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Edmund Crispin (1921–1978)

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Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery, 1921—1978, an English crime writer, science-fiction anthologist and composer.

Writing as Edmund Crispin he is known for his detective novels and short stories featuring Oxford professor, Gervase Fen.

Writing as Bruce Montgomery, he was a prolific composer of vocal and film music.

(ger) Edmund Crispin war das Pseudonym von Robert Bruce Montgomery, 1921—1978, einem englischen Krimiautor, Science-fiction-Herausgeber und Komponisten. Unter dem Namen Edmund Crispin ist er bekannt für seine Detektivromane und -erzählungen um den Oxford-Professor Gervase Fen. Writing as Bruce Montgomery, he was a prolific composer of vocal and film music.


Værker af Edmund Crispin

Liget i legetøjsbutikken (1946) 1,459 eksemplarer, 63 anmeldelser
The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944) 930 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
Holy Disorders (1946) 631 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Love Lies Bleeding (1948) 609 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Stem på detektiven (1948) 484 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Frequent Hearses (1950) 473 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Swan Song (1947) 468 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
The Glimpses of the Moon (1977) 430 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
The Long Divorce (1951) 393 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Beware of the Trains (1953) 313 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Fen Country (1979) 263 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Best SF Two (1956) — Redaktør — 94 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best SF (1955) — Redaktør — 76 eksemplarer
Best SF Four (1961) — Redaktør — 66 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best SF Three (1958) — Redaktør — 56 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Best SF Six (1966) — Redaktør — 32 eksemplarer
Best SF Five (1963) — Redaktør — 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best SF Seven (1970) — Redaktør — 24 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Stars and Under: A Selection of Science Fiction (1968) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best Tales of Terror (1962) 12 eksemplarer
Best Murder Stories 2 (1973) 3 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Best Tales of Terror: No. 2 (1965) 2 eksemplarer
Best of SF Two 1 eksemplar
Kaybolan Oyuncak Dükkanı (2021) 1 eksemplar
Man Overboard [short story] (1954) 1 eksemplar
Long Distance 1 eksemplar
Outwards from Earth 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 401 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Great Detectives: A Century of the Best Mysteries from England and America (1984) — Bidragyder — 364 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Bidragyder — 233 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Bidragyder — 179 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2017) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Great Irish Detective Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
The Measure of Malice: Scientific Mysteries (2019) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories (1985) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (1984) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1991) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Bodies from the Library 4 (2021) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Murder by the Seaside (2022) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Great detective stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Evening Standard Detective Book: Second Series (1951) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Classic short stories of crime and detection, 1950-1975 (1983) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Gollancz Detective Omnibus (1951) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (1988) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction Stories of C. M. Kornbluth — Introduktion, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Winter's Crimes 4 (1972) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Best crime stories. 4 (1971) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 18th Annual Collection (1963) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Detektivhistorier fra Sherlock Holmes til Hercule Poirot — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
John Creasey's Mystery Bedside Book 1971 (1970) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Forfatter, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Appendici in giallo 1 (racconti) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Sixteen On: An Anthology of Railway Stories (1957) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The Second Gollancz Detective Omnibus (1952) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Montgomery, Robert Bruce
Andre navne
Montgomery, Bruce
Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Oxford University (St. John's College)
writer (filmscript and filmscore)
crime novelist
Detection Club
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (1963)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery, 1921—1978, an English crime writer, science-fiction anthologist and composer. Writing as Edmund Crispin he is known for his detective novels and short stories featuring Oxford professor, Gervase Fen. Writing as Bruce Montgomery, he was a prolific composer of vocal and film music.



Set right after the war. Rationing is alluded to; one of the singers mentions that it is not present in the US. A return to the setting of the first novel; although it's an opera rather than a play that is being put on. The murdered person is heartily disliked by all and sundry. I didn't think much of the resolution. There were parts that were funny, but I can't remember them all that well.
themulhern | 14 andre anmeldelser | Jul 6, 2024 |
I read the Bloomsbury edition. The shop on the cover looks like the Alice in Wonderland teashop and is nothing like the toyshop in the book.

By this time, Crispin has settled into a pretty good groove. The book was published just after the end of WWII, but Crispin was tired of setting his books in that wartime milieu, so this book is set before the war. The only mention Crispin makes of rationing is that it wasn't happening back then. There is a proletarian character stuck in for humor, as usual; here it is a very robust lorry driver who has developed an enthusiasm for D. H. Lawrence. There is a character in the background who is an advocate for socialism (because he is naive and stupid, as well as pompous). The occult business has been dropped. The criminals are nasty. There is, once more, a humorous train journey. Good, but not great.… (mere)
themulhern | 62 andre anmeldelser | Jun 19, 2024 |
This sophomore effort by Crispin is actually a bit sophomoric, but still full of cleverness. The action precedes that of "The Case of the Gilded Fly"; Fen mentions that he is looking forward to Robert Warner's play at some point in this book.

Crispin had incorporated a bit of an occult aside in "The Case of the Gilded Fly"; he throws in a whole lot more of the occult in this book, and it is all completely unnecessary.

The criminals are also German spies, who receive their comeuppance, so just the right propaganda for war time. I can't recall a single reference to rationing, but soldiers are very much in evidence in the train stations.

The opening passage describes a trip involving a taxi, a stop at a sports shop, and then a train ride from Paddington along the south coast. Parts of this description are wildly humorous, the encounter in the sports equipment shop especially so.

Colin Watson did not write his first novel until the late 50s, but I can see a Crispin influence in Watson's depiction of groups consisting mostly of offensive individuals; Crispin's descriptions of train passengers, etc. were less kind than Michael Innes's, and Watson's descriptions of almost everybody but the few he spared, were unsparing.
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themulhern | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jun 9, 2024 |
Freshman effort by a quite young author. His strongest influence is Michael Innes; the setting is Oxford, there is eccentricity and literariness. There is a little bit of Ngaio Marsh; all those actors and their various interrelationships and affectations. There's a touch of Sayers in the chit-chat about detective novels and all the whimsy. Crispin was an organist, so he made use of his specialist knowledge about organs, organ lofts, the life of an organist, etc.

This novel was written during WWII; it's like a Jane Austen novel in that military officers are everywhere, but whole lives are going on with little attention paid to the war except for discussion of a few practical matters, like the observance of a blackout. Unlike in a Ngaio Marsh novel, rationing is not discussed.

The opening, with its humorous description of a train ride, which also introduces the dramatis personae, is really funny, and a typical way for Innes to start a novel.
… (mere)
themulhern | 40 andre anmeldelser | Jun 9, 2024 |



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