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by Agatha Christie


Originally published in 1931, The Floating Admiral is a classic literary collaboration by members of the . 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.

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.

The Floating Admiral is a collaborative detective novel written by fourteen members of the Detection Club in 1931. The twelve chapters of the story were each written by a different author, in the following sequence: Canon Victor Whitechurch, G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley

The Floating Admiral is a collaborative detective novel written by fourteen members of the Detection Club in 1931. Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley

Mark Campbell, The Pocket Essential Agatha Christie "These members of the Detection Club collaborate with skill in a piece of detection rather more tight-knit than one had a right to expect

Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. Ask a Policeman by The Detection Club. Agatha Christie Mark Campbell, The Pocket Essential Agatha Christie "These members of the Detection Club collaborate with skill in a piece of detection rather more tight-knit than one had a right to expect. There is enough to amuse and to stimulate detection; and the Introduction by Dorothy Sayers and supplements by critics and solvers give an insight into the writers' thoughts and modes of work. Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime.

The Floating Admiral. Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, . Chesterton and nine other writers from the legendary Detection Club collaborate in this fiendishly clever but forgotten crime novel first published 80 years ago. "These members of the Detection Club collaborate with skill in a piece of detection rather more tight-knit than one had a right to expect. By Certain Members of the Detection Club. IT is appropriate that the origins of the Detection Club are shrouded in mystery

The Floating Admiral. Canon Victor L. Whitechurch. G. and M. Cole. IT is appropriate that the origins of the Detection Club are shrouded in mystery. No official archives for the organisation have ever been kept and so its history has to be pieced together from the memoirs, correspondence, hints and recollections of its members. One reason for this incomplete record may be that the Club originally prided itself on being a kind of secret society, with rituals known only to its initiates. In the days of the internet, however, such a level of security is impossible.

Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth.

The Floating Admiral book. Ten different Eleven authors including Agatha Christie, all members of the detection club come together to write a prologue and one chapter each of the plot. The story line flows seamlessly from the writings of one author to the other. Several of them including Christie provide their own solution to the murder. Must read for the sheer brilliance of the idea. Detection Club, by Members of the, Christie, Agatha. Published by HarperCollins (2011)

The Floating Admiral. Published by -. ISBN 10: 0007414463 ISBN 13: 9780007414468. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. Published by HarperCollins (2011).

In 1931, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and ten other crime writers from the newly-formed 'Detection Club' collaborated in publishing a unique crime novel. In a literary game of consequences, each author would write one chapter, leaving G.K. Chesterton to write a typically paradoxical prologue and Anthony Berkeley to tie up all the loose ends. In addition, each of the authors provided their own solution in a sealed envelope, all of which appeared at the end of the book, with Agatha Christie's ingenious conclusion acknowledged at the time to be 'enough to make the book worth buying on its own'.Eighty years later, this rarity of the mystery genre is republished in hardback so that fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Golden Age detective writing in general can once again try to solve the mystery of who killed Admiral Penistone and sent him drifting down the River Whyn in the vicar's dinghy!The authors of this novel are: G. K. Chesterton, Canon Victor Whitechurch, G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. Didn't know what to expect with all these authors participating, but it was well written. The story concerns finding the body of a retired English navy admiral floating down a river in the bottom of a boat. It was really meticulously written since each author had to write his or her chapter making certain it connected correctly with the previous chapters. Must have been somewhat difficult by the time the story reached later chapters. Interesting (to me) to note that Agatha Christie is listed as the first author because her chapter was only 8 pages. Of course, her chapter covered the local non-stop talking village gossip and it was typical Christie. The final chapter, some 63 pages and written by
Anthony Berkeley, solves the mystery. Correct? Sort of. We then come to the appendix which is a book in itself. The other authors offer their solutions, Christie tongue in cheek, I think. Try this book if you love English mysteries.
Goltikree
Great fun and a must read for any fans of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. It's fascinating comparing the writing styles of such crime fiction heavyweights as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Anthony Berkeley (Francis Iles), to name a few. The only part of the book I wasn't fussed over was the revelation of all the contributing writers' proposed solutions at the end of the book after Anthony Berkeley had just tied up all the loose ends. Still, it's a great example of a style of writing that's long since gone out of vogue, with contributors as diverse as G.D.H. & Margaret Cole and Ronald A. Knox to enjoy!
Ximinon
Too many suspects and muddled throughout as is to be expected with multiple authors. It does have multiple suggested endings so there is every chance of the reader guessing one of them (I did!) Not really my thing, whodunnits, and this one really does need a pencil and paper to keep track, but if you do like this sort of thing this would probably be considered a classic.
Gna
I had so much fun reading this book; the different styles of writing were hilarious, and because one KNOWs that the solution wasn’t planned beforehand and everything already set up like clockwork, it gives the feeling of real life, of real-time discovery and bungling and bafflement.
Kudos for Anthony Berkeley for clearing up the mess. Milward Kennedy seems like my type of person, will check out the oeuvre.
Dainris
Very nice! Book is in lovely shape and didn't really take that long even though it came from England.
Use_Death
Short stories from the Detection Club a group of some of Britain’s best mystery writers. Moving stories with surprise endings.
Kinashand
Sayer did say in her introduction that it was sort of game between the other members, that it was some of who added more and more elements in their chapter that could possibility be blended in a good story. It just seemed that some of the writer where just writing as if to say " see how you can get out of that one". Of course this book was never written with the mind to publish but as sharpening of the brain, according to Sayer, it was not enjoyable reading. At the end the book did let the reader into the mind of some of the writer's thinking processes and their storyline which WAS very enlightening in more ways than one.
I have read other compilations with other author which flowed really well. But this was a mess although some did take the task seriously it was lost by others.
Agatha Christie . . . . what more needs to be said
The Floating Admiral. by Members of the Detection Club ebook
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Agatha Christie
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