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The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (John the Eunuch 0.2)

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This companion edition to the highly successful Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits contains a wealth of fictional detectives, including Brother Cadfael, cowboy sleuth Ben Snow, and newcomers to the profession such as William Shakespeare and Hans Christian Andersen.
Paperback, 532 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published 1995)
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Saad Yousaf
While the stories chosen did appeal immensely for my taste of traditional who-dun-its, there is an immense gap in the narrative in the shape of Non-White, Non-Christian or Non-Western writers and stories. The stories that traditionally and geographically contain colored characters have been white-washed especially those based in the Land of Cannan. Furthermore, most ofthe stories are based in the western world, as history passes through the dark ages and the rise and fall of Rome and the Aborgin ...more
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Shelves: anthology, mystery
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PART I: THE ANCIENT WORLD
Death in the Dawntime by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
the Judgement of Daniel by the New Jerusalem Bible
Gordianus the Finder] Death Wears a Mask by Steven Saylor
SPQR] the King of Sacrifices by John Maddox Roberts
the Three Travellers by R. L. Stevens
the Case of the Murdered Senator by Wallace Nichols
John the Eunuch 00.2 A Mithraic Mystery by Mary Reed
Sister Fidelma] Abbey Sinister by Peter Tremayne
Judge Dee] the Two Beggers by Robert van Gulik

PART II: THE MIDDLE AG
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Diane
Jan 29, 2015 Diane rated it it was amazing
Mike Ashley has edited a LOT of these volumes - historical mysteries ranging from Ancient Egypt through the Roaring Twenties. "The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives" is divided in five sections - "The Ancient World," "The Middle Ages," "The Age of Discovery," "Regency and Gaslight," and "Holmes and Beyond." It's a good place to look for authors you might be interested in. Some of my personal favorites are "Death Wears a Mask" (Gordianus the Finder - Ancient Rome) by Steven Saylor, "The King ...more
Kathy Sebesta
Jul 04, 2011 Kathy Sebesta rated it really liked it
As always with a compendium, there were some great stories and some that didn't appeal.
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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.
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