A classic crime story from the world famous author of Winnie-the-Pooh, beautifully re-issued for a whole new audience of Milne fans and crime lovers alike. The perfect stocking filler this Christmas.
Alan Alexander Milne was born in Hampstead in 1882 and attended an
independent school run by his father before studying mathematics at
Cambridge. After university he worked as an Assistant Editor at the
magazine Punch and established himself as a successful
author of both plays and novels, including The Red House
Mystery until, with the publication of When We Were Very
Young in 1924 and Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926 his career
took a very different turn. Milne continued to produce works for
adults but occasionally resented the success of his children's
stories, which overshadowed much of his other work.
In 1952 A. A. Milne suffered a stroke after brain surgery and retired to his country home in Sussex as an invalid. He died there four years later.
Though Milne is immediately associated with Winnie-the-Pooh and pals, he nonetheless wrote a number of adult titles, including this 1922 novel in which guests at a country estate become amateur sleuths when a shooting occurs and all evidence points toward their host. This edition contains a new introduction by scholar Douglas Greene.
I love his writing -- P.G.Wodehouse