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The Oxford book of English detective stories

Author: Patricia Craig
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of thirty-three stories showing the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Short stories
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Anthologie; Englisch
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Craig
ISBN: 0192141872 9780192141873
OCLC Number: 20825701
Description: xxi, 554 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Stir outside the Cafe Royal / Clarence Rook --
Silver Blaze / Arthur Conan Doyle --
Mysterious visitor / R. Austin Freeman --
Case of Laker, absconded / Arthur Morrison --
Oracle of the dog / G.K. Chesterton --
Genuine tabard / E.C. Bentley --
Dead leaves / H.C. Bailey --
Mystery of the sleeping-car express / Freeman Wills Crofts --
Purple line / John Rhode --
Solved by inspection / Ronald Knox --
Henpecked murderer / Roy Vickers --
Superintendent Wilson's holiday / G.D.H. Cole and M. Cole --
Witness for the prosecution / Agatha Christie --
Avenging chance / Anthony Berkeley --
Murder at Pentecost / Dorothy L. Sayers --
Death on the air / Ngaio Marsh --
Miss Burnside's dilemma / Cyril Hare --
Daisy Bell / Gladys Mitchell --
Three is a lucky number / Margery Allingham --
Assassins' club / Nicholas Blake --
House in Goblin Wood / Carter Dickson --
Furies / Michael Innes --
Hornets' nest / Christianna Brand --
Murderer / Julian Symons --
Killing of Michael Finnegan / Michael Gilbert --
Murder at St Oswald's / Michael Underwood --
Great Aunt Allie's flypapers / P.D. James --
Baker dies / Edmund Crispin and Geoffrey Bush --
Dangerous thing / H.R.F. Keating --
Thornapple / Ruth Rendell --
Oxford way of death / Robert Barnard --
Bring back the cat! / Reginald Hill --
How's your mother? / Simon Brett.
Other Titles: English detective stories.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Craig.
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A collection of 33 English detective stories, dating from the Sherlock Holmes stories of the 1890s to the present day. The authors include A.Conan Doyle, G.K.Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Dorothy  Read more...

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