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Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) [Anthology]
by Leigh Brackett Ellis Parker Butler Raymond Chandler Carter Dickson David Ely William Campbell Gault Susan Glaspell Tony Hillerman Edward D. Hoch Margaret Millar Edgar Allan Poe Cornell Woolrich Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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From a regional setting in which two farmers' wives develop a taste for detection, to a murder in the fast paced world of New York high finance, the tales included in Twelve American Crime Stories offer readers the opportunity to play detective and solve the mysteries for themselves.

Featuring distinctly American language and locales, the stories in this collection range from those with a strongly regional flavor to hard-boiled fiction. Included here are the best of the genre from Jacques Futrelle's omniscient detective known as `The Thinking Machine', and early female sleuths created by Anna Katherine Green, to a private-eye story by Raymond Chandler, and Clinton H. Stagg's early introduction of the handicapped sleuth.

For anyone who has ever been gripped by a good crime story, and for those who never have but are tempted, Twelve American Crime Stories is a delightful guide to who did what to whom, and how.


  • The Cask of Amontillado (1846) by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Silver Protector (“Our First Burglar”, 1909) by Ellis Parker Butler
  • A Jury of Her Peers (1917) by Susan Glaspell
  • The Other Hangman (1935) by Carter Dickson
  • Murder at the Automat (1937) by Cornell Woolrich
  • Red Wind (1938) by Raymond Chandler
  • The Couple Next Door (1954) • Margaret Millar
  • So Pale, So Cold, So Fair (1957) by Leigh Brackett
  • Take Care of Yourself (1957) by William Campbell Gault
  • The Sailing Club (1962) by David Ely
  • The Oblong Room (1967) by Edward D. Hoch
  • First Lead Gasser (1993) by Tony Hillerman

Original title: Twelve American Crime Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery

The following works are contained within this one:
     Cask of Amontillado, the (1846) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Oblong Room, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     First Lead Gasser (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Tony Hillerman

Edition #1: Twelve American Crime Stories

Twelve American Crime Stories (1998)
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Language: English

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Twelve American Crime Stories (1998)

ISBN: 0192880470

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