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American Crime Stories (2001) [Anthology]
by Lawrence Block Stanley Ellin Dashiell Hammett Patricia Highsmith John Lutz Nancy Pickard Mary Roberts Rinehart Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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An anthology of seven crime stories, retold in simplified (grade 6) English, with exercises at the back of the book, and a glossary to help with vocabulary.


  • Death Wish by Lawrence Block · ss AHMM Mar ’67
  • Death on Christmas Eve by Stanley Ellin · ss EQMM Jan ’50
  • The Heroine by Patricia Highsmith · ss Harper’s Bazaar, 1945
  • Ride the Lightning [Al Nudger] by John Lutz · ss AHMM Jan ’85
  • The Lipstick by Mary Roberts Rinehart · nv Cosmopolitan Jul ’42
  • Lazy Susan by Nancy Pickard · ss Sisters in Crime 4, ed. Marilyn Wallace, Berkley, 1991
  • The Gutting of Couffignal [The Continental Op] by Dashiell Hammett · nv Black Mask Dec ’25
  • Glossary by John Escott · ms
  • Activities: Before Reading by John Escott · ms
  • Activities: While Reading by John Escott · ms
  • Activities: After Reading by John Escott · ms
  • About the Authors by John Escott · bg
Edited by: John Escott

Original title: American Crime Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionChildren & Young Adult

The following works are contained within this one:
     Ride the Lightning (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Lazy Susan (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Nancy Pickard

Edition #1: American Crime Stories

American Crime Stories (2001)
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Language: English

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American Crime Stories (2001)

ISBN: 0194230791

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