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Alan Thomas

(1896 - 1969)

Alan Ernest Wentworth Thomas was born in London. He was a barrister, author, and literary editor.

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Alan Thomas
The Death of Laurence Vining by Alan Thomas

An obscure masterpiece in the world of locked room mysteries with a meticulously planned-out crime that will delight the discerning detective story fan.

The original inside flap advert reads:

This brilliant first novel contains an original twist of plot that will be a tremendous relief to readers tired of the modern run of detective stories. They had found Laurence Vining, the famous criminologist, dead in the lift at the Hyde Park Tube station, a Malay kris buried in his back. The attendant swore no one had been in the lift with Vining. The skillful elaboration of incident and the...

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