The Oxford book of American detective stories (Book, 1997) []
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The Oxford book of American detective stories

The Oxford book of American detective stories

Author: Tony Hillerman; Rosemary Herbert
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

Containing 34 stories, this anthology explores the historical development of American detective fiction over a span of 150 years - from Edgar Allan Poe in the 1840s to Marcia Muller in the 1990s. The  Read more...


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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Hillerman; Rosemary Herbert
ISBN: 0195085817 9780195085815 0195117921 9780195117929
OCLC Number: 912183167
Description: 686 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: Murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe. Stolen cigar case / Bret Harte. Problem of cell 13 / Jacques Futrelle. Doomdorf mystery / Melville Davisson Post. Missing: page thirteen / Anna Katharine Green. Beauty mask / Arthur B. Reeve. Jury of her peers / Susan Glaspell. False Burton Combs / Carroll John Daly. Keyboard of silence / Clinton H. Stagg. Nose for news / Richard Sale. Spider / Mignon G. Eberhart. Leg man / Erle Stanley Gardner. I'll be waiting / Raymond Chandler. Footprint in the sky / John Dickson Carr. Rear window / Cornell Woolrich. Lipstick / Mary Roberts Rinehart. Homicide highball / Robert Leslie Bellem. Error in chemistry / William Faulkner. From another world / Clayton Rawson. Daylight adventure / T.S. Stribling. See no evil / William Campbell Gault. Crime must have a stop / Anthony Boucher. Small homicide / Ed McBain. Guilt-edged blonde / Ross Macdonald. Christmas party / Rex Stout. Matter of public notice / Dorothy Salisbury Davis. Adventure of Abraham Lincoln's clue / Ellery Queen. Words do not a book make / Bill Pronzini. Christmas is for cops / Edward D. Hoch. Lucky penny / Linda Barnes. Parker shotgun / Sue Grafton. Chee's witch / Tony Hillerman. Benny's space / Marcia Muller.
Responsibility: edited by Tony Hillerman, Rosemary Herbert.


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A must for any library; a brilliant introduction to American crime fiction. From Edgar Allan Poe to Ed McBain and Sue Grafton. This splendid anthology covers the waterfront. Lucretia Stewart, The Read more...

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