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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464207240
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-08-01
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2018 Macavity Award nominee for Best Nonfiction 2018 Anthony Award nominee for Best Critical/Nonfiction Book This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction. This book serves as a companion to the acclaimed British Library Crime Classics series but it tells a very diverse story. It presents the development of crime fiction-from Sherlock Holmes to the end of the golden age-in an accessible, informative and engaging style. Readers who enjoy classic crime will make fascinating discoveries and learn about forgotten gems as well as bestselling authors. Even the most widely read connoisseurs will find books (and trivia) with which they are unfamiliar-as well as unexpected choices to debate. Classic crime is a richly varied and deeply pleasurable genre that is enjoying a world-wide renaissance as dozens of neglected novels and stories are resurrected for modern readers to enjoy. The overriding aim of this book is to provide a launch point that enables readers to embark on their own voyages of discovery.
Classic Crime Stories
Author: David Stuart Davies
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 190962117X
Pages: 525
Year: 2014-09-01
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David Stuart Davies has edited four other immensely popular anthologies for the Collector's Library. This volume includes some of the greatest classic crime short stories ever written. It contains locked rooms, barely decipherable codes, and straightforward murders written by masters of the genre: Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, G.K. Chesterton, Edgar Wallace, John Dickson Carr, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Arnold Bennett, among others.
A Century of Noir
Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: New Amer Library
ISBN: 0451205960
Pages: 521
Year: 2002
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Thirty-two of the most notable crime stories of the twentieth century come together in an entertaining anthology featuring contributions by Lawrence Block, James M. Cain, Fredric Brown, Chester Himes, John Jakes, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Mickey Spillane, Bill Pronzini, and Donald E. Westlake, among others. Original.
The Long Arm of the Law
Author: Martin Edwards, Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464209073
Pages: 227
Year: 2018-01-02
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In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur – whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge a hard-working police officer's persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing as well as uncovering lesser-known stories by the great novelists of the golden age. Each of these stories combines realism with entertainment, skilfully blending the conduct of a criminal investigation with a compelling murder-mystery plot.
Classic Crime Stories
Author: James Daley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048645682X
Pages: 293
Year: 2007
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13 tantalizing tales including the first real detective story, Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue"; "The Blue Cross," the first Father Brown tale by Chesterton; "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Doyle, plus stories by Hammett and Chandler.
The Golden Age of Murder
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008105979
Pages: 528
Year: 2015-05-07
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Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.
Murder under the Christmas Tree
Author: Cecily Gayford
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782833323
Pages: 127
Year: 2016-11-03
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Murder most festive... A locked room mystery solved with a flourish on Boxing Day. Blackmail on Christmas Eve. A missing jewel discovered in a very festive hiding place. A body slumped in a chair on Christmas morning, still listening to carols. The midnight theft of a gift intended for a saint. Crime doesn't take a holiday, so these - and many more - are the puzzles that make up Murder under the Christmas Tree, a collection of festive mysteries featuring fictional sleuths from Lord Peter Wimsey to Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael to Father Brown. This is the very best of Christmas murder and mayhem - so settle into your armchair, put another log on the fire and take a bite of your mince pie. Just make sure it's not poisoned...
Continental Crimes
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464207496
Year: 2017-08-01
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A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris – belonging to the city's chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riviera, leaving the carabinieri to wonder why his socialite friends at the Villa Almirante are so unconcerned by his death. These are three of the scenarios in this new collection of vintage crime stories. Detective stories from the golden age and beyond have used European settings – cosmopolitan cities, rural idylls and crumbling chateaux – to explore timeless themes of revenge, deception, murder and haunting. Including lesser-known stories by Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, J. Jefferson Farjeon and other classic writers, this collection reveals many hidden gems of British crime.
Portrait of a Murderer
Author: Anne Meredith
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464209057
Year: 2018-04-03
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS 'Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.' Thus begins a classic crime novel published in 1933 that has been too long neglected - until now. It is a riveting portrait of the psychology of a murderer. Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay at his lonely house, Kings Poplars. None of Gray's six surviving children is fond of him; several have cause to wish him dead. The family gathers on Christmas Eve - and by the following morning, their wish has been granted. This fascinating and unusual novel tells the story of what happened that dark Christmas night; and what the murderer did next.
Foreign Bodies
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464209111
Year: 2018-03-06
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EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTIN EDWARDS Today, translated crime fiction is in vogue – but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume.
Classic Crimes
Author: William Roughead, Luc Sante
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 0940322463
Pages: 560
Year: 2000
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Dorothy Sayers called William Roughead "the best showman who ever stood before the door of the chamber of horrors," and his true crime stories, written in the early 1900s, are among the glories of the genre. Displaying a meticulous command of evidence and unerring dramatic flair, Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and Scotland. Utterly engrossing, these accounts of pre-meditated mayhem and miscarried justice also cast a powerful light on the evil that human beings, and human institutions, find both tempting to contemplate and all too easy to do.
Crimson Snow
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464206767
Pages: 311
Year: 2017-01-03
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter. Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious tracks in the snow, and some very unpleasant carol singers. There's no denying that the supposed season of goodwill is a time of year that lends itself to detective fiction. On a cold night, it's tempting to curl up by the fireside with a good mystery. And more than that, claustrophobic house parties, with people cooped up with long-estranged relatives, can provide plenty of motives for murder. Including forgotten stories by major writers such as Margery Allingham, as well as classic tales by less familiar crime novelists, each story in this selection is introduced by the leading expert on classic crime, Martin Edwards. The resulting volume is an entertaining and atmospheric compendium of wintry delights.
Before the Fact
Author: Francis Isles
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848583621
Year: 2011-01-06
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Arcturus Crime Classics showcase unjustly neglected works by great writers from the 1930s - the so-called golden age of crime writing - through to the 1970s. From conventional whodunnits to slick thrillers, the series encompasses every facet of this ever-popular genre. Described on its first publication in 1932 as "one of the finest studies ...
Big Four
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0008165009
Year: 2016-12-01
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Miraculous Mysteries
Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464207453
Year: 2017-06-06
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Impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the 'golden age of murder' between the two world wars. But the tradition goes back to the days of Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins, and impossible crime stories have been written by such luminaries as Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. This anthology celebrates their work, alongside long-hidden gems by less familiar writers. Together these stories demonstrate the range and high accomplishment of the classic British impossible crime story over more than half a century.

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