Described as “A classic that needs to be read” I ordered a copy of The Poisoned Chocolates Case.
This murder mystery was originally published in 1929 and admired by such people as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers. The book is famed for offering multiple solutions. Written by Anthony Berkeley, (a pen name of Anthony Berkeley Cox ), the author is considered one of the most important figures in the history of British crime fiction.
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Graham and Joan Bendix have apparently succeeded in making that eighth wonder of the modern world, a happy marriage. And into the middle of it there drops, like a clap of thunder, a box of chocolates. Joan Bendix is killed by a poisoned box of liqueur chocolates that cannot have been intended for her to eat. The police investigation rapidly reaches a dead end. Chief Inspector Moresby calls on Roger Sheringham and his Crimes Circle – six amateur but intrepid detectives – to consider the case. The evidence is laid before the Circle and the members take it in turn to offer a solution. Each is more convincing than the last, slowly filling in the pieces of the puzzle, until the dazzling conclusion. This new edition includes an alternative ending by the Golden Age writer Christianna Brand, as well as a brand new solution devised specially for the British Library by the crime novelist and Golden Age expert Martin Edwards.