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    Books to Die for: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels (Hardback) Edited by John Connolly, Edited by Declan Burke, Edited by Ellen Clair Lamb

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    DescriptionThe world's greatest mystery writers on the world's greatest mystery novels: Michael Connelly on "The Little Sister ." . . Kathy Reichs on "The Silence of the Lambs . . ." Mark Billingham on "The Maltese Falcon . . ." Ian Rankin on "I Was Dora Suarez . . ." With so many mystery novels to choose among, and so many new titles appearing each year, where should a reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, 119 authors from 20 countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, "Books to Die For "brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought . . . "I want more! " "*** " "Why does the mystery novel enjoy such enduring appeal? There is no simple answer. It has a distinctive capacity for subtle social commentary, a concern with the disparity between law and justice, and a passion for order, however compromised. Even in the vision of the darkest of mystery writers, it provides us with a glimpse of the world as it might be, a world in which good men and women do not stand idly by and allow the worst aspects of human nature to triumph without opposition. It can touch upon all these facets while still entertaining the reader." --From the introduction of "Books to Die For"


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    Title
    Books to Die for
    Subtitle
    The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Connolly, Edited by Declan Burke, Edited by Ellen Clair Lamb
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 537
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451696578
    ISBN 10: 1451696574
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000, A28400000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004230
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 809.3872
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 809.3/872, 809.3872
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN3448.D4 B64 2012
    Edition statement
    Original.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Review quote
    ""Books to Die For" is . . . as good a collection of short essays on crime fiction as one is likely to find."