Fen Country by Edmund Crispin

The continued wanderings of a newly minted librarian


Crispin, E. (1979). Fen Country:Twenty-six stories. New York: Walker and Company.


This collection of short stories was published after Crispin’s death. The majority of the stories involve Crispin’s hero, amateur detective Gervase Fen. Most of the stories are “locked room” mysteries which are solved by Fen or another detective. A few of the stories are ones of murderers getting away with it or with would be assassins missing their mark but without police involvement.

Fen Country is a quick and entertaining read and is a nice ending to the series of novels Crispin has contributed to bookshelves. Highly enjoyable.