Trents last case is a detective novel written by e c bentley and first published in the united kingdom in 1913 and as the woman in black in the united states also in 1913 its central character the artist and amateur detective philip trent reappeared subsequently in the novel trents own case 1936 and the short story collection trent intervenes 1938. Directed by herbert wilcox with michael wilding margaret lockwood orson welles john mccallum when a wealthy business man is found dead reporter philip trent is sent to investigate against the police conclusions he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder and becomes highly interested in the young widow and the dead mans private secretary. Trents last case philip trent by bentley e c book the fast free shipping see more like this trents last case bentley book 03335 1085 from united kingdom buy it now 524 shipping 1946 trents last case by ec bentley hb dj crime noir cover art bullet 1499. The manderson affair shall be philip trents last case his high blown pride at length breaks under him it may sound odd enough to start a series from a case that shall be the last one in the sleuths career but trents last case is far more amazing than that to begin with the narrative pregnant with evocative almost cinematographic . Called by agatha christie one of the best detective stories ever written trents last case delights with its flesh and blood characters its naturalness and easy humor and its style which as dorothy sayers has noted ranges from a vividly coloured rhetoric to a delicate and ironical literary fancy new introduction by douglas g greene
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