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The Pocket Mystery Reader

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Paperback, 363 pages
Published September 1942 by Pocket Books (first published 1942)
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Dave
Jan 08, 2014 Dave rated it liked it
Wartime selection of mysteries--more eclectic than most, since it also includes articles, a radio play (a good Ellery Queen), true crime, puzzles, and poetry - "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," and "My Last Duchess" among others. Best stories are by Saki, Dorothy Sayers, and Dashiell Hammett, along with "The Absent-Minded Coterie" by Robert Barr. Many of the others (particularly the articles) have dated badly or have been over-anthologized by now. But if you pretend you're a bored soldier in 1942 ("He ...more
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