Hardback Murder in the basement / Anthony Berkeley.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0712353941 9780712353946 (pbk.) :
A novel pairing dark humour and intelligent detection work, this 1932 mystery is an example of a celebrated Golden Age author at his playful best. When two newlyweds move into their new home, only to discover that a corpse has been buried in their basement a few months prior, a gruelling case is begun to trace the identity of the victim. With all avenues of investigation approaching exhaustion, a tenuous lead offers a chance for Chief Inspector Moresby, and leads him to the amateur criminlogist Roger Sheringham, who has recently been providing cover work in a school south of London. Desperate for evidence of any kind on the basement case, Moresby begins to sift through the manuscript of a satirical novel Sheringham had been writing about his colleagues at the school, convinced that amongst the colourful cast of teachers hides the victim - and perhaps their murderer.
Series title: British Library Crime Classics
224 pages ; 19 cm.