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Thomas Jones: ‘The Manual of Detection’, 28 May 2009

The Manual of Detection 
by Jedediah Berry.
Heinemann, 278 pp., £14.99, March 2009, 978 0 434 01945 8
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... explanation to be exposed as just another false trail. One of the many pleasing things about Jedediah Berry’s first novel is that the plot hinges on a famous detective’s most celebrated cases having been solved incorrectly. The hero of The Manual of Detection is Charles Unwin, a clerk at a detective agency, known only as ‘the Agency’, which ...

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