Book List in Order: 15 titles

  • How acute are your powers of perception? Do they begin to match those of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth supreme?First published in 1953, these sixteen short stories are classic examples of Fen''s crime-solving prowess. A professor of English at O...


  • Stars, Starlets, Floozies and factotums to the film world Gervase Fen suspects them all... The young actress, Gloria Scott, drowns after throwing herself off Waterloo Bridge. The news sends shock-waves around her film studio where Gervase Fen, Oxfo...


  • Who burglarised the train heading for Victoria Station and whatever became of its conductor? Did the village idiot or Mrs Foley murder the mean-spirited Edgar Foley? Or could the constable be responsible for the devious deed? Who on earth will be abl...



  • Dandelions, hearing aids, a blood-stained cat, a Leonardo drawing, a corpse with an alibi, and a truly poisonous letter... are just some of the unusual clues that Oxford don/detective Gervase Fen and his friend Inspector Humbleby are confronted with ...


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    Death and decapitation seem to go hand in hand in the Devon village of Aller. When the first victim''s head is sent floating down the river, the village''s rural calm is shattered. Soon the corpses are multiplying, and the entire community is involve...


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    It is October 1940 and at Oxford, the Full Term has just begun. Robert Warner, up and coming playwright known for his experimental approach, has chosen an Oxford repertory theater for the premiere of his latest play, Metromania. Together with his cas...


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    The peaceful and prosperous village of Cotten Abbas has a very unpleasant problem. Long inhabited by a collection of proudly offbeat locals, there has been a recent influx of the newly rich and very well to do... and not everyone is happy about it.Ne...


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    Oxford don Gervase Fen is at the film studios to advise about a film biography of Alexander Pope, when he learns of Gloria's death. She appears to have little reason for wanting to kill herself. But when a cameraman is poisoned before his eyes, Fen f...






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    Professor Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to run for Parliament when he discovers that someone in this sleepy English village has discovered a dark secret and is using it for blackmail. The joys of politics wear off and Fen decides to in...


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    Gervase Fen returns to school and teaches a few lessons about murder. The alluring young schoolgirl Brenda Boyce disappears on the eve of Speech Day at Castrevenford School. Has she been spirited away by some unknown lover, or does her disappearan...


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    As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best.When an opera company gathers in Oxford for the first post-war production of Wagner...


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    It is late at night when poet Cadogan stumbles on the dead body of an old lady in an Oxford toyshop. The following morning, the toyshop has vanished and in its place is a grocery store. Nobody, not even the police, seem surprised....


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    Oxford don and part-time detective Gervase Fen is in the town of Tolnbridge where he is happily bounding around with a butterfly net until the cathedral organist is murdered, giving Fen the chance to play sleuth. Tracking down the culprit pleases Fen...