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The Floating Admiral

The Detection Club

by The Detection Club Author · Agatha Christie Author

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It's "great fun" when a baker's dozen of Golden Age authors collaborate on a whodunit—including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and G. K. Chesterton (The Guardian).

Originally published in 1931, The Floating Admiral is a classic literary collaboration by members of the Detection Club, in which each chapter is written by a different mystery author, with G. K. Chesterton adding a prologue after the novel was completed. Each writer was tasked with building on what the previous writer created, without ignoring or avoiding whatever plot points had come before. Although Anthony Berkeley wrote the definitive conclusion to the mystery in his final chapter, the writers all provided their own individual solutions, each in a sealed envelope, which appear in the appendix. In the words of Dorothy L. Sayers in her introduction, the spirit of the project was that of a "detection game," for the amusement of the authors—and their readers.

In the sleepy English seaside village of Whynmouth, an old sailor discovers a corpse floating serenely in a rowboat owned by the local vicar. The victim has been stabbed in the chest. It falls to Inspector Rudge to solve this most baffling mystery, in which not only the identity of the killer but the identity of the victim is called into question.

The Floating Admiral includes contributions by Canon Victor L. Whitechurch, G. D. H. and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald A. Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane, and Anthony Berkeley.

"I was . . . hugely entertained by the virtuoso displays of mental gymnastics, which kept me guessing all the way." —The Guardian

Publication Details

Publisher:
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication Date:
2019
Series:
The Detection Club

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The Detection Club (Author)

The Detection Club was formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, Anthony Berkeley, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, Hugh Walpole, John Rhode, Jessie Ric...

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Creators

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Edgar Jepson
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Anthony Berkeley
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G. K. Chesterton
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Dorothy L. Sayers
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Clemence Dane
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The Detection Club
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Ronald Knox
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Freeman Wills Crofts
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Agatha Christie
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John Rhode
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Henry Wade
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Milward Kennedy
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M. Cole
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Canon Victor L. Whitechurch
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G. D. H.
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