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Butcher, Baker, Murder Maker

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Fifth annual collection of stories by Mystery Writers of America, this year edited and with an Introduction by Coxe. Includes stories by Anthony Boucher, Raymond Chandler, Lillian de la Torre, Stanley Ellin, Michael Gilbert, Brett Halliday, Stuart Palmer, Q. Patrick, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, and others.
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Published 1954 by Knopf
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Mystery Writers of America #5 annual collection, this one edited by George Harmon Coxe, is a superb mystery short story anthology.

All of the stories are at least extremely entertaining, but some of the best are “The Betrayers”, Stanley Ellin, 1953; “Guilty Witness”, Morris Hershman, 1949; “Witness for the Prosecution”, Q. Patrick, 1946; “No Place for Magic”, Maurice Procter; the dated, but still incredibly potent “The Fatal Red Hair”, Walter Snow; and the last is a real wowser - an extraordinar
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George Harmon Coxe was an American writer of crime fiction.His series characters are Jack "Flashgun" Casey, Kent Murdock, Leon Morley, Sam Crombie, Max Hale and Jack Fenner. Casey and Murdock are both detectives and photographers. He started writing officially from around 1922, his work being for nickel and dime pulp fiction of the time. To earn money, he originally wrote in many genres, including ...more
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