Twelve English Detective Stories
The main focus of this collection is from the 1890s to the 1920s, the period when the classic English detective story was at its confident and original best, but also offering examples from earlier and later periods. These stories provide an entertaining exploration of this extensive and fascinating corner of English popular fiction, celebrating the detective's intellectual and intuitive powers when confronted with murder, theft, and other mysteries. With stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Michael Innes, this anthology should appeal to all enthusiasts of detective fiction.
- Paperback | 266 pages
- 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
- 11 Mar 1999
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About Michael Cox
Michael Cox is a senior commissioning editor with Oxford University Press. He has edited The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986), Victorian Ghost Stories (1991) (both with R. A. Gilbert), Victorian Detective Stories (1992), The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (with Jack Adrian, 1994), The Oxford Book of Spy Stories (1996), The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996), and Twelve Tales of the Supernatural and Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997), both in the Oxford Twelves series.
Table of contents
Introduction; A. Conan Doyle: 'The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk'; Arthur Morrison: 'The Lenton Croft Robberies'; Fergus Hume: 'The Green-Stone God and the Stock-Broker'; R. Austin Freeman: 'The Blue Sequin'; E.C. Bentley: 'The Unknown Peer'; G.K. Chesterton: 'The Strange Crime of John Boulnois'; Ernest Bramah: 'Who Killed Charlie Winpole?'; Edgar Wallace: 'The Poetical Policeman'; Dorothy L. Sayers: 'The Man With No Face'; H.C. Bailey: 'The Yellow Slugs'; 'Michael Innes' (J.I.M. Stewart): 'Lesson in Anatomy'; Julian Symons: 'The Flaw'; Notes; Acknowledgements.