Trent's Last Case (Hardback)

E. C. Bentley

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Written in reaction to what Bentley perceived as the sterility and artificiality of the detective fiction of his day, Trent's Last Case features Philip Trent, an all-too-human detective who not only falls in love with the chief suspect but reaches a brilliant conclusion that is totally wrong. Trent's Last Case begins when millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson is murdered while on holiday in England. A London newspaper sends Trent to investigate, and he is soon matching wits with Scotland Yard's Inspector Murth as they probe ever deeper in search of a solution to a mystery filled with odd, mysterious twists and turns. Called by Agatha Christie "one of the best detective stories ever written," Trent's Last Case delights with its flesh-and-blood characters, its naturalness and easy humor, and its style, which, as Dorothy Sayers has noted, "ranges from a vividly coloured rhetoric to a delicate and ironical literary fancy."


Product Details

  • Product code: BGOPP
  • ISBN: 9780008216269
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.2cm
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish date: Thu Aug 10 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 8

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