The Moving Toyshop

The Moving Toyshop Review

Gervase Fen investigates an Oxford toy shop replaced overnight by a grocery store. Poetic Richard Cadogan found the apparently strangled body of an old woman upstairs, but she vanishes as well....

Title:The Moving Toyshop
Edition Language:English

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  • Paromjit

    This is a golden era classic comic crime novel set in 1938 Oxford from the series featuring Gervase Fen, an Oxford professor, who has a penchant for investigating the strange and the odd. This is the ...

  • Bill  Kerwin

    If you like vintage British mysteries and vintage British silliness, The Moving Toyshop (1946) is a book for you. Like most vintage mysteries, it is cleverly plotted, yet the puzzle at the core of Toy...

  • Tfitoby

    #10 Favourite Read of 2012By my paws and whiskers this was quite simply brilliant.Listed in Keating's 100 Best Crime and Mystery Books, Moving Toyshop is "a froth of bubbling spirits, a sparkling exam...

  • Susan

    This is the third Gervase Fen mystery, following on from The Case of the Gilded Fly and Holy Orders, and is generally considered the best of the series. This is very much a light hearted, Golden Age m...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    Excellent and definitely interesting old (1946-published) thriller. I closed this book last week wondering how could Edmund Crispin (1921-1978) pull off a riveting denouement while operating on a tigh...

  • Miriam

    I haven't started yet and already I like it:"NOTE None but the most blindly credulous will imagine the characters and events in this story to be anything but fictitious."...

  • Scott

    I knew I was going to like this book when I opened it to the section where the two sleuths, Cadogan and Gervase Fen, find themselves bound and locked in a closet. The rest of the college is away at lu...

  • Ceci

    The Moving Toyshop is one of my all time favourites. I remember making a presentation on it at school, when I was about 12 years old. And having re-read it now, I see it has lost none of its unique ch...

  • Oscar

    El británico Edmund Crispin, seudónimo de Bruce Montgomery, nos ofrece una aventura de detectives con toques de humor al más puro estilo de Arthur Conan Doyle y G.K. Chesterton. Crispin, licenciado...

  • K.J. Charles

    When Stephen VI became Pope, he had the corpse of his predecessor Pope Formosus dug up and put on trial; a further Pope dug him up again and this time had him beheaded. This has always seemed a peculi...