A Voice Like Velvet (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Donald Henderson, Martin Edwards

On Sale: 11/06/2018

A Voice Like Velvet (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Donald Henderson

On Sale: 11/06/2018

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About the Book

A sensational wartime crime novel about a BBC announcer who abuses his position to commit crimes against the rich and famous…

By day Ernest Bisham is a velvet-voiced announcer for the BBC; the whole country recognises the sound of his meticulous pronouncements. By night, however, Mr Bisham is a cat-burglar, careless about his loot, but revelling in the danger and excitement of his running contest with Scotland Yard. But as he gets away with more and more daring escapades, there will come a time when he goes too far . . .

When Donald Henderson’s Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper caused something of a sensation, his publishers were keen to capitalise on their author’s popularity, quickly reissuing The Announcer (originally published under his pen-name ‘D. H. Landels’) with the more alluring title A Voice Like Velvet. Despite a small edition of just 3,000 copies, it was his best reviewed work, as suspenseful and offbeat as his earlier success.

This Detective Club classic includes an introduction by The Golden Age of Murder’s Martin Edwards, who explores Henderson’s own BBC career and the long established tradition of books about gentlemen crooks. The book also includes a rare Henderson short story, the chilling ‘The Alarm Bell’.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008265342
  • ISBN 10: 0008265348
  • Imprint: Collins Crime Club
  • On Sale: 11/06/2018
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:18.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime

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