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Black Cabinet, the (1989) [Anthology]
by Anthony Berkley Anthony Boucher John Dickson Carr Angela Carter Lillian de la Torre Miriam Allen deFord Arthur Conan Doyle Harlan Ellison O. Henry Aldous Huxley Abraham Lincoln Peter Lovesey Osbert Sitwell Roy Vickers Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Black Cabinet contains secrets.

Did Lizzie Borden really hack her mother and father to death with an axe? What happened on board the Mary Celeste? Do the bloody Benders still survive in some form? How could thirty-eight people watch a young woman be brutally murdered in New York, and do nothing?

The Black Cabinet contains intriguing, disturbing, horrifying secrets.

It houses a unique collection. A gathering of stories that explore real crimes, by writers such as Angela Carter, Aldous Huxley, Anthony Boucher, Miriam Allen de Ford, and Harlan Ellison. Stories that use fact as the basis for fiction, to explore, explain, ponder, terrify...

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  • Introduction by Peter Lovesey
  • The Trailor Murder Mystery by Abraham Lincoln
  • J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Fall River Axe Murders by Angela Carter
  • A Retrieved Information by O. Henry
  • The Giaconda Smile by Aldous Huxley
  • They Bite by Anthony Boucher
  • The Greeting by Osbert Sitwell
  • Milady Bigamy by Lillian de la Torre
  • The Bathroom by Peter Lovesey
  • The Crocodile Dressing Case by Roy Vickers
  • The Wrong Jar by Anthony Berkley
  • Homecoming by Miriam Allen de Ford
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs by Harlan Ellison
  • The Black Cabinet by John Dickson Carr

Original title: Black Cabinet: Stories Based on Real Crimes
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Whimper of Whipped Dogs, the (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Fall River Axe Murders, the (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Angela Carter

Edition #1: Black Cabinet, the

Black Cabinet, the (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Peter Lovesey
Introduction by: Peter Lovesey
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Black Cabinet, the (1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
ISBN: 9780881845136
Pages: 237
Notes: First U.S. edition.

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Black Cabinet: Stories Based on Real Crimes (1989)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Xanadu Publications
ISBN: 9780947761271
Pages: 288
Notes: U.K. edition.

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