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The Case of the Gilded Fly

The Case of the Gilded Fly

(1944)
(The first book in the Gervase Fen series)
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Theater companies are notorious hotbeds of intrigue, and few are more intriguing than the company currently in residence at Oxford University. Center-stage is the beautiful, malicious Yseut - a mediocre actress with a stellar talent for destroying men. Rounding out the cast are more than a few of her past and present conquests, and the women who love them. And watching from the wings is Professor Gervase Fen - scholar, wit, and fop extraordinaire - who would infinitely rather solve crimes than expound on English literature. When Yseut is murdered, Fen finally gets his wish.

Though clear kin to Lord Peter Wimsey, Fen is a spectacular original - brilliant, eccentric and rude, much taken with himself and his splendid yellow raincoat, and given to quoting Lewis Carroll at inappropriate occasions. Gilded Fly, originally published in 1944, was both Fen's first outing and the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in reality, composer Bruce Montgomery), whom the New York Times once called the heir to "John Dickson Carr . . . and Groucho Marx."

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

August 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-86220-838-6 / 978-0-86220-838-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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January 1979 : USA Hardback
Title: The case of the gilded fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-8027-5410-4 / 978-0-8027-5410-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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1970 : USA Hardback
Title: The case of the gilded fly,
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-8277-0339-2 / 978-0-8277-0339-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: London House & Maxwell
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May 1969 : UK Hardback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-575-00251-4 / 978-0-575-00251-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-09-954213-7 / 978-0-09-954213-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (The First Gervase Fen Mystery)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-933397-00-4 / 978-1-933397-00-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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October 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Library of Crime Classics)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1-55882-108-2 / 978-1-55882-108-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: International Polygonics Ltd.
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November 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Classic Crime)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-14-011771-7 / 978-0-14-011771-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1980 : USA Paperback
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-380-50187-2 / 978-0-380-50187-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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1980 : USA Paperback
Title: The case of the gilded fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-8161-3018-3 / 978-0-8161-3018-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall
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1971 : UK Paperback
Title: Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0-14-000988-4 / 978-0-14-000988-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

November 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Unabridged)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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October 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Case of the Gilded Fly (Gervase Fen)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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