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"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." (starred review)--Connie Fletcher "Booklist "

"Melville keeps the action moving, and there are all sorts of interesting plot twists secret rooms, murderous devices, gunplay, chases, disappearances and kidnappings all the things you might expect to find in a good thriller from the period. As with most thrillers, the reader's enjoyment comes from being surprised by the unexpected twists and turns, so you'll find plenty of them. As usual in this series of reprints, mystery historian Martin Edwards provides us with an introduction to Weekend at Thrackley that gives us more information about Alan Melville's very interesting career. If you enjoy early thrillers of the kind that Edgar Wallace used to write, you'll very likely enjoy Weekend at Thrackley."--Classic Mysteries

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Jim Henderson is one of six guests summoned by the mysterious Edwin Carson, a collector of precious stones, to a weekend party at his country house, Thrackley. The house is gloomy and forbidding but the party is warm and hospitable - except for the presence of Jacobson, the sinister butler. The other guests are wealthy people draped in jewels; Jim cannot imagine why he belongs in such company.

After a weekend of adventure - with attempted robbery and a vanishing guest - secrets come to light and Jim unravels a mystery from his past.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2748 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: British Library Publishing (10 June 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DKGC6T2
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