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100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) [Anthology]
by Donald S. Aitken Alan Ritner Anderson Alex Barber James M. Barrie George Barton Michael A. Black Jon L. Breen Hugh B. Cave Dale Clark Anthony Clemens Morris Cooper David Crewe Tom Curry O.R. Dale Ray Darby John Earl Davis Stephen Dentinger Charles Dickens Dick Donovan J.V. Drexel Wayne D. Dundee Dorothy Dunn Fenton W. Earnshaw Robert Eustace Howard Finney Joseph Fulling Fishman B.B. Fowler Jack Foxx Dan Gordon Vincent Hall Curt Hamlin C. William Harrison Bret Harte Ronald Henderson C.J. Henderson O. Henry Booton Herndon Edward D. Hoch Charles Hoffman James W. Holden Larry Holden W. W. Jacobs Don James Jim Knapp Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr. Stephen Leacock R.C. Lehmann Abraham Lincoln Marion Lineaweaver Jack London Gary Lovisi John Maclay John Mallory William Manners David X. Manners H.H. Matteson John McCurnin Wayne McMillan L.T. Meade Marcia Muller R.K. Munkittrick Scott O'Hara Maitland LeRoy Osborne Rodrigues Ottolengui John Randolph Phillips Bill Pronzini Victor K. Ray Bruce Holland Rogers Alex Saxon Larry Segriff Walt Sheldon Coretta Slavska Nick Spain R.L. Stevens V.E. Thiessen Theodore Tinsley Gerald Tollesfrud Fergus Truslow Sidney Waldo Robert Zacks Zero Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Match wits with great detectives, devious criminals, and some of the finest minds in the all-time annals of detective literature. From crime-suspense (Tom Curry's "The Sign") to hard-boiled fiction ("A Hand of Pinochle") to modern noir ("Soul's Burning" by Bill Pronzini), the scope of these 100 detective stories is as wide as the tales are short. They're the brainchildren of such top names as James M. Barrie ("The Adventure of the Two Collaborators"), O. Henry ("The Mystery of the Rue de Peychaud"), Charles Dickens ("An Artful Touch"), Bret Harte ("The Stolen Cigar-Case"), Jack London ("The Leopard Man's Story"), R.L. Stevens ("The Carnival Caper"), Stephen Deninger ("Damsel with a Derringer"), Nick Spain ("Duck Behind that Eight-Ball!"), and countless others. There's even one by Abraham Lincoln, "The Trailor Murder Mystery," which appeared in 1843. Prison breakouts, grand larceny, homicide: trying to solve these tricky cases will be a treat for all mystery fans.


  • According to Plan by Ray Darby
  • Adventure of the Baritone Singer by George Barton
  • The Adventure of the Table Foot by Zero
  • The Adventure of the Two Collaborators [in Chapter XI; Sherlock Holmes] by Sir James M. Barrie
  • The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes by O. Henry
  • Affirmative Action by Jon L. Breen
  • Anchor the Stiff! by Dan Gordon
  • The Artful Touch by Charles Dickens
  • An Axe to Grind by Curt Hamlin
  • Behind Murder’s Eight-Ball by Don James
  • Better Hands by Dale Clark
  • The Bloodless Corpse by O.R. Dale
  • Bread Ahead by C.J. Henderson
  • Cache and Carry by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
  • Calling Dr. Death by C. William Harrison
  • The Cap’n Sleeps by John Earl Davis
  • The Carnival Caper by R.L. Stevens
  • The Case of the Barking Beagle by R.L. Stevens
  • Checkmated! by Coretta Slavska
  • The Clarion Call by O. Henry
  • The Clincher by Jack Foxx
  • The Cop and the Lady by Booton Herndon
  • Cop Maker by Ronald Henderson
  • The Course of Justice by Hugh B. Cave
  • Curtains for Kelly by John Randolph Phillips
  • Cut Glass by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
  • Damsel with a Derringer by Stephen Dentinger
  • The Dead Go Overboard by Fenton W. Earnshaw
  • Death Racket by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
  • The Deer that Ate a Diamond by Edward D. Hoch
  • Detective for a Day by Walt Sheldon
  • Die Before Bedtime by Walt Sheldon
  • Dogs Know by Gary Lovisi
  • Duck Behind that Eight-Ball! by Nick Spain
  • Dust by James W. Holden
  • Escape by Jack Foxx
  • Exhibit D by John Maclay
  • Extra Service by John Mallory
  • Eye-Witness by Donald S. Aitken
  • Eye Witness by David X. Manners
  • A Friend of Davy Jones’ by Dan Gordon
  • Granny Gumption Solves a Murder by C.J. Henderson and Charles Hoffman
  • A Hand of Pinochle by Theodore Tinsley
  • Harsh Light of Day by Wayne D. Dundee
  • Heir-in-a-Hurry by Morris Cooper
  • Higher Education by Sidney Waldo
  • Hip and Thigh by H.H. Matteson
  • If the Body Fits— by Larry Holden
  • Ignorance of Art by Vincent Hall
  • Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern by Bill Pronzini
  • In the Library by W.W. Jacobs
  • Ink’s Jinx by Anthony Clemens
  • An Irreducible Detective Story by Stephen Leacock
  • Kansas City Connection by Wayne McMillan
  • Knit One—Kill Two by Fergus Truslow
  • The Leopard Man’s Story by Jack London
  • The Man Who Collected "The Shadow" by J.V. Drexel
  • The Man Who Died Too Often by David Crewe
  • The Mann Act by Michael A. Black
  • Momento Mori by Alex Saxon
  • Mrs. Belcourt Draws a Bier by Alan Ritner Anderson
  • Murder at Rose Cottage by Edward D. Hoch
  • Murderer’s Handicap by Alex Barber
  • Murder Offstage by R. L. Stevens
  • Murder on the Limited by Howard Finney
  • The Mystery of the Rue de Peychaud by O. Henry
  • Naked in Darkness by Hugh B. Cave
  • Night Watch by Scott O’Hara
  • Night Work by Gerald Tollesfrud
  • A Novel Forgery by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • Old Calamity’s Stick-up by Joseph Fulling Fishman
  • Old Guy by Maitland LeRoy Osborne
  • The Outside Ledge by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace
  • Packed House by Robert Zacks
  • The Pattern by Alex Saxon
  • A Point of Honor by Larry Segriff
  • The Rosary by Michael A. Black
  • Safety Deposit by B.B. Fowler
  • The Seventieth Number by Stephen Dentinger
  • A Shroud with a Silver Lining by Marion Lineaweaver
  • The Sign by Tom Curry
  • The Sign of the "400" by R.K. Munkittrick
  • Smoke Sign by Dale Clark
  • Smothered Mate by Stephen Dentinger
  • Snapping Out of It by Bruce Holland Rogers
  • Something Green by Edward D. Hoch
  • Something Wrong by Bill Pronzini
  • Souls Burning by Bill Pronzini
  • The Spell of the Black Siren by Dick Donovan
  • The Stolen Cigar-Case by Bret Harte
  • Summer’s End by William Manners
  • The Terrarium Principle by J.V. Drexel
  • Three Men and a Corpse by Victor K. Ray
  • Today’s Special—Poison! by V.E. Thiessen
  • The Trailor Murder Mystery by Abraham Lincoln
  • A Tulip in the Snow by John McCurnin
  • The Umbrosa Burglary by R.C. Lehmann
  • Waiting by Jim Knapp
  • While the Cat’s Away— by Dorothy Dunn
  • The Wire-Pullers by Morris Cooper

Original title: 100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Trailor Murder Mystery, the (1846) [Short Story]
      Author: Abraham Lincoln
     Artful Touch, the (1850) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Umbrosa Burglary, the (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: R.C. Lehmann
     Sign of the "400", the (1894) [Short Story]
      Author: R.K. Munkittrick
     Adventure of the Table Foot, the (1894) [Short Story]
      Author: Zero
     Spell of the Black Siren, the (1899) [Short Story]
      Author: Dick Donovan
     Outside Ledge, the (1900) [Short Story]
      Authors: L.T. Meade , Robert Eustace
     Stolen Cigar-Case, the (1900) [Short Story]
      Author: Bret Harte
     Novel Forgery, a (1900) [Short Story]
      Author: Rodrigues Ottolengui
     In the Library (1901) [Short Story]
      Author: W. W. Jacobs
     Leopard Man’s Story, the (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: Jack London
     Clarion Call, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Adventure of the Baritone Singer (1910) [Short Story]
      Author: George Barton
     Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes, the (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Mystery of the Rue de Peychaud, the (1912) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Irreducible Detective Story, an (1916) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Leacock
     Adventure of the Two Collaborators, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: James M. Barrie
     Murder on the Limited (1932) [Short Story]
      Author: Howard Finney
     Ink's Jinx (1934) [Short Story]
      Author: Anthony Clemens
     Old Calamity's Stick-up (1934) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Fulling Fishman
     Safety Deposit (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: B.B. Fowler
     Hip and Thigh (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: H.H. Matteson
     Murderer’s Handicap (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: Alex Barber
     Eye Witness (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: David X. Manners
     Higher Education (1936) [Short Story]
      Author: Sidney Waldo
     Hand of Pinochle, a (1936) [Short Story]
      Author: Theodore Tinsley
     Eye-Witness (1936) [Short Story]
      Author: Donald S. Aitken
     Ignorance of Art (1937) [Short Story]
      Author: Vincent Hall
     Cut Glass (1937) [Short Story]
      Author: Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
     Curtains for Kelly (1938) [Short Story]
      Author: John Randolph Phillips
     Death Racket (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
     Summer's End (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: William Manners
     Detective for a Day (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Walt Sheldon
     Cap’n Sleeps, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: John Earl Davis
     Die Before Bedtime (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Walt Sheldon
     Old Guy (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Maitland LeRoy Osborne
     Sign, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Tom Curry
     Cop Maker (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Ronald Henderson
     Tulip in the Snow, a (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: John McCurnin
     Dead Go Overboard, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Fenton W. Earnshaw
     Smoke Sign (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Dale Clark
     Better Hands (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Dale Clark
     Extra Service (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: John Mallory
     Dust (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: James W. Holden
     Kansas City Connection (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Wayne McMillan
     Man Who Died Too Often, the (1944) [Short Story]
      Author: David Crewe
     Knit One - Kill Two (1944) [Short Story]
      Author: Fergus Truslow
     While the Cat’s Away— (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Dorothy Dunn
     If the Body Fits-- (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Holden
     Axe to Grind, an (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Curt Hamlin
     Heir-in-a-Hurry (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Morris Cooper
     Friend of Davy Jones’, a (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Dan Gordon
     Mrs. Belcourt Draws a Bier (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Alan Ritner Anderson
     Duck Behind that Eight-Ball! (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Nick Spain
     Packed House (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Zacks
     Three Men and a Corpse (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Victor K. Ray
     Calling Dr. Death (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: C. William Harrison
     Anchor the Stiff! (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Dan Gordon
     Today's Special—Poison! (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: V.E. Thiessen
     Cop and the Lady, the (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Booton Herndon
     Night Work (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Gerald Tollesfrud
     Behind Murder’s Eight-Ball (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Don James
     Checkmated! (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Coretta Slavska
     Shroud with a Silver Lining, a (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Marion Lineaweaver
     Wire-Pullers, the (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Morris Cooper
     Night Watch (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Scott O'Hara
     According to Plan (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Ray Darby
     Course of Justice, the (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Naked in Darkness (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Escape (1969) [Short Story]
      Author: Jack Foxx
     Clincher, the (1969) [Short Story]
      Author: Jack Foxx
     Murder Offstage (1969) [Short Story]
      Author: R.L. Stevens
     Seventieth Number, the (1970) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Dentinger
     Man Who Collected “The Shadow”, the (1971) [Short Story]
      Author: J.V. Drexel
     Pattern, the (1971) [Short Story]
      Author: Alex Saxon
     Momento Mori (1974) [Short Story]
      Author: Alex Saxon
     Case of the Barking Beagle, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: R.L. Stevens
     Affirmative Action (1980) [Short Story]
      Author: Jon L. Breen
     Damsel with a Derringer (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Dentinger
     Terrarium Principle, the (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: J.V. Drexel
     Carnival Caper, the (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: R.L. Stevens
     Smothered Mate (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Dentinger
     Murder at Rose Cottage (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Harsh Light of Day (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Wayne D. Dundee
     Cache and Carry (1988) [Short Story]
      Authors: Bill Pronzini , Marcia Muller
     Something Green (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Pronzini
     Something Wrong (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Pronzini
     Bread Ahead (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: C.J. Henderson
     Exhibit D (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: John Maclay
     Souls Burning (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Pronzini
     Granny Gumption Solves a Murder (1991) [Short Story]
      Authors: C.J. Henderson , Charles Hoffman
     Snapping Out of It (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Bruce Holland Rogers
     Deer that Ate a Diamond, the (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Mann Act, the (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael A. Black
     Dogs Know (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Gary Lovisi
     Waiting (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Jim Knapp
     Bloodless Corpse, the (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: O.R. Dale
     Point of Honor, a (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Segriff
     Rosary, the (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael A. Black

Edition #1: 100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories

100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Robert Weinberg Stefan Dziemianowicz Martin H. Greenberg
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100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (October 28, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Sterling Publications
ISBN: 9781402709746
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.3 x 1.6 in
Pages: 561

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100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (December 6, 1993)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 9781566191074
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.3 x 2.2 in
Pages: 576

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