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Crime Classics: the Mystery Story from Poe to the Present (1990) [Anthology]
by Jorge Luis Borges G. K. Chesterton Agatha Christie Arthur Conan Doyle William Faulkner Jacques Futrelle Susan Glaspell Dashiell Hammett Ross MacDonald Ed McBain Flannery O'Connor Edgar Allan Poe Ellery Queen Dorothy L. Sayers Cornell Woolrich Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by: Rex Burns and Mary Rose Sullivan

With its high stakes and uncertain outcome, the mystery tale is the most popular form of fiction in the United States. Crime Classics presents spellbinding works by such masters as Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Dorothy Sayers, and Agatha Christie, as well as delightful gems from less familiar writers like Cornell Woolrich and intriguing tales by authors not usually associated with mystery writing- Flannery O'Connor, Jorge Louis Borges, and William Faulkner.

Burns and Sullivan introduce the anthology by tracing the history of the genre and providing a biography of each author. Mystery stories demand superb craftsmanship and attention to detail; these enticing pieces combine fine writing, inventive plots, and challenges that readers will find irresistible.

Contents:

  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Purloined Letter (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe
  • A Scandal in Bohemia (1891) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Problem of Cell 13 (1905) by Jacques Futrelle
  • The Invisible Man (1911) by G.K. Chesterton
  • A Jury of Her Peers (1917) by Susan Glaspell
  • The House in Turk Street (1924) by Dashiell Hammett
  • The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba (1928) by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Blue Geranium (1929) by Agatha Christie
  • Murder at the Automat (1937) by Cornell Woolrich
  • Hand Upon the Waters (1939) by William Faulkner
  • Death and the Compass (1945) by Jorge Luís Borges; trans. by Anthony Kerrigan
  • The Adventure of Abraham Lincoln’s Clue (1965) by Ellery Queen
  • The Comforts of Home (1960) by Flannery O’Connor
  • The Sleeping Dog (1965) by Ross Macdonald
  • Sadie When She Died (1973) by Ed McBain

Original title: Crime Classics: the Mystery Story from Poe to the Present
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives


The following works are contained within this one:
     Murders in the Rue Morgue, the (1841) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Purloined Letter, the (1844) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Scandal in Bohemia, a (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Adventure of the Speckled Band, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Death and the Compass (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Sadie, When She Died (1972) [Novel]
      Author: Ed McBain

Edition #1: Crime Classics: the Mystery Story from Poe to the Present

Crime Classics: the Mystery Story from Poe to the Present (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Crime Classics lives up to its name, collecting outstanding stories as entertaining as they are worthy of literary note." Los Angeles Reader
  • "Will add more than the usual amount of suspense to the season...Each writer is represented by the best story of its kind." San Diego
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Crime Classics: the Mystery Story from Poe to the Present (1990)


ISBN: 0140131280

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