Twelve American Crime Stories

Twelve American Crime Stories

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From a regional setting in which two farmers' wives develop a taste for detection, to the fast pace of high finance in a New York murder, these American crime stories offer readers the opportunity to solve the mysteries for themselves. Featuring the distinctly American language and locales, the stories in this collection range from those with a strongly regional flavour to hard-boiled fiction, including Jacques Futrelle's omniscient detective known as 'The Thinking Machine', early female sleuths created by Anna Katherine Green, a private-eye story by Raymond Chandler, and Clinton H. Stagg's early introduction of the handicapped sleuth. With a combination of both familiar and rare stores, this is an anthology which will appeal to both the newcomer and enthusiast of the genre. This book is intended for lovers of crime and detective stories, of American fiction, and short stories in general. Balance of classic and more recherche stories will appeal to both the newcomer and aficianado of the genre.
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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192880470
  • 9780192880475

About Rosemary Herbert

About the Editor: Rosemary Herbert writes a mystery book review column for the Boston Herald. She is the author of The Fatal Art of Entertainment: Interviews With Mystery Writers and is editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. She edited, with Tony Hillerman, the highly acclaimed Oxford Book of American Detective Stories.
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