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Murder Short & Sweet: Classic Stories

 
 
Author
Paul D. Staudohar, ed.
Publisher Chicago Review  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.3 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781556527975
Pages/Publication Date 501/2008
Daedalus Item Code 51404
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Perfect for a stormy night, the 24 classic mysteries in this Anglo-American collection represent the best of the genre, from such authors as Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Ruth Rendell, Ellery Queen, Donald E. Westlake, C.S. Forester, and many others. Some focus on intricate plotting while others deal more with the aftermath of the crime, and though the motives are varied, they all feature twists and imaginative endings.

"A rich collection of crime stories, each of which pivots on foul (and occasionally funny) murder.... Many of the stories are products of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, a period known as the Golden Age of Mystery. About half of the 20-plus entries are by Brits—including Christie, Conan Doyle, and Norwegian-born Brit Roald Dahl, from whom comes the deliciously clever 'Lamb to the Slaughter.' Poe's ghoulish 'The Black Cat' opens the collection, accompanied by samples from such American luminaries as Donald Westlake, Ellery Queen, and Lawrence Treat. Perhaps the biggest surprise comes courtesy of John Updike; his comical 'Bech Noir' sets curmudgeonly novelist Bech, the antihero of a number of Updike's short stories, loose on his literary detractors. Not a single clunker in the bunch."—Booklist

 
 
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