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Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories (2006) [Anthology]
by Grant Allen Stacy Aumonier Robert Barr Arnold Bennett Earl Derr Biggers Harry Blyth Mary Elizabeth Braddon Ernest Bramah G. K. Chesterton Wilkie Collins David Stuart Davies Charles Dickens Dick Donovan Arthur Conan Doyle Joseph Smith (J.S.) Fletcher Jacques Futrelle Headon Hill E.W. Hornung Fergus Hume W. W. Jacobs Herbert Jenkins Rudyard Kipling Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu William Le Queux Catherine L. Pirkis Edgar Allan Poe Hesketh Prichard Arthur B. Reeve M.P. Shiel Mark Twain Edgar Wallace Victor L. Whitechurch Henry Wood Israel Zangwill Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This volume is a richly entertaining and exciting collection of mystery and detective stories from the golden age of crime fiction. This was a period when crimes were solved by the wit and ingenuity of the sleuth with only his own intelligence to rely on, rather than a battery of scientific devices and procedures employed by the modern crime solver.

Within these pages you will meet such fascinating sleuths as G.K. Chesterton's Mr Pond; Ernest Bramah's remarkable blind detective, Max Carrados, who can read newspapers by running his sensitive fingers over the print; Craig Kennedy, 'the American Sherlock Holmes' created by Arthur B. Reeve; and Jacques Futrelle's 'Thinking Machine' Professor S.F.X. Van Dusen.

The reader will also find tales by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Arnold Bennett, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle - all created to thrill and intrigue you.

Contents:

  • Introduction by David Stuart Davies
  • The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Ghost of Fountain Lane by C.L. Pirkis
  • Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins
  • The Great Ruby Robbery by Grant Allen
  • The Murder of the Mandarin by Arnold Bennett
  • The Purple Death by William Le Queux
  • The White Pillars Murder by G.K. Chesterton
  • The Sapient Monkey by Headon Hill
  • Clues by Edgar Wallace
  • The Curzon Street Conundrum by David Stuart Davies
  • The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens
  • The Black Diamond by Arthur B. Reeve
  • The Vanished Crown by Ernest Bramah
  • The Lost Special by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Dollar Chasers by Earl Derr Biggers
  • The Amber Beads by Fergus Hume
  • The Affair of the German Dispatch-Box by Victor L. Whitechurch
  • The Stone of the Edmundsbury Monks by M.P. Shiel
  • The Manor House Mystery by J.S. Fletcher
  • Abel Crew by Mrs Henry Wood
  • The Well by W.W. Jacobs
  • Cheating the Gallows by Israel Zangwill
  • The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Treasure Hunt by Edgar Wallace
  • The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle
  • The Murder at the Duck Club by Hesketh Prichard
  • Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty by Stacy Aumonier
  • The Secret of the Fox Hunter by William Le Queux
  • A Schoolmaster Abroad by E.W. Hornung
  • The Missing Millionaire by Harry Blyth
  • The Invisible Man by G.K. Chesterton
  • The Riddle of the Visiting Angel by David Stuart Davies
  • In the Grip of the Green Demon by Robert Barr
  • The Murdered Cousin by J.S. Le Fanu
  • The Shadow in the Corner by M.E. Braddon
  • The Problem of Dead Wood Hall by Dick Donovan
  • The Invisible Ray by Arthur B. Reeve
  • The Black Cross by Arthur B. Reeve
  • The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage Ernest Bramah
  • The Secret of Headlam Height by Ernest Bramah
  • The Secret Garden by G.K. Chesterton
  • The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain
  • The Absent-Minded Coterie by Robert Barr
  • The Mystery at Number Seven by Mrs Henry Wood
  • The Green Mamba by Edgar Wallace
  • The Accusing Shadow by Harry Blyth
  • The Gylston Slander by Herbert Jenkins
  • The Curse of the Griswold Phantom by David Stuart Davies
  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Original title: Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesHistorical


The following works are contained within this one:
     Purloined Letter, the (1844) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Silver Blaze (1892) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Sapient Monkey, the (1892) [Short Story]
      Author: Headon Hill

Edition #1: Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories

Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: David Stuart Davies
Introduction by: David Stuart Davies
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Manifested in:

Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories (March 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840220650
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.2 x 1.9 in
Pages: 1276

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