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Great tales of mystery & suspense

Author: John D MacDonald; Bill Pronzini; Barry N Malzberg; Martin Harry Greenberg
Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Castle Books, 1985. ©1981
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A definitive collection of the best stories of the mystery and suspense genre with an introduction by the master storyteller of the field John D. MacDonald"--From dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Short stories
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery and detective fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D MacDonald; Bill Pronzini; Barry N Malzberg; Martin Harry Greenberg
ISBN: 0890099626 9780890099629
OCLC Number: 13034393
Notes: "Abridged from the Arbor House treasury of mystery and suspense."--Title page verso.
Description: 601 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / John D. MacDonald --
The gold-bug / Edgar Allan Poe --
Hunted down / Charles Dickens --
The stolen white elephant / Mark Twain --
Ransom / Pearl S. Buck --
The adventure of the glass-domed clock / Ellery Queen --
The arrow of God / Leslie Charteris --
A passage to Benares / T.S. Stribling --
The case of the emerald sky / Eric Ambler --
The other hangman / John Dickson Carr --
The couple next door / Margaret Millar --
Danger out of the past / Erle Stanley Gardner --
A matter of public notice / Dorothy Salisbury Davis --
The cat's-paw / Stanley Ellin --
The road to Damascus / Michael Gilbert --
Midnight blue / Ross MacDonald --
I'll die tomorrow / Mickey Spillane --
For all the rude people / Jack Ritchie --
Hangover / John D. MacDonald --
The Santa Claus Club / Julian Symons --
The wager / Robert L. Fish --
A fool about money / Ngaio Marsh --
And three to get ready ... / H.L. Gold --
"J" / Ed McBain --
Burial monuments three / Edward D. Hoch --
The murder / Joyce Carol Oates --
Fatal woman / Joyce Carol Oates --
Agony column / Barry N. Malzberg --
Last Rendezvous / Jean L. Backus --
The real shape of the coast / John Lutz --
Hercule Poirot in the year 2010 / Jon L. Breen --
Merrill-go-round / Marcia Muller --
A craving for originality / Bill Pronzini --
Tranquility base / Asa Baber --
The cabin in the hollow / Joyce Harrington --
Peckerman / Robert S. Phillips --
A simple, willing attempt / Elizabeth Morton --
Watching Marcia / Michael D. Resnick --
Somebody cares / Talmage Powell --
Jode's last hunt / Brian Garfield --
Many mansions / Robert Silverberg --
My son the murderer / Bernard Malamud.
Other Titles: Great tales of mystery and suspense
Responsibility: introduction by John D. MacDonald ; compiled by Bill Pronzini, Barry N. Malzberg & Martin H. Greenberg.

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"A definitive collection of the best stories of the mystery and suspense genre with an introduction by the master storyteller of the field John D. MacDonald"--From dust jacket.

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