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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Marina is an Anglo-Indian, London-based barrister specialising in constitutional and human rights ...(+)

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The Floating Admiral


Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Aug 15, 2011
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 336
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9789350092712
Price : 395

About the book

Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar in whose boat the body was found is withholding information and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye – even the identity of the victim is called into doubt. Inspector Rudge begins to wonder just how many people have contributed to this extraordinary crime and whether he will ever unravel it...

Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and ten other crime writers from the newly formed ‘Detection Club’ collaborated in publishing a unique crime novel. In a literary game of consequences, each author would write one chapter, leaving G.K. Chesterton to write a typically paradoxical prologue and Anthony Berkeley to tie up all the loose ends. In addition, each of the authors provided their own solution in a sealed envelope, all of which appeared at the end of the book, with Agatha Christie’s ingenious conclusion acknowledged at the time to be ‘enough to make the book worth buying on its own’.

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