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They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels

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Awards

2002 Winner of the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Non-fiction

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Publisher Comments:

If characters die in a mystery novel, and no one reads their story, have they died in vain?

Mystery experts — booksellers, reviewers, genre devotees — introduce you to personal favorites: obscure classics, up-and-coming new writers, great books that unaccountably disappeared and lesser-known titles by bestselling authors. A companion volume to our Agatha and Anthony Award-winning 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century, this book takes you beyond the bestsellers, beyond the familiar, with essays recommending over 100 mystery novels — buried treasures that will become new favorites.

Review:

"The choices are idiosyncratic, which makes them fun, but every title is advanced with an intelligent argument and touching affection." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"There are some surprising selections among the 103 tales." LA Times

Review:

"Some of the overlooked mysteries clearly deserved to be overlooked, but any reader will discover some books they don't know and probably should. This is a neat little gift item." The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN:
9780962580475
Author:
Huang, Jim
Publisher:
Crum Creek Press
Location:
Carmel, IN
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
#06
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.02x5.20x.55 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Crum Creek Press - English 9780962580475 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The choices are idiosyncratic, which makes them fun, but every title is advanced with an intelligent argument and touching affection."
"Review" by , "There are some surprising selections among the 103 tales."
"Review" by , "Some of the overlooked mysteries clearly deserved to be overlooked, but any reader will discover some books they don't know and probably should. This is a neat little gift item."
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