Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense” as Want to Read:
The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense

by
3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Many of the greatest Russian authors, including Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Pushkin, produced crime and mystery fiction, a type of literature that was largely suppressed during the Soviet era because it did not glorify the state but, instead, gave individual characters the significance that the U.S.S.R. despised. With the fall of the Soviet Union, mystery writers have ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Pegasus Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-49)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Cat.
Weirdly uneven, but (generally) at the highest level of writing. Still, these Russians do get tedious. I gave up in the middle of "The Overcoat" because...OMG...tediously foreshadowy.

The Sherlock Holmes ripoff was all wrong as well--none of his quick-witted misanthropic personality shows through at all. I understand that this was essentially a dime novel type of story, but it didn't set well.

Oh, well, the majority were well-written and interesting. In the introduction, Penzler talks about how t
...more
Kelly
Sep 12, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it
Some old, some new, some good, some okay, and other stories I really didn't like. Perhaps it's just because I'm not a huge crime/mystery reader.
Larissa
Larissa rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2014
Annie
Annie rated it it was ok
Mar 13, 2016
Becca
Becca rated it liked it
Sep 10, 2016
Rachel
Dec 10, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
There's nothing to match Russian literature <3
Jeff
Jeff rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2013
Diana
Diana rated it really liked it
Oct 22, 2016
Nicholas Deng
Nicholas Deng rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2014
Cyber
Cyber rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2015
Marie
Marie rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2013
Sadezi
Sadezi rated it really liked it
Feb 15, 2015
Bob
Bob rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2014
Shelley
Shelley rated it liked it
Jul 09, 2014
Travis
Travis rated it liked it
Sep 26, 2015
Katie
Sep 26, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: love
Excellent excerpts of Russian literature. So great. Love it.
Pattie
Pattie rated it it was amazing
Sep 27, 2014
Hikachi
Hikachi rated it liked it
Aug 20, 2015
Michael
Michael rated it really liked it
Oct 08, 2015
Krystle
Krystle rated it liked it
Apr 10, 2011
Phyllis
Phyllis rated it really liked it
Nov 29, 2011
Steve
Steve rated it it was amazing
Oct 19, 2013
Luke Haushalter
Luke Haushalter rated it really liked it
Jun 26, 2014
Lizanne Whitlow
Lizanne Whitlow rated it liked it
Jun 21, 2014
Alishia
Alishia marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2010
Richard
Richard is currently reading it
May 28, 2011
Peter Longworth
Peter Longworth marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2011
Ted Williams
Ted Williams marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2011
Guy
Guy added it
Aug 24, 2012
Kori Klinzing
Kori Klinzing marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2012
Nancy Oakes
Nancy Oakes marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2013
Chad Hall
Chad Hall marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2013
Richard
Richard marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2013
Marty
Marty marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2013
Jessi
Jessi marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2013
Thomas
Thomas marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2014
Susan Butler
Susan Butler marked it as to-read
May 24, 2014
Nicole
Nicole marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2014
Dan
Dan marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Popco
Popco marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2014
Crissy Voyles
Crissy Voyles marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2014
Pip
Pip marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2015
Tyler
Tyler marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
12471
Otto Penzler is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives.

Otto Penzler founded The Mysteriour Press in 1975 and was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years.

Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, for The Encycl
...more
More about Otto Penzler...

Share This Book