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The Moving Toyshop

The Moving Toyshop

(1946)
(The third book in the Gervase Fen series)
A novel by

 
When a poet, Richard Cadogan, receives an unexpected £50 advance from his publisher for his new poetry book, he decides to go to Oxford for a well deserved holiday. The change of scenery and peace of mind is what he needs to recover his inspiration for writing, but little he suspects that what he envisioned as a leisurely time spent on long walks and visiting friends will turn into a mystery solving adventure full of unexpected and dangerous twists.

After an eventful train journey, Cadogan arrives in Oxford late at night only to realise that he has forgotten the exact address of his stay. Relying on a distant memory of the place he boarded in years ago he accidentally enters a toyshop where, to his surprise and fright, he finds the dead body of a women. Before he knows he is knocked out and spends his first night of the holidays locked in the backroom of the shop. When he finally recovers from the concussion the body is gone and the toyshop turned mysteriously into a grocery store, and Cadogan himself is accused of trespassing and stealing food.

Luckily for the puzzled poet his old university friend, the professor of literature, Gervase Fen is there ready to plunge into the midst of this mystery.
The Moving Toyshop, first published in 1946, is Edmund Crispin's most famous novel featuring eccentric amateur detective, Gervase Fen.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0753179482 / 9780753179482 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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September 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0848801040 / 9780848801045 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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January 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0553065114 / 9780553065114 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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March 1981 : USA Hardback
Title: The Moving Toyshop: A Detective Story
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0802754341 / 9780802754349 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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January 1981 : UK Hardback
Title: Moving Toyshop (New Portway)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0851191002 / 9780851191003 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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May 1969 : UK Hardback
Title: Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0575002506 / 9780575002500 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Moving Toyshop (A Gervase Fen Mystery)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0008124124 / 9780008124120 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Moving Toyshop (Gervase Fen)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 1934609781 / 9781934609781 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0753179490 / 9780753179499 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 009950622X / 9780099506225 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1981 : UK Paperback
Title: The Moving Toyshop (Classic Crime)
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0140088172 / 9780140088175 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0140013156 / 9780140013153 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 0753130521 / 9780753130520 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin
ISBN: 075313053X / 9780753130537 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Moving Toyshop
Author(s): Edmund Crispin

Publisher: Vintage Digital
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