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The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits: Murder Mysteries from the Age of Bright Young Things

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In Chicago and New York, in sleazy speakeasies and on Easy Street, to the strains of jazz and the beat of the Charleston, the twenties roared. The horrors of the Great War behind it, the decade went mad with abandon—and mad over the movies, radio, telephones, and the motorcar. But beneath the froth and the folly, the razzle and dazzle, lay a darker world, a hard and often ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 16th 2004 by Running Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Steve Wales
A fun anthology of mysteries set in the 1920s. My favourite was one of the few in the collection actually written in that decade: "Putting Crime Over" by Hulbert Footner in which Mme Rosika Storey and her secretary turn to crime to catch the mastermind behind the city's criminal gangs.
Dec 24, 2007 Sherrie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
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A selection of short stories told by authors set in the 1920's. They are all murder mysteries. Some were good others were kind of not so good.
Lizabeth Tucker

This collection is a mixture of extremes. From the gay frolics of the time to the nasty underbelly that also existed at the same time. 3.5 out of 5 overall.

“Timor Mortis” by Annette Meyers. Olivia Brown is trying to help find a missing heiress, only to witness the young woman’s murder. Unusual, but not quite the type of mystery that I expected. First, this is part of a series, yet Brown is more witness than amateur detective. The author also drops quite a few famous names into her tale, presumab
I was somewhat disappointed by this collection of murder mysteries set during the 1920s. Had I bothered to read the Copyright and Acknowledgments section before reading the stories themselves, I would have discovered that only three of the twenty-three stories that appear in the anthology were actually written and published during the 1920s. The editor rationalizes his decision by saying that there were few really good whodunnits that reflect the Roaring Twenties and that he didn't want to repri ...more
Not what the cover promises. I found the stories quite dull and none of the sparkle I expect from the Roaring 20s.
As others have said, it would've been nice to have an anthology of stories actually written in the 1920s, but apparently there weren't that many to choose from. That said, I really did enjoy the three stories that were actually from that time period. Now I'm on a mad search for Hurlburt Footner and Grenville Robbins. Thumbs up for Annette Meyers, I enjoyed her Oliver Brown books and was happy to discover another story.

I found some typos that really made me unhappy...I expected better from Mr. A
Vikas Datta
Some very good stuff... Enjoyed it very much
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