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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories By Patricia Craig

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories by Patricia Craig

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Fiction from around the world is brought together, to show national individuality within the genre. There are English and American stories and tales from all over Europe, Japan and Argentina. Women detectives, police procedurals, the amateur sleuth, locked-room mysteries are all here.

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories Summary

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories by Patricia Craig

The field of detective fiction is vast, and "The Oxford Book of Detective Stories" brings together fiction from around the world to show how different nationalities have imposed their own stamp on the genre. As well as English and American stories from acknowledged masters such as Ellery Queen, Dashiell Hammett, and Agatha Christie, the anthology includes stories by Simenon, Conan Doyle, Sarah Paretsky and Ian Rankin and roams across Europe and further afield to embrace Japan, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Czechoslovakia and other countries. Women detectives, police procedurals, the amateur sleuth, locked-room mysteries are all here, and in her introduction Patricia Craig examines the figure of the detective in international literature.

About Patricia Craig

Reviewer, editor, and author Patricia Craig is currently working on an authorized biography of Brian Moore.

Table of Contents

Emile Gaboriau, Missing; John Charles Dent, The Gerrard Street Mystery; Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle; R. Austin Freeman, A Mystery of the Sandhills; Maurice Leblanc, The Bridge that Broke; Palle Rosenkrantz, A Sensible Course of Action; William McHarg, Murder Makes it Worse; Jacques Futrelle, The Stolen Rubens; Harvey J. O'Higgins, The Marshall Murder; Raymond Chandler [story to be confirmed]; Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Irate Witness; Agatha Christie, The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb; Dashiell Hammett, Death & Company; James Thurber, The Macbeth Murder Mystery; Jorge Luis Borges, Death and the Compass; Georges Simenon, from Maigret's Memoirs; Ellery Queen, My Queer Dean; Seicho Matsumoto, The Cooperative Defendant; Robert van Gulik, The Murder on the Lotus Pond; Paolo Levi, The Ravine; Gwendoline Butler, Bloody Windsor; Josef Skvorecky, The Classic Semerak Case; Amanda Cross, Arrie and Jasper; James Melville, Santa-San solves it; Janwillem Van De Wetering, The Deadly Egg; Ted Wood, Pit Bull; Stuart Kaminsky, Find Miriam; Shizuko Natsuki, Divine Punishment; Sarah Caudwell, An Acquaintance with Mr Collins; Sue Grafton, A Little Missionary Work; Vincent Banville, Body Count; Pentti Kirstila, Brown Eyes and Green Hair; Ruth Dudley Edwards, Father Brown in Muncie, Indiana; Gary Disher, My Brother Jack; Sarah Paretsky, Dealer's Choice; Peter Robinson, Summer Rain; Ian Rankin, The Dean Curse.

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