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    When a soccer player collapses and dies at a London stadium, it is up to Inspector Slade to catch the killer He always gets his man With little cooperation from those most likely to know anything useful, it is challenging The man was not popular, and motives or potential motives abound Slade suspects the murder is connected to the death of a girl a few years ago He just needs to make the puzzle p...


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    Up the Gunners Top football team Arsenal is playing a friendly against the Trojans an amateur team who have been on an amazing winning streak and are thrilled to be taking on the professionals The ground is jam packed seventy thousand spectators have crammed themselves onto the terraces, mostly Arsenal fans but plenty hoping the Trojans will play well and provide an exciting match But shortly into the second half, the Trojans newest player, right half John Doyce, collapses and has to be carried off the field The game continues, with neither players nor crowd knowing that in the treatment room a desperate battle is being carried on to save Doyce s life By the time the final whistle is blown, the battle has been lost In a lot of ways, this is a standard murder mystery with a Scotland Yard Inspector as detective But what makes it unique is that it s set amid the real Arsenal team of its time of writing 1939 and the actual players and manager appear in the book Gribble has also had access to behind the scenes at the stadium, and provides what feels like an authentic picture of what it would have been like playing or working for a top club back then, in the days when even professional sides still had players who had real jobs as well as their...


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    This review can also be found on my blog.When Jack Doyce collapses during a football match and dies not much later it doesn t take long to discover that he was murdered And a suspect appears just as quickly Phillip Morring was Doyce s business partner His death means Morring receives a large sum of money from the life insurance They were on the football team together, so Morring had the opportunity to poison him and when Slade discovers that Morring s fianc e was having an affair with Doyce it seems that everything fits together perfectly But Slade isn t fully convinced, especially after he finds out that Doyce was implicated in a tragedy that happened a few years back Is someone taking revenge But the evidence against Morring is piling up as well, so is perhaps the most obvious solution the right one after all The mystery itself is solid and keeps you guessing It does require some suspension of disbelief among other things, the plot only works because a girl told nobody whom she was getting engaged to, not even her own father but not than in the average golden age mystery.In a solid mystery, I can usually excuse bland detectives and Slade is very bland How bland you ask Well, on Goodreads his name was mistakenly given as MacDonald and I had not noticed that and happily called him as...


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    Now almost forgotten Golden Age author Gribble takes readers behind the scenes of pro am football soccer to us Americans when an obnoxious amateur dies during a big match The police are sure it s poison, but just how did he get the unusual drug during the game One of his teammates is also his business partner, and there seems to be plenty...


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    Highly enjoyable.


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    The book of the film, though to know the film is most definitely not to know the book There s space for a bit legwork and a few twists so approach it with an open mind and enjoy a real period piece.


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    In his introduction to The Arsenal Stadium Mystery, Martin Edwards notes that the book is an unusual example of a Golden Age whodunit for three key reasons First, because the story focuses on the world of football, both professional and amateur, a sport that otherwise rarely features in mysteries from that era, perhaps due to issues of class and the fact that the popular enthusiastic amateur detectives tended to be gentlemen and sometimes ladies of leisure It is rather hard to imagine Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey or Gervase Fen participating in a casual kickabout although it wouldn t be too shocking to discover that Miss Marple had a surprisingly powerful left foot Second, since a large number of the supporting characters, that is, manager George Allison and the Arsenal football team, are real people Third, because Leonard Gribble s story was originally serialised in a newspaper, with the novel version unashamedly serving as a film tie in in order to generate both publicity and revenue the film, starring Leslie Banks and directed by Thor...


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    I have to admit that this is the first mystery novel that is set in the world of football You could probably write everything I know about football on a postage stamp and still leave room for a margin, which is a bit pitiful for a Brit, it being our national sport Still, that didn t really matter when it came to reading this book Although football and particularly the gunners gave the scene for this story, it didn t mean that a non football fan couldn t still enjoy it and get a lot out of it.Like many of these classic mysteries from the golden age of the genre, the mystery revolves around a small cast of characters, many of who seem to have a motive for killing the person who meets their untimely end As often is the case in books like this, the victim, Doyce, is a thoroughly nasty piece of work, which means that not only could there be a lot of people who want to do away with him, but also you can t really mind too much that he is killed off.I don t want to go into the various m...


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    An up and coming star soccer player collapses in front of several thousand fans during a match at the Arsenal Stadium in London Scotland Yard is summoned when he later dies and Inspector Slade comes to the scene Slade and his assistant Sergeant Clinton investigate the murder amidst the local colour of the soccer stadium, the teams and their routines At the beginning of the story there s some running commentary about the on field action, but intimate knowledge of the soccer game is not necessary to follow the story Of course there s plenty of non sports activity involving the players personal lives and careers which leads to the introduction of several interesting characters As with many Golden Age mysteries, the murder victim here is not well liked by others, leaving the inspector a full slate of potential killers, both in the soccer world and the victim s personal life The invest...


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    Recently rereleased as part of the British Library Crime Classics range, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery is a set against the backdrop of a sporting event but that does not mean that it is a sports novel Indeed, with the exception of a few pages of action prior to the murder you will not need to worry about positions, the offside rule or cups of steaming Bovril unless that is your beverage of choice while reading Golden Age crime novels.For the most part the mystery is fairly clued although there is an element of the solution that Slade reveals that helped him identify the killer that the reader has no real way...

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