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Edmund Crispin (1921–1978)

Autor(a) de The Moving Toyshop

55+ Works 6,927 Membros 214 Reviews 37 Favorited

About the Author

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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.

Séries

Obras de Edmund Crispin

The Moving Toyshop (1946) 1,446 cópias
The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944) 919 cópias
Holy Disorders (1946) 623 cópias
Love Lies Bleeding (1948) 603 cópias
Buried for Pleasure (1948) 480 cópias
Frequent Hearses (1950) 468 cópias
Swan Song (1947) 461 cópias
The Glimpses of the Moon (1977) 427 cópias
The Long Divorce (1951) 390 cópias
Beware of the Trains (1953) 310 cópias
Fen Country (1979) 257 cópias
Best SF Two (1956) — Editor — 92 cópias
Best SF (1955) — Editor — 76 cópias
Best SF Four (1961) — Editor — 65 cópias
Best SF Three (1958) — Editor — 55 cópias
Best SF Six (1966) — Editor — 32 cópias
Best SF Five (1963) — Editor — 31 cópias
Best SF Seven (1970) — Editor — 24 cópias
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Editor; Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Stars and Under: A Selection of Science Fiction (1968) — Editor — 13 cópias
Best Tales of Terror (1962) 12 cópias
Best Murder Stories 2 (1973) 3 cópias
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Editor — 2 cópias
Best Tales of Terror: No. 2 (1965) 2 cópias
Science Fiction Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Best of SF Two 1 exemplar(es)
Svanesången 1 exemplar(es)
Kaybolan Oyuncak Dükkanı (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Man Overboard [short story] (1954) 1 exemplar(es)
Long Distance 1 exemplar(es)
Best Tales of Horror 1 exemplar(es)
Outwards from Earth 1 exemplar(es)
Danger, Writer at Work 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 400 cópias
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Contribuinte — 230 cópias
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias
Great Irish Detective Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Measure of Malice: Scientific Mysteries (2019) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (1984) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1991) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Bodies from the Library 4 (2021) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Murder by the Seaside (2022) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Evening Standard Detective Book: Second Series (1951) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Classic short stories of crime and detection, 1950-1975 (1983) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Gollancz Detective Omnibus (1951) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (1988) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Best Science Fiction Stories of C. M. Kornbluth — Introdução, algumas edições5 cópias
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Winter's Crimes 4 (1972) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Best crime stories. 4 (1971) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 18th Annual Collection (1963) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
John Creasey's Mystery Bedside Book 1971 (1970) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Appendici in giallo 1 (racconti) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Sixteen On: An Anthology of Railway Stories (1957) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Second Gollancz Detective Omnibus (1952) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Montgomery, Robert Bruce
Outros nomes
Montgomery, Bruce
Data de nascimento
1921-10-02
Data de falecimento
1978-09-15
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Locais de residência
Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Educação
Oxford University (St. John's College)
Ocupação
schoolmaster
musician
writer (filmscript and filmscore)
crime novelist
anthologist
composer
Organizações
Detection Club
Premiações
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (1963)
Aviso de desambiguação
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.

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Resenhas

These anthologies did not appear often, as Ed Crispin made an effort to have the overall title stand for something.
• Introduction (Best SF Two) • (1956) • essay by Edmund Crispin
17 • The Altar at Midnight • (1952) • short story by C. M. Kornbluth
24 • Hobson's Choice • (1952) • short story by Alfred Bester
39 • Outside • (1955) • short story by Brian W. Aldiss
49 • Angel's Egg • (1951) • novelette by Edgar Pangborn
87 • Placet Is a Crazy Place • (1946) • short story by Fredric Brown
102 • Little Lost Robot • [Susan Calvin] • (1947) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
129 • The Copper Dahlia • (1949) • short story by Gerald Kersh
140 • When You're Smiling • (1955) • novelette by Theodore Sturgeon
168 • Zero Hour • (1947) • short story by Ray Bradbury
179 • Worrywart • (1953) • short story by Clifford D. Simak
195 • Una • (1954) • novelette by John Wyndham (variant of The Perfect Creature 1937)
220 • Blowups Happen • [Future History] • (1940) • novelette by Robert A. Heinlein
271 • Impostor • (1953) • short story by Philip K. Dick
287 • The Nine Billion Names of God • (1953) • short story by Arthur C. Clarke
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Marcado
DinadansFriend | May 20, 2024 |
Un giallo classico che più classico non si può, in cui non manca nessuno degli elementi tipici del genere: un delitto apparentemente insolubile, una rosa di sospettati ognuno con un ottimo movente e soprattutto l'investigatore eccentrico ma geniale.
L'inizio è promettente perchè riesce a presentarci i personaggi e l'ambiente in cui si muovono in maniera brillante e scanzonata, non solo evitando il rischio "spiegone" ma addirittura riuscendo a creare un po' di suspense. Poi pian piano la storia perde mordente e si trascina in giri a vuoto, fino ad arrivare ad un finale francamente debolissimo: peccato perché di solito nei mystery si va in crescendo e si punta tutto sul climax, se non funziona quello ne risente il giudizio sull'intera opera. Il problema è che se crei un detective talmente geniale che risolve il caso tre minuti dopo essere arrivato sulla scena (cito testualmente), poi devi essere molto bravo a giustificare il motivo per cui il libro vada avanti per un altro centinaio di pagine e Crispin evidentemente non ce l'ha fatta, si è perso in lungaggini e minuzie. Per fortuna lo stile arguto e l'ironia garbata la rendono una lettura comunque piacevole.
In conclusione un amante dei gialli vecchio stile qui troverà un dignitoso esponente della categoria, personalmente lo ritengo l'ennesimo esempio del perché fra le miriadi di giallisti fioriti nella prima metà del '900 in Inghilterra solo Agatha Christie abbia superato brillantemente la prova del tempo.
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Marcado
Lilirose_ | outras 39 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
A very competent collection of the best of 1962's Magazine stories.
½
 
Marcado
DinadansFriend | May 11, 2024 |
Some very famous writers were chosen, often quite early in their careers.
Grenville's Planet by Michael Shaara
Counterspy by Kelley Edwards
The Wabbler by Murray Leinster
Food To All Flesh by Zenna Henderson
He Walked Around The Horses by H. Beam Piper
The Available Data on The Worp Reaction by Lion Miller
The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
The Gift of the Gab by Jack Vance
Four in One by Damon Knight
The Game of Rat and Dragon by Cordwainer Smith
Answer by Frederic BrownLess… (mais)
½
 
Marcado
DinadansFriend | 1 outra resenha | Feb 26, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
55
Also by
43
Membros
6,927
Popularidade
#3,530
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
214
ISBNs
237
Idiomas
11
Favorito
37

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