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Murderous schemes : an anthology of classic detective stories

Author: Donald E Westlake; J Madison Davis; International Association of Crime Writers.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of detective fiction with examples of its sub-genres, armchair detective, the locked room and so on. The first is represented by Agatha Christie's In Blue Geranium, where the detective solves a crime from a conversation, the second by The Leopold Locked Room, in which a policeman is found in a locked room with his wife killed by his gun, but he didn't do it.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Short stories
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murderous schemes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)820755068
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Westlake; J Madison Davis; International Association of Crime Writers.
ISBN: 0195103211 9780195103212 9780195104875 0195104870
OCLC Number: 34624099
Notes: "In association with the International Association of Crime Writers."
Description: vi, 519 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Locked Room : The shadow of the goat / John Dickson Carr --
What, no butler? / Damon Runyon --
The leopold locked room / Edward D. Hoch --
The man who read John Dickson Carr / William Brittain --
Only One Among You : The secret garden / G.K. Chesterton --
The necklace of pearls / Dorothy L. Sayers --
They can only hang you once / Dashiell Hammett --
Busted blossoms / Stuart M. Kaminsky --
The Caper : A costume piece / E.W. Hornung --
The impossible theft / John F. Suter --
Don't know much about art / Simon Brett --
The ultimate caper / Donald E. Westlake --
The Armchair Detective : The mysterious death on the underground railway / Barones Emmuska Orczy --
The blue geranium / Agatha Christie --
The adventure of Abraham Lincoln's clue / Ellery Queen --
The affair of the twisted scarf / Rex Stout --
Come Into My Parlor : The landlady / Roald Dahl --
The orderly world of Mr. Appleby / Stanley Ellin --
Bless this house / Christianna Brand --
Someday I'll plant more walnut trees / Lawrence Block --
I Confess! : "Thou art the man" / Edgar Allan Poe --
The adventure of the dying detective / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --
The master of mystery / Jack London --
The fat man / Isak Dinesen --
Hoist On Their Own Petards : Midnight in Beauchamp Row / A nna Katharine Green --
I'll be waiting / Raymond Chandler --
The possibility of evil / Shirley Jackson --
The secret lover / Peter Lovesey --
Over The Edge : A jury of her peers / Susan Glaspell --
The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke --
Tang / Chester Himes --
Little apple hard to peel / Fredric Brown.
Responsibility: edited by Donald E. Westlake ; consulting editor, J. Madison Davis.

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An anthology of detective fiction with examples of its sub-genres, armchair detective, the locked room and so on. The first is represented by Agatha Christie's In Blue Geranium, where the detective solves a crime from a conversation, the second by The Leopold Locked Room, in which a policeman is found in a locked room with his wife killed by his gun, but he didn't do it.

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