The Spoilt Kill: A Golden Age Mystery and CWA Gold Dagger Award Winner (British Library Crime Classics)

The Spoilt Kill: A Golden Age Mystery and CWA Gold Dagger Award Winner (British Library Crime Classics) by Mary Kelly 1728219973 9781728219974
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Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Librarys archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring crime classics were written in the golden age of detective fiction.

The grey eyes, so apt for tragedy, looked steadily up at me.
"You cant trust me, can you?" she said.

Shentalls, a long-established institution of the Staffordshire Potteries industry is under attack. With its designs leaked to international competition and its prices undercut, private investigator Hedley Nicholson has been tasked with finding the culprit of the suspected sabotage.

But industrial espionage may just be the beginning. Delving further into the churning heart of Shentalls Pottery, Nicholsons prying is soon to unearth rumours of bonds cruelly smashed to pieces, grievances irrevocably baked in stone and a very real body, turning and turning in the liquid clay.

First published in 1961, The Spoilt Kill received widespread critical acclaim and praise from contemporary crime writers such as Julian Symons. Widely heralded as a perfect golden age mystery, this piece of British crime fiction marked a shift in the genre towards mysteries characterized by psychological elements. It was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger and remains a finely crafted masterpiece of the crime genre.

Author: Mary Kelly

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Publication Date: 2020-12-01

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