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Bravo of London

And ‘the Bunch of Violets’

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‘The Bravo of London is a little too good to be true, but what does that matter in a tale so stirring and so instinct with literary quality? Upon new and old readers alike, Mr Bramah’s style will exercise its usual irresistible charm.’ Dorothy L. Sayers, The Sunday Times

‘The only detective stories since Poe that are worth re-reading’ George Orwell

‘There’s something very alluring about the character of Max Carrados and the nature of a blind detective … We love detectives, whether a little old lady knitting like Miss Marple, or an egg-headed Belgian, or the great Sherlock Holmes, or the blind Max Carrados – they help us feel that life is going to be OK.’ Stephen Fry

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The classic crime novel featuring blind detective Max Carrados, whose popularity rivalled that of Sherlock Holmes, complete with a new introduction and an extra short story.


In his dark little curio shop Julian Joolby is weaving an extravagant scheme to smash the financial machinery of the world by flooding the Oriental market with forged banknotes. Les mer

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The classic crime novel featuring blind detective Max Carrados, whose popularity rivalled that of Sherlock Holmes, complete with a new introduction and an extra short story.


In his dark little curio shop Julian Joolby is weaving an extravagant scheme to smash the financial machinery of the world by flooding the Oriental market with forged banknotes. But this monster of wickedness has not reckoned on Max Carrados, the suave and resourceful investigator whose visual impairment gives him heightened powers of perception that ordinary detectives overlook.


Max Carrados was a blind detective whose stories by Ernest Bramah appeared from 1914 alongside Sherlock Holmes in the Strand Magazine, in which they often had top billing. Described by George Orwell as among 'the only detective stories since Poe that are worth re-reading', the 25 stories were collected in three hugely popular volumes, culminating in a full-length novel, The Bravo of London (1934), in which Carrados engages in a battle of wits against a fiendish plot that threatens to overthrow civilisation itself.


This Detective Club classic is introduced by Tony Medawar, who investigates the impact on the genre of Bramah's blind detective and the relative obscurity of this, the only Max Carrados novel. This edition also includes the sole uncollected short story 'The Bunch of Violets'.


As well as on the page, the Max Carrados stories have been a firm favourite on television and film, played over the years by (among others) Robert Stephens, Simon Callow and Pip Torrens, and read on audio by Arthur Darvill and Stephen Fry.

Detaljer

Forlag
Collins Crime Club
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780008297435
Utgivelsesår
2018
Format
19 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) created a sleuth whose popularity rivalled that of Sherlock Holmes: Max Carrados, a blind detective who solves crimes thanks to his extraordinary skills at reading things with his fingers and paying attention to the sounds that other people overlook. Bramah was an extremely private man, who abandoned a career in farming to become a local newspaper correspondent. He moved to London as secretary to the humorist Jerome K. Jerome and did editorial work on several magazines before turning to writing as a full-time occupation, also creating a hugely successful series of books about the itinerant rogue, Kai Lung, set in the lush atmosphere of China and praised by the novelist Hilaire Belloc.

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«

‘The Bravo of London is a little too good to be true, but what does that matter in a tale so stirring and so instinct with literary quality? Upon new and old readers alike, Mr Bramah’s style will exercise its usual irresistible charm.’ Dorothy L. Sayers, The Sunday Times

‘The only detective stories since Poe that are worth re-reading’ George Orwell

‘There’s something very alluring about the character of Max Carrados and the nature of a blind detective … We love detectives, whether a little old lady knitting like Miss Marple, or an egg-headed Belgian, or the great Sherlock Holmes, or the blind Max Carrados – they help us feel that life is going to be OK.’ Stephen Fry

»

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