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Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries, a (1994) [Anthology]
by Linda Barnes Robert Bloch Lawrence Block Ed Bryant Loren D. Estleman Joe Gores Linda Grant Joan Hess Tony Hillerman Edward D. Hoch Wendy Hornsby Clark Howard Faye Kellerman John Lutz Charlotte MacLeod Margaret Maron Ed McBain Sharyn McCrumb Margaret Millar Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Carolyn Wheat F. Paul Wilson Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This is the essential one-volume companion for all lovers of mystery and suspense fiction. Here you'll find the leading storytellers of our time including Tony Hillerman, Ed McBain, Sara Paretsky, Charlotte MacLeod and many others. This handsome, comprehensive book represents crime fiction at its absolute best. With a knowledgeable introduction by Jon L. Breen and head notes for each story by mystery novelist and editor Ed Gorman, the collection traces the development of contemporary fiction from a seminal period late in the 1960s, when such stories as Joe Gores' "The Second Coming" foreshadowed the social changes that would become subject matter for crime fiction and Margaret Millar's "The People Across the Canyon" exemplified the school of psychological suspense that would be the province of women writers. The anthology also includes an extensive recommended reading list that will have great appeal to readers who want to expand or deepen their mystery reading. Ideal as a gift, perfect for every library, A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries is the finest mystery and crime collection available.


  • Introduction by Jon L. Breen
  • The People Across the Canyon by Margaret Millar
  • Bodyguards Shoot Second [Amos Walker] by Loren D. Estleman
  • Chee’s Witch [Jim Chee] by Tony Hillerman
  • Water’s Edge by Robert Bloch
  • A Predatory Woman by Sharyn McCrumb
  • Lucky Penny by Linda Barnes
  • Second Chance by Edward D. Hoch
  • Last Rites by Linda Grant
  • A Blow for Freedom by Lawrence Block
  • Nine Sons by Wendy Hornsby
  • Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern [Nameless private eye] by Bill Pronzini
  • The Broken Men [Sharon McCone] by Marcia Muller
  • Ghost Station by Carolyn Wheat
  • More Like Martine [“Mine to Love”] by Charlotte MacLeod
  • Skin Deep [V.I. Warshawski] by Sara Paretsky
  • Dead on Arrival by Joan Hess
  • Malibu Dog by Faye Kellerman
  • Lieutenant Harald and the Impossible Gun [Lt. Sigrid Harald] by Margaret B. Maron
  • Death Flight by Ed McBain
  • The Second Coming by Joe Gores
  • While She Was Out by Edward Bryant
  • Horn Man by Clark Howard
  • Faces by F. Paul Wilson
  • Ride the Lightning [Al Nudger] by John Lutz
  • Afraid All the Time by Nancy Pickard
  • Recommended Reading

Original title: A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives
FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

The following works are contained within this one:
     People Across the Canyon, the (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: Margaret Millar
     Second Chance (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Ride the Lightning (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Broken Men, the (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     Lucky Penny (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: Linda Barnes
     Skin Deep (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Sara Paretsky
     Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Pronzini
     While She Was Out (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Bryant
     Afraid All the Time (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Nancy Pickard
     Malibu Dog (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Faye Kellerman
     Predatory Woman, a (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Edition #1: Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries, a

Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries, a (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Ed Gorman
Introduction by: Jon L. Breen
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A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (November 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
ISBN: 9780786703784
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.2 x 1.2
Pages: 402

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