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Trent's Last Case - E. C. Bentley

1913 - Thomas Nelson and Sons, London - First Edition
The first edition of Bentley’s first novel, written in exasperation at the infallibility of Sherlock Holmes, and considered one of the great cornerstones of the detective story by ‘the father of the contemporary detective novel’. Described by Agatha Christie as ‘one of the three best detective stories ever written’.

Gentleman sleuth Philip Trent in the case involving the murder of millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson, slain while on holiday in England. A plot at once orthodox and cunningly contrived.

‘It is the one detective story of the present century which I am certain will go down to posterity as a classic. It is a masterpiece’ – Dorothy L. Sayers.
 
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