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Trent's Last Case - (Dover Mystery Classics) by E C Bentley (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Dover Mystery Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Adult

Author: E C Bentley

Language: English

TCIN: 78080042
UPC: 9780486296876
Item Number (DPCI): 247-36-1731


One of the few genuine classics of detective fiction. -- The New York Times. Written in reaction to what Bentley perceived as the sterility and artificiality of the detective fiction of his day -- particularly stories that featured infallible detectives of the Holmesian stripe -- Trent's Last Case (1913) 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.
The 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. New Introduction by Douglas G. Greene.
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