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The Resource Checkmate to murder : a Second World War mystery, E.C.R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards

Checkmate to murder : a Second World War mystery, E.C.R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards

Label
Checkmate to murder : a Second World War mystery
Title
Checkmate to murder
Title remainder
a Second World War mystery
Statement of responsibility
E.C.R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a dismally foggy night in Hampstead, London, a curious party has gathered in an artist's studio to weather the wartime blackout. A civil servant and a government scientist are matching wits in a game of chess, while an artist paints the portrait of his characterful sitter, bedecked in Cardinal's robes at the other end of the room. In the kitchen, the artist's sister is hosting the charlady of the miser next door. When the brutal murder of said miser is discovered by his Canadian infantryman nephew, it's not long before Inspector Macdonald of Scotland Yard is at the scene, faced with perplexing alibis and with the fate of the young soldier in his hands. In the search for the culprit, Macdonald and his team of detectives must figure out if one of the members of the studio party is somehow involved in the death, or if some other scurrilous neighbor could be responsible"--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
UUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1894-1958
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorac, E. C. R.
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6035.I9
LC item number
C48 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edwards, Martin
Series statement
British Library crime classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Murder
  • Artists
  • Civil service
  • London (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Checkmate to murder : a Second World War mystery, E.C.R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Checkmate to Murder in 1944 in London, England, by Collins"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781464215094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1237670902
  • (OCoLC)on1237670902
  • 3546442
  • 3740161
Label
Checkmate to murder : a Second World War mystery, E.C.R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Checkmate to Murder in 1944 in London, England, by Collins"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781464215094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1237670902
  • (OCoLC)on1237670902
  • 3546442
  • 3740161

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