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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories is a thorough, broad, and representative collection of short stories intended to reflect the best of detective fiction from around the world. Drawing on works dating from the middle 1800s up to the present, editor Patricia Craig shows us how different nationalities have imposed their own stamp on this highly popular and relatively young literary genre. Alongside English and American fiction by such acknowledged masters as Ellery Queen, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Agatha Christie, we find stories by Georges Simenon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sarah Paretsky, and Ian Rankin. The anthology roams across Europe and further afield to embrace Japan, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, and other countries. This is a book that will delight any fan or student of detective fiction. Women detectives, police procedurals, the amateur sleuth, locked-room mysteries, and the classic or pioneering models of the genre are all represented here--and in her perceptive and inclusive introduction Craig examines the figure of the detective in international literature.

Synopsis:

This collection of 33 stories shows the scope, vigor, and enduring fascination of the detective story and gathers together a wide range of work by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D. James, and Ruth Rendell.

About the Author

Patricia Craig was born and educated in Belfast before moving to London, where she now lives. She is a freelance critic and reviewer, and has edited several anthologies, including Oxford Books of Detective Stories, Ireland, English Detective Stories, and Modern Women's Stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803719
Editor:
Craig, Patricia
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Craig, Patricia
Author:
null, Patricia
Author:
Craig, Patricia
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | Anthologies
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Oxford Books of Prose
Series Volume:
Explorations in Ecol
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 illus.
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.65x5.48x1.45 in. 1.65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of 33 stories shows the scope, vigor, and enduring fascination of the detective story and gathers together a wide range of work by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D. James, and Ruth Rendell.

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