A trio of detective novels in one collection, from three British masters of mystery.
This volume showcasing classic whodunits includes:
Police at the Funeral
The tranquility of Cambridge is punctured when a member of the illustrious Faraday family disappears. No time is wasted in summoning Albert Campion to investigate—but when he arrives he’s greeted by a band of eccentric relatives all at daggers with each other. Soon there are as many dead bodies as red herrings, and Campion must uncover the secrets of the Faraday dynasty before another victim falls . . .
“My very favourite of the four Queens of crime is Allingham.” —J.K. Rowling
Murder Makes Mistakes
The many admirers of Sergeant Cromwell, faithful assistant and friend to Superintendent Littlejohn, are dismayed to learn that as he attended his uncle’s funeral in the pretty Cheshire village of Rushton Inferior, he was shot through the head. Unsure whether this was an accident or attempted murder, Littlejohn casts all other tasks aside and hurries north to investigate . . .
“[A] pure British detective story.” —The New York Times
Buried for Pleasure
In the sleepy village of Sanford Angelorum, professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to run for parliament. The village he’s come to canvass appears perfectly peaceful, but Fen soon discovers that someone in the village has discovered a dark secret and is using it for blackmail. Anyone who comes close to uncovering the blackmailer’s identity is swiftly dispatched. As the joys of politics wear off, Fen sets his mind to the mystery but is caught up in a tangled tale of eccentric psychiatrists, escaped lunatics, beautiful women, and lost heirs . . .
“The master of the whodunnit.” —The New York Times