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First Cases (1996) [Anthology]
by Linda Barnes Lawrence Block Michael Collins Max Allan Collins Loren D. Estleman Joe Gores Sue Grafton Jeremiah Healy Rob Kantner John Lutz Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Bill Pronzini Robert J. Randisi Benjamin M. Schutz Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: First Cases

Summary (From the publisher):

In this stellar collection, Robert J. Randisi has compiled the first short story - and in many cases, first-ever appearances by some of the best-loved private eyes in detective fiction. Here is that rare glimpse into history, a tour down memory lane for many of today's most famous shamuses. In all, there are fifteen stories with fifteen classic characters, battling crime on the meanest streets in America, and winning praise in the process. From Amos Walker to V. I. Warshawski, here is the A-to-Z guide to the best in detective fiction.


  • No One Likes to Be Played for a Sucker by Michael Collins
  • Itís a Lousy World by Bill Pronzini
  • File # 1: The Mayfield Case by Joe Gores
  • Out the Window by Lawrence Block
  • Where Is Harry Beal? by John Lutz
  • Merrill-Go-Round by Marcia Muller
  • The Steinway Collection by Robert J. Randisi
  • Robberís Roost by Loren D. Estleman
  • The Takamoku Joseki by Sara Paretsky
  • Long Gone by Sue Grafton
  • C Is for Cookie by Rob Kantner
  • The Strawberry Teardrop by Max Allan Collins
  • Till Tuesday by Jeremiah Healy
  • Lucky Penny by Linda Barnes
  • Mary, Mary, Shut the Door by Benjamin M. Schutz

Original title: First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral

The following works are contained within this one:
     No One Likes to Be Played for a Sucker (1969) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Collins
     Out the Window (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Where Is Harry Beal? (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Merrill-Go-Round (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     C Is for Cookie (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Rob Kantner
     Robberís Roost (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Loren D. Estleman
     Strawberry Teardrop, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Max Allan Collins
     Takamoku Joseki, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Sara Paretsky
     Lucky Penny (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: Linda Barnes
     Long Gone (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Sue Grafton
     Till Tuesday (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Jeremiah Healy
     Mary, Mary, Shut the Door (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Benjamin M. Schutz

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