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Hardcover, 1177 pages
Published 1929 by Payson and Clarke, Ltd.
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34th out of 66 books — 21 voters
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Best Books of the Decade: 1920's
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Stephen
Nov 22, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Five stars to this big anthology (published 1929) of over fifty selections made by Dorothy Sayers, scholar and detective-story writer. It's not that all the selections are five-star ones; they are of ancient vintage, and some are dull. It's that the fifty-plus entries are such a great compilation in 1200 pages.

Bonus is the 46-page introduction by Dame Dorothy (she must have been a Dame)

The book offers a wide spectrum of then-"modern" (1850-1925) detective stories, by type of detective (e.g. ama
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An excellent trip through time for the Crime / Mystery genre. Not all mysteries are crimes, as not all are human.

But you will not read writing like this anymore.
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Can't believe I even read this but I loved it. It's like a textbook but cool, because it's about something I love to study and think about.
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Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist.

Dorothy L. Sayers is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Co
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