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From award-winning editor Bill Pronzini comes The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels—a classic book updated for spymasters. Thirteen outstanding spy and espionage novellas, complete and unabridged, are gathered here in one terrific volume. They represent a specially chosen collection from the most accomplished writers in the field, including W. Somerset Maugham on Ashenden, ...more
Paperback, 498 pages
Published 2004 by Running Press (first published 1996)
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Lizabeth Tucker
The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels edited by Bill Pronzini & Martin H. Greenberg

This collection of twelve previously published spy and espionage novellas are set in a wide variety of settings and times. Written over a 75 year period, you can see the development of the genre. 3.5 out of 5 overall rating of this collection.

“The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part of the Sherlock Holmes series. Sherlock's brother, Mycroft Holmes, needs help with the myster
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The Bruce- Partington plans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 3.5/5
The traitor by W Somerset Maugham 4.5/5
Tokyo,1941 by Cornell Woolrich 3.5/5
The Sizzling Saboteur - Lee Charteris 3.5/5
The danger zone by Erle Stanley Gardner 4/5
Betrayed by John D Mcdonald 5/5
Deep Sleep by Bruce Cassidy 3.5/5
The People of the peacock by Edward D Hoch 4.5/5
Dr Sweetkill by John Jakes 3/5
The Giggle-Wrecker by Peter O Donell 3/5
The spoilers by Michael Gilbert 3.5/5
Octopussy by Ian Fleming 3/5
Although i my opinion Octopussy
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Noah
Jul 07, 2009 Noah rated it liked it
13 short novels spanning more than 500 pages. Most are OLD. Like pre-Cold War old, so if that is the type of espionage reading that keeps you awake on the beach then this is not the collection for you. Age is the only common factor however. The stories span about 100 years and take us to Japan, East Germany, Russia, France, England and America and include such icons as Sherlock Holmes and James Bond.
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Apr 07, 2013 Vikas Datta rated it it was amazing
Excellent... a selection that will wanting more of the ouevre of the featured authors
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Good mysteries and spy stories . Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Mystery Writers of America Awards "Grand Master" 2008
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1999) for Boobytrap
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) for A Wasteland of Strangers
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) for Sentinels
Shamus Awards "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) 1987
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1982) for Hoodwink

Married to author Marcia Muller.

Pseudonyms:
Robert Hart Davis (collab
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