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Detective Stories
by Peter Washington


Overview - Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories--riveting and irresistibly addictive tales of crimes and those who unravel them.

Beginning with modern masters such as Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Ian Rankin, this collection works its way back through the golden age of the 1920s and '30s to the genre's source in Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories--riveting and irresistibly addictive tales of crimes and those who unravel them.

Beginning with modern masters such as Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Ian Rankin, this collection works its way back through the golden age of the 1920s and '30s to the genre's source in Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle. The famous detectives who stalk these pages range from the brilliant and eccentric (Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Poe's C. Auguste Dupin) to the deceptively unlikely (G. K. Chesterton's humble priest, Father Brown; and Agatha Christie's tweedy spinster, Miss Marple); from the tough-guy private eyes created by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to accidental bystanders, such as the perceptive neighbors in Susan Glaspell's haunting "A Jury of Her Peers."

From classic whodunits featuring Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason and Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret to Jorge Luis Borges's postmodern tribute to Poe in "Death and the Compass," the stories in this volume will tantalize, perplex, and amaze.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307272713
  • ISBN-10: 0307272710
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 7.42 x 4.6 x 1.14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.87 pounds

Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets

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