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Masters of mayhem : the 1965 Mystery Writers of America anthology

Author: Edward D Radin; Mystery Writers of America.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The detective story has grown in many ways since Edgar Allan Poe invented the first one. Today it has many accepted forms: the chase, the crime story, the police procedural, to name just a few. This collection contains tales of humor, terror, and hard-boiled private eyes.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Mystery and detective fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mystery Writers of America.
Masters of mayhem.
New York, Morrow, 1965
(OCoLC)610456648
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward D Radin; Mystery Writers of America.
OCLC Number: 1707381
Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A woman has been murdered / Margaret Manners --
Merry-go-round / Robert L. Fish --
Keep away from my wife / Jerome Barry --
He was frightened (originally published as: The crazy house) / Miriam Allen deFord --
The solid gold brick / Richard M. Gordon --
Direct hit / John Buchanan --
Family affair / Richard Hardwick --
A great day coming / Michael Avallone --
Time and tide / Lawrence Treat --
Man with a hobby / Robert Bloch --
Ripe for plucking / James M. Ullman --
An exercise in insurance / James Holding --
I, said the sparrow / Gladys Cluff --
The truck that went nowhere / Charles Norman --
The fatal diary / William T. Brannon --
The gentle touch / Alice Scanlan Reach --
Joke on a nice old lady / Henry Slesar --
The secret secret secret / De Forbes --
A little honest stud (originally published as: The last hand) / Anthony Boucher --
She fell among thieves / Robert Edmond Alter --
When are people going to learn? / John F. Suter --
Touch and blow! / Carl Henry Rathjen --
Cops don't have wings / Morris Hershman --
Wild goose chase / Ross Macdonald.
Responsibility: edited by Edward D. Radin.

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The detective story has grown in many ways since Edgar Allan Poe invented the first one. Today it has many accepted forms: the chase, the crime story, the police procedural, to name just a few. This collection contains tales of humor, terror, and hard-boiled private eyes.

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