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    Sisters in Crime: Early Crime and Mystery Stories by Women (Paperback) By (author) Mary Elizabeth Braddon, By (author) Elizabeth Corbett, By (author) Mrs Gaskell, Edited by Mike Ashley

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    DescriptionThe companion volume to "The Darker Sex" and "The Dreaming Sex," this absorbing anthology of early women's crime fictionbelongs on the bookshelf of any serious crime fanMany of the leading writers of crime fiction are women--Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell et al--but it still comes as a surprise to many that the first full-length detective novel was by one Metta Fuller whose "The""Dead Letter," under the alias Seeley Regester, appeared as far back as 1866, predating Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" by two years. In fact, women writers were instrumental in developing the new genre of detective fiction. This anthology selects stories from the late Victorian and Edwardian era including one of the Violet Strange stories by Anna Katharine Green, known as the "mother of the detective novel;" one of the Loveday Brooke stories by Catherine Pirkis, featuring an early private woman detective; and a story by the Australian writer Mary Fortune, who had written more than 500 detective novels by the time Edward VII came to the throne.

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    Sisters in Crime
    Early Crime and Mystery Stories by Women
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Elizabeth Braddon, By (author) Elizabeth Corbett, By (author) Mrs Gaskell, Edited by Mike Ashley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 251
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780720615166
    ISBN 10: 072061516X

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    DC22: 808.83872
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    LC classification: PN3448.D4 S537 2013
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FFC
    Peter Owen Publishers
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    Peter Owen Publishers
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
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    Author Information
    Mike Ashley is a bibliographer, author, and editor of science fiction, mystery, and fantasy. He is the editor "The Darker Sex," "The Dreaming Sex," and the Mammoth Book series of short-story anthologies. He won the Edgar Award for "The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction."
    Review quote
    "Ashley does his usual fine job in selecting and introducing the 11 entries . . . sure to appeal to fans of both Victorian fiction and ghost stories." --"Publishers Weekly", on "The Darker Sex"