Simon Brett explained, in his introduction to this short story collection of 2005, that it was ‘published arguably to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Detection Club. I use the word “arguably”, not because the occasion does not qualify for celebration, but because there is argument about the precise date of the Club’s inauguration.’ He included in the book a short history of the Club to explain its origins and activities.
P.D. James – The Part-Time Job
Michael Ridpath – Partnership Track
H.R.F. Keating – A Toothbrush
John Harvey – The Sun, the Moon and the Stars
Lindsey Davis – ‘Going Anywhere Nice?’
Colin Dexter – Between the Lines
Robert Barnard – The Life-lie
Margaret Yorke – The Woman from Marlow
Robert Goddard – Toupee for a Bald Tyre
Clare Francis – The Holiday
Reginald Hill – Fool of Myself.