Twelve American Detective Stories

Twelve American Detective Stories

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Murder, kidnapping, and theft are the principal crimes committed in these 12 American detective stories. The victim may be an innocent baby or a double-crossing mobster, the setting a department store or death cell at the state prison, but the detective's intellectual or intuitive powers must be unfailing, whether the important clue is a single bullet or a tiny splinter of wood. With stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Craig Rice, Ellery Queen, and Raymond Chandler.show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes
  • 0192880640
  • 9780192880642

Table of contents

Introduction; Edgar Allan Poe: 'Thou Art the Man'; Jacques Futrelle: 'The Stolen Rubens'; Anna Katherine Green: 'The Second Bullet'; Melville Davisson Post: 'The Age of Miracles'; T. S. Stribling: 'The Shadow'; C. Daly King: 'The Episode of the Nail and the Requiem'; Craig Rice: 'His Heart Could Break'; Carter Dickson: 'The House in Goblin Wood'; Ellery Queen: 'The Dauphin's Doll'; Mary Roberts Rinehart: 'The Splinter'; Raymond Chandler: 'The Pencil'; Cornell Woolrich: 'One Drop of Blood'; Biographical Notes.show more

About Edward D. Hoch

About the Editor Edward D. Hoch is the author of nearly 800 published short stories, and a past President of Mystery Writers of America.show more

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