The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories
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With its roots in the American private-detective fiction of the 1920s but traceable back as far as Sherlock Holmes, the private-eye story remains as popular as ever. Here are thirty of the finest short novels and stories from the hardboiled world of the private eye. The characters in this collection range from the tough, cynical, hard-drinking Philip Marlowe type to hard-h...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published April 15th 2004 by Running Press (first published 1988)
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Jenn
Dating as far back as Raymond Chandler, these stories were very well written and entertaining. Unlike most short story books, I only skipped over one story after not being able to get into it after the first few pages. Very noir.
Karan
Sep 09, 2012 Karan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Great compilation of PI stories.. Apart from the famous Eyes such as Philip Marlowe and Lew Archer, discovered some great characters such as Arthur Lyons's Jacob Asch, and Ed McBain's Milt Davis.

All of the stories are uniformly hard boiled, so you will not find any optimism or colour in any of them. Just a bunch of graduates from the school of hard-knocks.

Lots of fun as long as one reads them a story at a time, otherwise the characters and the plots start to blend into each other.
Srinivas Prasad Veeraraghavan
Hammett,Chandler,Macdonald,McBain,Block,Grafton,Gault,Hoch and more...

What the hell are you waiting for?!
Jack
some good, some great, some so-so
really liked the older PI stories from the 40s and 50s.
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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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