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Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories—riveting and irresistibly addictive tales of crimes and those who unravel them.

Beginning with modern masters such as Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Ian Rankin, this collection works its way back through the golden age of the 1920s and 30s to the genres source in Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle. The famous detectives who stalk these pages range from the brilliant and eccentric (Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes and Poes C. Auguste Dupin) to the deceptively unlikely (G. K. Chestertons humble priest, Father Brown; and Agatha Christies tweedy spinster, Miss Marple); from the tough-guy private eyes created by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to accidental bystanders, such as the perceptive neighbors in Susan Glaspells haunting “A Jury of Her Peers.”

From classic whodunits featuring Erle Stanley Gardners Perry Mason and Georges Simenons Inspector Maigret to Jorge Luis Borgess postmodern tribute to Poe in “Death and the Compass,” the stories in this volume will tantalize, perplex, and amaze.

About the Author

Peter Washington is the editor of the Everymans Pocket Classics Ghost Stories and many of the Everymans Library Pocket Poets.

Table of Contents

Sara Paretsky, The Takamoku Joseki


Ian Rankin, Window of Opportunity


Ruth Rendell, People Don't Do Such Things


H. R. F. Keating, Inspector Ghote and the Miracle Baby


Georges Simenon, Mademoiselle Berthe and Her Lover


J . L. Borges, Death and the Compass


Erle Stanley Gardner, Leg Man


Raymond Chandler, I'll Be Waiting


Dashiell Hammett, The Gatewood Caper


Agatha Christie, The Blue Geranium


Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers


G. K. Chesterton, The Blue Cross


Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze


Bret Harte, The Stolen Cigar Case


James Mclevy, Long Looked-for, Come at Last


Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter


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Washington, Peter
Everyman's Library
edited by Peter Washington
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Detective and mystery stories, English
Detective and mystery stories, American
Mystery-A to Z
fiction;short stories;mystery
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
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7.42x4.60x1.14 in. .87 lbs.

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