Love Lies Bleeding (novel)
Love Lies Bleeding is a detective novel by Edmund Crispin, first published in 1948. Set in the post-war period in and around a public school in the vicinity of Stratford-upon-Avon, it is about the accidental discovery of old manuscripts which contain Shakespeare's long-lost play, Love's Labour's Won, and the subsequent hunt for those manuscripts, in the course of which several people are murdered. Collaborating with the local police, Oxford don Gervase Fen, a Professor of English who happens to be the guest of honour at the school's Speech Day, can solve the case at the same weekend.
- Barry Forshaw: The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (London, 2007) 24f., where Love Lies Bleeding is mentioned as a prime example of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction ("generally felt to be a key outing for the detective [...] handled in prose of quiet and unspectacular skill, with a brilliantly created cloistered world at its centre").
- Love Lies Bleeding at the Golden Age of Detection Wiki
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