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The Progress of a Crime
  • ISBN: 9780712353724
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: British Library
  • Binding: Paperback

The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

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The murder, a brutal stabbing, definitely happened on Guy Fawkes’ night.

It definitely took place by the bonfire on the village green. There were definitely plentiful witnesses. And yet, was it clear to anybody exactly what they had seen? In the writhing, violent shadows, it seems as if the truth may have gone up in smoke. The Progress of a Crime is a drama of wrongful accusation, labyrinthine police procedures, small-town tensions and grim murder.

The Man Who . . .

The only fan letter I ever wrote was to Julian Symons (1912–94). A polymath – poet, editor, biographer, historian, novelist and reviewer – his non-fiction books encompassed Dickens, Carlyle,...

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