Dale, Alzina Stone; Hendershott, Barbara S. Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: England
Lincolnwood, Illinois Passport Books 1988 0844295515 / 9780844295510 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Illustrated by Babcock, John [cover]
416 pp., 15 maps; "Special Helps" section of authors, books, and sleuths by walk; Bibliography, Index. Beige boards with gold lettering on a brown spine. PO name on front pastdown. DJ has a little shelfwear along top. A bright, attractive copy.
"If you are a mystery lover - or fond of unusual travel experiences - this book if for you. Through 14 wondrous walks in southern England, you will encounter the sights, sounds, sleuths, and characters of many of the world's greatest mystery stories. As you follow the authors' step-by-step 'mystery tours,' you will experience England through the eyes of such characters as Roger West, Adam Dalgliesh, and Miss Jane Marple. The authors' favorite mystery writers and their works include all the tried and true mystery types and run the gamut from Susan Moody's Penny Wanawake to Dick Francis' Neil Griffon. You'll find everything from apple-checked spinsters to super-spies - more than 150 writers and 300 books in all! Each of the walking mystery tours covers a fascinating English location and includes (1) an easy-to-follow map to all the sights and landmarks, (2) must-see spots and restaurant and pub suggestions - connected when possible to the actual detective stories, and (3) lists of authors, books, and sleuths. You'll also find a bibliography of related books of interest and an index of people, places, and books." A fantastic way to discover the "mysteries" of England!; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall