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"One of the three best detective stories ever written." --Agatha Christie On Wall Street, the mere mention of the name Sigsbee Manderson is enough to send a stock soaring--or bring it tumbling back to earth. Feared but not loved, Manderson has no one to mourn him when the gardener at his British country estate finds him facedown in the dirt, a bullet buried in his brain. There are bruises on his wrist and blood on his clothes, but no clue that will lead the police to the murderer. It will take an amateur to--inadvertently--show them the way. Cheerful, charming, and always eager for a mystery, portrait artist and gentleman sleuth Philip Trent leaps into the Manderson affair with all the passion of the autodidact. Simply by reading the newspapers, he discovers overlooked details of the crime. Not all of his reasoning is sound, and his romantic interests are suspect, to say the least, but Trent's dedication to the art of detection soon uncovers what no one expected him to find: the truth. Delightfully irreverent yet ingeniously plotted, Trent's Last Case is widely regarded as a masterwork of the mystery genre. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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display_description Edmund Clerihew Bentley was born on July 10th in London and educated at St Paul's and Merton College, Oxford. Bentley worked as a journalist on several newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph. His first published collection of poetry in 1905, "Biography for Beginners, " popularized the clerihew form (this was an irregular type of humourous verse, normally on biographical subjects) it was followed by two other collections, More Biography (1929) and Baseless Biography (1939). His detective novel, Trent's Last Case (1913), is the first modern mystery. It was much praised and admired by, among others, Dorothy L. Sayers. It features a dense, labyrinthine and mystifying plotting which was unusual for the time (which was between high brow novels and pulp fiction serials and magazines imprints) and aroused great interest. It was adapted into a film in 1920, 1929, and 1952. The success of the work inspired him, after 23 years, to write a sequel, Trent's Own Case (1936). There was also a book of Trent short stories, Trent Intervenes. From 1936 until 1949 Bentley was president of the Detection Club. He contributed to two crime stories for the club's radio serials broadcast in 1930 and 1931. E. C. Bentley died in 1956 in London at the age of 80.
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title_full Trent's Last Case [electronic resource] Bentley, E. C., Trent's last case / E. C. Bentley, Trent's last case [electronic resource] / E. C. Bentley, Trent's last case [electronic resource] / E.C. Bentley, Trent's last case [electronic resource] Bentley, E. C. (Edmund Clerihew), 1875-1956.
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