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Murder! Murder! (Francis Quarles #1)

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Published 1961 by Fontana
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Old fashioned puzzle mysteries in short story form featuring Francis Quarles, an obese private detective who is a throwback to the Golden Age of Detection. Most of these tales are only about 5-10 pages with the exception of "The Mystery Of Centre Court" a 100 page novella. The solution usually hinges on one small detail: a missing handkerchief, a misplaced hat, a careless comment made by the murderer. The reader gets the chance to figure it all out by himself, and I can proudly say that I did so ...more
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Julian Gustave Symons is primarily remembered as a master of the art of crime writing. However, in his eighty-two years he produced an enormously varied body of work. Social and military history, biography and criticism were all subjects he touched upon with remarkable success, and he held a distinguished reputation in each field.

His novels were consistently highly individual and expertly crafted,
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