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100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (1994) [Anthology]
by Lix Agrabee Francis K. Allan Larry Allan Ernest C. Amaral I.R. Austin Edwin Baird Rufus Bakalor Carey Barnett Allan Beck John Bender Michael A. Black Johanas L. Bouma Robert Sidney Bowen William Brandon Grover Brinkman Ellis Parker Butler Peter Cannon Costa Carousso Justin Case Hugh B. Cave D.L. Champion Francis Chase, Jr. Morris Cooper Robert C. Dennis Lester Dent August Derleth Jack Dolphin Alexandre Dumas (pere) Wayne D. Dundee Andrew Fell G.T. Fleming-Roberts John P. Foran W. Stephen Gilbert Dan Gordon Dane Gregory Curt Hamlin Wayne A. Harold C. William Harrison W. F. Harvey Ric Hasse William Hellman C.J. Henderson O. Henry Headon Hill E.W. Hornung Carl Hughes Don James W. Ryerson Johnson Joyce Kilmer Jim Knapp Joe R. Lansdale Ernest Leong Maurice Level Ken Lewis Hapsburg Liebe J. Lane Linklater Gary Lovisi Dana McGuire Herbert L. McNary Ferenc Molnár Will Murray William F. Nolan David Nowinson Robert Petyo Cyril Plunkett Edgar Allan Poe Ralph Powers E. Hoffmann Price Colby Quinn George William Rae Mack Reynolds Joseph Shallit Joseph Lincoln Steffens Morgan Talbot R. Van Taylor Gerald Tollesfrud Unknown Author Geoffrey Vace Edgar Wallace Everett M. Webber Henry S. Whitehead Chet Williamson Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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From the puzzle tale in Alexandre Dumas' "The Man of the Knife" to Gerald Tollesfrud's police procedural "Switch," this richly varied collection spans more than 200 years and encompasses virtually every kind of crime story. Ernest Leong's "Incense Sticks" offers a taste of noir thriller. Allen Beack's "Always Together" features dark, bloody fratricide. Ferenc Molnar's "The Best Policy" tells a fasinating tale of embezzlement, while Gary Lovisi's "New Blood" stars a compelling serial killer. There's kidnapping in Edgar Wallace's "The Slavemaker," bigamy in Joyce Kilmer's "Whitemail," drive-by shootings in Dane Gregory's "Jackie Won't Be Home," and a crime so bizarre in Geoggrey Vace's "The Hard-Luck Kid" that it simply defies classification. Each one will get the blood racing and the mind working in overdrive.


  • Introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • All Sewed Up! by Curt Hamlin
  • Always Together by Allen Beck [as by Hugh B. Cave]
  • Appointment with Yesterday by Geoffrey Vace [as by Hugh B. Cave]
  • At the Pistol’s Point by E. W. Hornung
  • The Best Policy by Ferenc Molnár
  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Robert C. Dennis
  • Blind Date by J. Lane Linklater
  • Brand of Cain by Dan Gordon
  • The Burglar’s Story by W. S. Gilbert
  • A Burning Clue by E. Hoffmann Price
  • The Compliments of the Chief by Lincoln Steffens
  • The Confession by Maurice Level
  • The Crimson Complex by G. Fleming-Roberts
  • The Cunning of the Serpent by Henry S. Whitehead
  • A Dead Clue by David Nowinson
  • Dead Man’s Drop by R. Van Taylor
  • Dead Men Talk by Ernest C. Amaral
  • Death’s Old Sweet Song by George William Rae
  • The Debt Collector by Maurice Level
  • A Devil’s Highball by G. Fleming-Roberts
  • Double Demon by William Fryer Harvey
  • Each Night She Dies... by William Brandon
  • Easy Kill by William Hellman
  • Eight Dollar Murder by Robert Sidney Bowen
  • Ferry Slip by Don James
  • Final Game by Hugh B. Cave
  • First Kill by Chet Williamson
  • Flophouse Court Hapsburg Liebe
  • Flowers for Mr. Vecchi by Larry Allan
  • Footsteps by Justin Case
  • Footsteps in the Night by Hugh B. Cave
  • Good Night, Sweet Alibi by Rufus Bakalor
  • The Grave Joker by Morris Cooper
  • Graveyard Race by Andrew Fell
  • The Guy Who Heard Murder by Francis K. Allan
  • The Hard-Luck Kid by Geoffrey Vace [as by Hugh B. Cave]
  • A Helping Hand by Rufus Bakalor
  • How to Show a Corpse by Johanas L. Bouma
  • I Hope They’re Worried by Don James
  • If the Shoe Fits by Ken Lewis
  • Imperfect Alibi by D. L. Champion
  • In the Bag by Carey Barnett
  • Incense Sticks by Ernest Leong
  • An Ingenious Defense Unknown Author
  • Into the Lion’s Den [“The Strange Case of Mr. Pruyn”] by William F. Nolan
  • It’s Your Neck by George William Rae
  • Jackie Won’t Be Home by Dane Gregory
  • Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet [Jeff Peters] by O. Henry
  • The Job by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Kerrigan by Edwin Baird
  • Last Laugh by Lix Agrabee
  • Let Nature Take Its Corpse by C. William Harrison
  • The Letters of Halpin Chalmers by Peter Cannon
  • The Man of the Knife by Alexandre Dumas
  • Many Happy Returns by Justin Case [as by Hugh B. Cave]
  • Marked in Red by Ralph Powers
  • A Matter of Proof by Grover Brinkman
  • Mind Over Mayhem by Mack Reynolds
  • Mine Host—The Ghost by Costa Carousso
  • Motive by August Derleth
  • Murder in Bronze by Herbert L. McNary
  • Mushrooms by Chet Williamson
  • New Blood by Gary Lovisi
  • Nimble Fingers by W. Ryerson Johnson
  • No Flowers for Henry by Carl Hughes [as by Hugh B. Cave]
  • Nobody, That’s Who by William F. Nolan
  • Numb by Wayne A. Harold
  • On a Dark October by Joe R. Lansdale
  • One Man’s Poison by Curt Hamlin
  • The Pigeon Drop by Michael A. Black
  • A Quarter for Crazy Eddie by Will Murray
  • The Raffle by Wayne D. Dundee
  • A Real Nice Guy by William F. Nolan
  • Red Runs the Tide by John P. Foran
  • The Red Sail by Lester Dent
  • A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry
  • Sacrifice by C. J. Henderson
  • The Sapient Monkey [Sebastian Zambra] by Headon Hill
  • Side Door to Hell by Cyril Plunkett
  • The Silver Protector [“Our First Burglar”] by Ellis Parker Butler
  • The Slave-Maker by Edgar Wallace
  • Some Jobs Are Simple by Chet Williamson
  • Strictly Accidental by Morgan Talbot
  • Sudden Violence by Robert Petyo
  • Switch by Gerald Tollesfrud
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Terror’s Night by I.R. Austin
  • Thaxton’s Call by Jack Dolphin
  • They Tell No Tales by Francis Chase, Jr.
  • Till Death Do Us Part by Dana McGuire
  • The Time Is Now! by Dorothy Dunn
  • To the Point by Hugh B. Cave
  • Turnabout by Colby Quinn
  • Two Must Die! by Ric Hasse
  • Untimely Visitor by John Bender
  • A Valentine from Teacher by Jim Knapp
  • The White Square by Everett M. Webber
  • Whitemail by Joyce Kilmer
  • Whose Turn Is It? by C.J. Henderson
  • The Witch’s Way by Joseph Shallit

Original title: 100 Crooked Little Crime Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

The following works are contained within this one:
     Tell-Tale Heart, the (1843) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Man of the Knife, the (1850) [Short Story]
      Author: Alexandre Dumas (pere)
     Sapient Monkey, the (1892) [Short Story]
      Author: Headon Hill
     At the Pistol's Point (1897) [Short Story]
      Author: E.W. Hornung
     Way of All Flesh, the (1903) [Novel]
      Author: Samuel Butler
     Retrieved Reformation, a (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Silver Protector, the (1909) [Short Story]
      Author: Ellis Parker Butler
     Whitemail (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: Joyce Kilmer
     Compliments of the Chief, the (1916) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Lincoln Steffens
     Debt Collector, the (1920) [Short Story]
      Author: Maurice Level
     Confession, the (1920) [Short Story]
      Author: Maurice Level
     Nimble Fingers (1923) [Short Story]
      Author: W. Ryerson Johnson
     Cunning of the Serpent, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Henry S. Whitehead
     Double Demon (1928) [Short Story]
      Author: W. F. Harvey
     Slave-Maker, the (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Wallace
     Crimson Complex, the (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: G.T. Fleming-Roberts
     Burning Clue, a (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: E. Hoffmann Price
     Marked in Red (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: Ralph Powers
     Dead Clue, a (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: David Nowinson
     Murder in Bronze (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: Herbert L. McNary
     Flophouse Court (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: Hapsburg Liebe
     Devil's Highball, a (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: G.T. Fleming-Roberts
     Flowers for Mr. Vecchi (1933) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Allan
     In the Bag (1937) [Short Story]
      Author: Carey Barnett
     Turnabout (1938) [Short Story]
      Author: Colby Quinn
     Motive (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: August Derleth
     Eight Dollar Murder (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Sidney Bowen
     Jackie Won’t Be Home (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Dane Gregory
     Mine Host - The Ghost (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Costa Carousso
     Best Policy, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Ferenc Molnár
     Strictly Accidental (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Morgan Talbot
     They Tell No Tales (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Francis Chase, Jr.
     Appointment With Yesterday (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Kerrigan (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Edwin Baird
     Ferry Slip (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: Don James
     Side Door to Hell (1943) [Short Story]
      Author: Cyril Plunkett
     Imperfect Alibi (1943) [Short Story]
      Author: D.L. Champion
     If the Shoe Fits (1945) [Short Story]
      Author: Ken Lewis
     Blind Date (1945) [Short Story]
      Author: J. Lane Linklater
     I Hope They're Worried (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Don James
     Let Nature Take Its Corpse (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: C. William Harrison
     Death's Old Sweet Song (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: George William Rae
     Easy Kill (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: William Hellman
     White Square, the (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Everett M. Webber
     It's Your Neck (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: George William Rae
     Till Death Do Us Part (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Dana McGuire
     Graveyard Race (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Andrew Fell
     Guy Who Heard Murder, the (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Francis K. Allan
     All Sewed Up (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Curt Hamlin
     Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert C. Dennis
     Witch's Way, the (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Shallit
     Brand of Cain (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Dan Gordon
     How to Show a Corpse (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Johanas L. Bouma
     Time is Now!, the (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Dorothy Dunn
     Matter of Proof, a (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Grover Brinkman
     Last Laugh (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Lix Agrabee
     Dead Men Talk (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Ernest C. Amaral
     Each Night She Dies... (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: William Brandon
     One Man's Poison (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Curt Hamlin
     Dead Man's Drop (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: R. Van Taylor
     Terror's Night (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: I.R. Austin
     Grave Joker, the (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Morris Cooper
     Two Must Die! (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Ric Hasse
     Mind Over Mayhem (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Mack Reynolds
     Untimely Visitor (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: John Bender
     Good Night, Sweet Alibi (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Rufus Bakalor
     Helping Hand, a (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Rufus Bakalor
     Red Runs the Tide (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: John P. Foran
     Into the Lion's Den (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: William F. Nolan
     Footsteps in the Night (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Nobody, That's Who (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: William F. Nolan
     Footsteps (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Justin Case
     Many Happy Returns (1966) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Real Nice Guy, a (1980) [Short Story]
      Author: William F. Nolan
     Quarter for Crazy Eddie, a (1980) [Short Story]
      Author: Will Murray
     Always Together (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Final Game (1983) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     On a Dark October (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Joe R. Lansdale
     Some Jobs Are Simple (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Chet Williamson
     No Flowers for Henry (1987) [Short Story]
      Authors: Hugh B. Cave , Carl Hughes
     Job, the (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Joe R. Lansdale
     Whose Turn Is It? (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: C.J. Henderson
     First Kill (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Chet Williamson
     Mushrooms (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Chet Williamson
     Hard-Luck Kid, the (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     To The Point (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Sacrifice (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: C.J. Henderson
     Incense Sticks (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Ernest Leong
     Burglar's Story, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: W. Stephen Gilbert
     Valentine From Teacher, a (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Jim Knapp
     Ingenious Defense, an (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Unknown Author
     Thaxton's Call (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Jack Dolphin
     Pigeon Drop, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael A. Black
     Red Sail, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Lester Dent
     Letters of Halpin Chalmers, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Peter Cannon
     Sudden Violence (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Petyo
     Numb (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Wayne A. Harold
     New Blood (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Gary Lovisi
     Raffle, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Wayne D. Dundee
     Switch (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Gerald Tollesfrud

Edition #1: 100 Crooked Little Crime Stories

100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (1994)
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Language: English

Edited by: Stefan Dziemianowicz Martin H. Greenberg Robert Weinberg
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100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (May 28, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Sterling Publications
ISBN: 9781402711008
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.2 x 1.5 in
Pages: 608

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100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (November 7, 1994)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 9781566195560
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 1.8
Pages: 608

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