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The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction
by Mike Ashley
Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle delighted readers with the fictional genius detective, Sherlock Holmes, crime fiction has been plumbed by mystery writers everywhere. This volume of 12 stories spans crime from the Bronze Age to World War II, and will appeal to the current readers of The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures and Best British Mysteries.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Running Press
(first published July 28th 2011)
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The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction, edited by Mike Ashley, is a 2011 collection of 12 novellas set in varying historical and even prehistorical periods, ranging from Bronze-Age Britain ("Jettisoned," by Deirdre Counihan) to 1930s New York City (Richard A. Lupoff's Nero Wolfe pastiche, "Dead of Winter") with many stops in time and place along the way. All but one of these was written specifically for this anthology; Anne Perry's "Brodie and the Regrettable Incident" is the only one not ...more
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction, edited by Mike Ashley, contains 12 novellas covering time from the British Bronze Age to WWII and set in a variety of countries. As expected, the quality of the story varied from author to author. One's interest in a given time period or place of mystery would also affect a reader's rating. Some of the best practitioners working in the field today are represented, while others were unknown to me. Worth a read - if a story is disliked, a reader can me ...more
Michael Raymond Donald Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books that in total have sold over a million copies worldwide. He lives in Chatham, Kent.More about Mike Ashley...