thrackley: A British Library Crime Classic

Weekend at Thrackley: A British Library Crime Classic

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS 'I'm taking a revolver to Thrackley. You never know with blokes like Carson. I hate these harmless, potty people—they're always up to something.' Jim ...

About The Author

Alan Melville

ALAN MELVILLE (1910-1983) was a well-known television broadcaster, as well as a playwright, producer and scriptwriter. Among his works are several crime novels from the 1930s, often set in the popular entertainment world he knew at first hand.

Reviews of

Weekend at Thrackley: A British Library Crime Classic

“This story about guests gathered at a country house for the weekend, originally published in 1934, anticipates Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, which appeared five years later…British crime novelist Martin Edwards provides his usual insightful introduction to this latest addition to the British Library Crime Classics series, letting readers know that Raymond Chandler was a huge fan of this novel. Bubbly social satire sets off a clockwork plot.”

Booklist (starred review)

FacebookTwitterEmail
Goodreads