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by Edmund Crispin

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0140117717
ISBN13: 978-0140117714
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New Ed edition (September 27, 1990)
Pages: 208
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The Case of the Gilded Fly is a locked-room mystery by the English author Edmund Crispin (Bruce Montgomery), written while Crispin was an undergraduate at Oxford and first published in the UK in 1944.

The Case of the Gilded Fly is a locked-room mystery by the English author Edmund Crispin (Bruce Montgomery), written while Crispin was an undergraduate at Oxford and first published in the UK in 1944. It was published in the US a year later under the title Obsequies at Oxford.

Gilded Fly, originally published in 1944, was both . Robert Bruce Montgomery . Edmund Crispin was a composer as well as crime mystery writer. In the beginning of the book Edmund Crispin writes a description of each of the characters

Gilded Fly, originally published in 1944, was both Fen's first outing and the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in reality, composer Bruce Montgomery). The famous playwright Robert Warner has decided to launch his latest literary effort in a playhouse in Oxford. In the beginning of the book Edmund Crispin writes a description of each of the characters. It is simply marvelous writing laced with the proper amount of snarkiness, and also with a depthness and deftness that gave me a wonderful grasp of each of the characters.

Published during the Second World War, The Case of the Gilded Fly introduced English professor and would-be detective Gervase Fen, one of crime fiction’s most irrepressible and popular sleuths. This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by Douglas G. Greene, who reveals how Montgomery’s ambition to emulate John Dickson Carr resulted in a string of successful and distinctive Golden Age detective novels and an invitation from Carr himself to join the exclusive Detection Club.

A vintage murder mystery. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as . Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. In the sleepy English village of Sanford Angelorum, professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to run for Parliament. At first glance, the village he's come to canvass appears perfectly peaceful, but Fen soon discovers that appearances can be deceptive: someone in the village has discovered a dark secret and is using it for blackmail.

Frequent Hearses (Classic Crime). Edmund Crispin (pseudonym for Bruce Montgomery) wrote "The Case of the Gilded Fly" in 1944 while he was still an undergraduate at St. John's College, Oxford.

15 The Case is Closed. 16 Epilogue: The Gilded Fly. Note on the Author. A crime!’ he murmured. Sheila McGaw, the young woman who produced the plays at the repertory theatre in Oxford, travelled third-class.

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The British composer Bruce Montgomery also wrote mysteries as Edmund Crispin

The British composer Bruce Montgomery also wrote mysteries as Edmund Crispin. He was the creator of the amateur sleuth Gervase Fen, who is an Oxford don and a literary critic. The first of his investigations, The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944), involved a murder in a room under constant observation. Perhaps his most audacious is The Moving Toyshop (1946), in which an entire shop disappears

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Jaiarton
The dead body of actress Yseut Haskell is decorated with a bizarre ring pushed onto a finger after death — a gilded fly, copied from an ancient
Egyptian ring. Despite this oddity, the police want to close the case as a suicide. But they can’t be hasty because of the objections of Gervase Fen, an Oxford don famous as a brilliant amateur sleuth.

The plot revolves around a play about to be performed in Oxford Repertory Theater. The rehearsals provide an opportunity to introduce the characters. Fen is among them as an observer, eager to see how a play is put together.

The murder victim, Yseut, is aggressively lascivious and malicious to everyone — to an almost unbelievable degree. Everyone is pleased to be rid of her. No one wants the murderer caught. Even Fen has a hard time deciding whether or not to expose the killer.

The case is a closed room mystery, and well done. Shakespearean allusions abound. The most fun elements are Fen’s multiple eccentricities — and the several romances brewing among the theater people. Almost everyone is falling in love, and almost everyone is in fear of marrying the murderer!

Fans of Crispin and fans of culture-rich vintage whodunits should enjoy The Mystery of the Gilded Fly (first published in 1944).
Gamba
I love this author - but Felony & Mayhem is NOT the original publisher. The First Edition of this title was published in 1944 in Great Britain by Victor Gollancz Publisher. It was published in the United States in 1945 by J.B. Lippincott Company under the title "Obsequies at Oxford." There is an informative customer review of "Obsequies" on Amazon at the moment, and the First Edition publication date can be found on Amazon on the copyright page of the "Look Inside" copy of the (2016) Bloomsbury Reader edition. The Wikipedia also has an article on "The Case of the Gilded Fly."
Hunaya
This is typical Crispin, with the added joy of a glimpse into the inner workings of an English repertory company putting together a new play. I deducted a star because of Crispin's compulsive use of obscure words, but I must admit I like his books partly because of his precise, loving use of the English language. Without the Kindle's instant access to the dictionary, it'd be irritating, and even with the dictionary you don't always get a definition because the words are so very obscure. Other than that, it's a by-the-numbers Golden Age mystery that should satisfy fans who love Christie, etc.
Delalbine
I'm never sure quite how I feel about Crispin. I'm deep into what appears to be a clever, witty vintage mystery and then it turns horribly wrong.

I defy you to guess the ending of this one.
Beydar
The plot is thin, so it is padded with repetitive teases about what is to come. The characters lack depth or individuality. Worst of all to me, though, was the blatant, dated elitism and assumption that anyone who matters (the reader) would share such an outlook.
Envias
A wildly unpopular actress is murdered in Oxford. No one is especially sorry that Yseut Haskell is dead, and no one seems all that willing to track down her killer. Everyone is happy to profess their hatred of Yseut. Literature professor Gervase Fen knows immediately who the killer is, but that will stay under wraps until the end of the book. The mystery is a closed-room case. It seems like no one could have gotten into the room to shoot Yseut.

This is not necessarily a remarkably unique closed-room case. It relies heavily on the characters to carry it along. I rather enjoyed the university setting of the book. Fen is certainly not my favorite literary academic, but he's well-drawn enough to keep me entertained. I was less interested in the world of the theater. Actors can be very tiresome. I'm hoping that the later installments in this series dispense with the theater and focus on the university
Urtte
I am a reader of english and historical misteries, and the description of the book appealed to me. Nevertheless, I thought the story was rather boring, and did not like the snobbish tone.
I enjoyed this book. I really like this writer, and plan to read more of his books. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes whodunits. There's so much fiction out there, but so much poor literature there, so I appreciated finding this series. I'm just delighted!
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