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Sleuths of the Century (2000) [Anthology]
by Lawrence Block Anthony Boucher John Dickson Carr Raymond Chandler G. K. Chesterton Agatha Christie Jacques Futrelle Erle Stanley Gardner Patricia Highsmith Reginald Hill Tony Hillerman John D. MacDonald Ross MacDonald Ed McBain Sharyn McCrumb Walter Mosley Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Bill Pronzini Ellery Queen Ruth Rendell Dorothy L. Sayers Georges Simenon Rex Stout Donald E. Westlake Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Lord Peter Wimsey and Hercule Poirot, Matt Scudder and Easy Rawlins, Spenser and Dalgliesh - they stand among the most popular of twentieth-century heroes. And now the award-winning mystery novelist Ed Gorman and novelist-critic Jon L. Breen present a full century of the world's favorite sleuths in tales by such classic writers as G. K. Chesterton, Ellery Queen, Dorothy Sayers, and Agatha Christie as well as contemporary giants like Sharyn McCrumb, Walter Mosley, Ed McBain, Lawrence Block, P. D. James, and Ruth Rendell.

A hefty, handsome volume, Sleuths of the Century also offers serious suspense from Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Highsmith, Tony Hillerman, Rex Stout, Donald E. Westlake, and John D. MacDonald. Crossing the decades with a gallery of sleuths impeccably styled for every generation, this collection provides exciting, literate tales of detection and danger that will keep the reader on tenterhooks well into the next century.


  • Introduction by Jon L. Breen
  • The Phantom Motor by Jacques Futrelle
  • The Secret Garden [Father Brown] by G.K. Chesterton
  • Problem at Sea [Hercule Poirot] by Agatha Christie
  • The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach [Lord Peter Wimsey] by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Adventure of the Glass-Domed Clock [Ellery Queen] by Ellery Queen
  • Madame Maigret's Admirer [Inspector Jules Maigret] by Georges Simenon
  • The Wrong Problem [Dr. Gideon Fell] by John Dickson Carr
  • The Next Witness [Nero Wolfe] by Rex Stout
  • The Case of the Irate Witness [Perry Mason] by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The King in Yellow by Raymond Chandler
  • The Pink Caterpillar [Fergus O'Breen] by Anthony Boucher
  • The Suicide [Lew Archer] by Ross Macdonald
  • The Empty Hours [87th Precinct by Ed McBain
  • The Heroine by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Death of a Bum [Abe Levine] by Donald E. Westlake
  • Breathe No More by John D. MacDonald
  • When the Wedding Was Over [Chief Inspector Wexford] by Ruth Rendell
  • Like a Lamb to the Slaughter [Matt Scudder] by Lawrence Block
  • The Witch, Yazzie, and the Nine of Clubs by Tony Hillerman
  • Cat's-Paw [Nameless private eye] by Bill Pronzini
  • Somewhere in the City [Sharon McCone] by Marcia Muller
  • Old Rattler [Sheriff Spencer Arrowood] by Sharyn McCrumb
  • Dalziel's Ghost [Superintendent Andrew Dalziel] by Reginald Hill
  • The Watts Lion [Easy Rawlins] by Walter Mosley
  • Grace Notes [V.I. Warshawski] by Sara Paretsky
Edited by: Ed Gorman and Jon L. Breen

Original title: Sleuths of the Century
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Empty Hours, the (1960) [Novella]
      Author: Ed McBain
     Old Rattler (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Sharyn McCrumb
     Grace Notes (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Sara Paretsky

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Sleuths of the Century (2000)
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Language: English

Edited by: Ed Gorman Jon L. Breen
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