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Crime Classics: The Mystery Story from Poe to the Present

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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Published November 1st 1991 by Penguin Books (first published November 19th 1990)
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Mark Mallett
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of mystery and detective stories. The editors did a good job of selecting stories published over a long span of years, representing changing styles and yet showing fairly consistent homage to Poe. Practically every one made me want to track down more by the author (while of course making me feel woefully under-read).

My one problem with this book is that each story has an introduction by the editors, and the introduction makes a not-so-veiled reference to how
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Jane Wilson
Includes:

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe
The Purloined Letter-Edgar Allen Poe
A Scandal in Bohemia-Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Speckled Band-Arthur Conan Doyle
The Problem of Cell 13-Jacques Futrelle
The Invisible Man-G.K. Chesterton
A Jury of Her Peers-Susan Glaspell
The House in Turk Street-Dashiell Hammett
The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba-Dorothy Sayers
The Blue Geranium-Agatha Christie
Murder at the Automat-Cornell Woolrich
Hand Upon the Waters-William Faulkner
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Kate S
May 10, 2013 Kate S marked it as temp  ·  review of another edition
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Includes:

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe
The Purloined Letter-Edgar Allen Poe
A Scandal in Bohemia-Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Speckled Band-Arthur Conan Doyle
The Problem of Cell 13-Jacques Futrelle
The Invisible Man-G.K. Chesterton
A Jury of Her Peers-Susan Glaspell
The House in Turk Street-Dashiell Hammett
The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba-Dorothy Sayers
The Blue Geranium-Agatha Christie
Murder at the Automat-Cornell Woolrich
Hand Upon the Waters-William Faulkner
De
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Clayton
Jun 05, 2012 Clayton rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
A very interesting collection. I picked it up from a used book sale because of what I had read in an introduction to the Sherlock Holmes stories; the introduction had outlined some characters that preceded Holmes, such as Poe's Dupin. Though some of the stories are a bit slow, most of them were quite intriguing and presented me with some new author's to pursue.
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