Julian Symons


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
May 30, 1912

Died
November 23, 1994

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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, raising him above other crime writers of his day. It is for this that he was awarded various prizes, and, in 1982, named as Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America - an honour accorded to only three other English writers before him: Graham Greene, Eric Ambler and Daphne Du Maurier. He succeeded Agatha Christie as the president of Britain's
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The Colour Of Murder

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A Three-Pipe Problem (Sheri...

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The Belting Inheritance

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The Man Who Killed Himself

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The 31st Of February

3.29 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1950 — 14 editions
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2.86 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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