Mike Ashley's marvelous new selection of whodunnits offers tales that replicate the entire pleasure, escapism and eccentricity of the Twenties. The Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Age of fantastic Nonsense - this was once a decade whilst all people went a bit loopy. It was once additionally a decade that observed impressive detective fiction from the likes of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and others. Contributions diversity from Cornell Woolrich's tale of homicide at a jazz celebration set aboard a steamboat at the Mississippi, to Grenville Robbins's very unlikely murder devoted at the radio, continue to exist air, and Mat Coward's story of dying at a home occasion webhosting the inaugural assembly of the British Communist occasion.
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