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Murder by the Book (1995) [Anthology]
by Robert Barr Lawrence Block William Brittain Robert Cenedella Joseph Hansen Edward D. Hoch Michael Innes Bill James Michelle Knowlden Michael Z. Lewin Margaret Maron Carl Martin John Nelson Donald Olson Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell Dorothy L. Sayers Julian Symons James Thurber Penelope Wallace Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by: Cynthia Manson

Murder by the Book offers a stellar lineup of internationally famous mystery authors whose stories take you into the worlds of publishing, book collectors, rare book dealers, libraries, and last but certainly not least, the writers themselves. Literary inspirations for murder range from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Dickens and Dashiell Hammett, whether in the form of rare books, missing manuscripts, or in parody and pastiche. This volume of bookishly entertaining tales includes a combination of classics and new work by such varied talent as Dorothy L. Sayers, Lawrence Block and James Thurber. From the pages of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Cynthia Manson has collected a library of mystery stories for a delightful combination of bibliophilia and homicide.


  • Introduction by Cynthia Manson
  • Body Language by Bill James (1991)
  • Once a Writer... by Robert Cenedella (1993)
  • The Private Eye Who Collected Pulps by Bill Pronzini (1979)
  • The Jane Austen Murder by Michelle Knowlden (1992)
  • The Macbeth Murder Mystery by James Thurber (1938)
  • The Spy at the Crime Writers Congress by Edward D. Hoch (1976)
  • Lieutenant Harald and the Treasure Island Treasure by Margaret B. Maron (1989)
  • Magwitch Returns by John Nelson (1986)
  • The Hit by Michael Z. Lewin (1994)
  • The Secret in the Woodpile by Michael Innes (1975)
  • A Woman’s Voice by Joseph Hansen (1993)
  • Something Ventured by Carl Martin (1992)
  • In the Bluebell Wood by Julian Symons (1994)
  • Willie’s Last Trip by Donald Olson (1993)
  • The Learned Adventure of the Dragon’s Head by Dorothy L. Sayers (1926)
  • The Man Who Read Dashiell Hammett by William Brittain (1974)
  • Lord Chizelrigg’s Missing Fortune by Robert Barr (1905)
  • The Copper Peacock by Ruth Rendell (1988)
  • The World According to Uncle Albert by Penelope Wallace (1980)
  • With a Smile for the Ending by Lawrence Block (1966)

Original title: Murder by the Book: Literary Mysteries from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Spy at the Crime Writers Congress, the (1976) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch

Edition #1: Murder by the Book

Murder by the Book (1995)
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Language: English

  • "Feature[s] the works of some of the best-known, best-loved mystery writers....EXCELLENT." Booklist
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Murder by the Book (1995)

ISBN: 0425155161

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