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Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense

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This giant anthology brings together forty of the finest mystery stories ever written--many rare or unanthologized--by such towering names in the field as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rex Stout, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ellery Queen, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, Isaac Asimov, and many others.
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by Minotaur Books (first published January 1st 1988)
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Mary
Oct 10, 2011 Mary rated it did not like it
Well I read 2 short stories out of it called the Honest Blackmailer and the Splintered Monday. They are pretty sad and confusing stories. They both have death in the stories. They are pretty difficult to read.
Mark Bacon
Aug 14, 2014 Mark Bacon rated it it was amazing
It’s the late 1950s, Ginger works in a dime-a-dance joint in a rundown part of town, and someone is killing taxi dancers.
When two police detectives show up at the dance hall one night, Ginger falls for the taller one. “…if I’d had any dreams left, he coulda moved right into them.”
The cops only know the killer’s favorite song, the kind of ring he has on one finger and the bizarre way he leaves the dancers’ bodies. With nothing more to go on, they try a stake out. Luckily, Ginger is one sharp cook
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Laura
Apr 22, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
This is a great anthology of Mystery stories; it has a representative story from almost all of the great authors I teach. It's only flaw is that it is out of print and all but unobtainable.
Nynnie Whale
Mar 28, 2013 Nynnie Whale rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-love-these
Every single story was good, and I'm not even a 'fan' of mystery and suspense - honestly this is one of the few things I've ever read in those genres.
Bebe Burnside
Mar 31, 2012 Bebe Burnside rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
A wonderful collection of murder mysteries told by some of the greatest, including Agatha Christy, Stephen King, Issac Asamov, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and more. Each one was interesting and fun.
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Jun 23, 2013 Thomas rated it liked it
Excellent collection of mysteries and suspense short stories, both contemporary and by deceased writers. I only read a select few, but they were great.
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Great. Loved the stories; great variety
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.
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