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Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Crooked Counties

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Paperback, 298 pages
Published September 30th 1974 by Penguin Books (first published 1973)
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Dfordoom
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-mystery
The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was the third of Hugh Greene’s anthologies of Victorian and Edwardian crime stories. This time it’s crime in the countryside. And once more Greene has found some wonderful little stories. There are several women detectives, including M. McD Bodkin Q. C.’s pistol-packing Dora Myrl and Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee, a child who solves a mystery (in The Man Who Cut off My Hair) with her lip-reading skills. Marsh was the author of one of the strangest of Victorian ...more
Cristina
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I particularly liked the story called "The mistery of room 666". It was such a great turn of events.
Bill FromPA
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Perkis, C.L. The Redhill sisterhood. --
Morrison, A. The loss of Sammy Throckett. --
Donovan, D. The problem of Dead Wood Hall. --
Morrison, A. The case of Janissary. --
Bodkin, M. McD. Murder by proxy. --
Hume, F. The amber beads. --
Bodkin, M. McD. How he cut his stick. --
Meade, L.T. and Halifax, C.A race with the sun. --
Fletcher, J.S. The contents of the coffin. --
Futrelle, J. The mystery of room 666. --
Marsh, R. The man who cut off my hair. --
Whitechurch, V.L. The affair of the German dispatch-box
...more
Jasmine
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating clarification: 3.5 stars

Not a bad collection of mystery stories, though I wouldn't go as far to say that they are 'rivals' of Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories' resolutions were a little hard to understand--probably because their meaning/relevance now has changed since they were published in the late 18th-early 19th century. I bought the book at a second-hand place for the vintage-looking cover :p
Mark
Aug 19, 2007 rated it it was ok
A third collection in a series gathering other detectives from the same era as Sherlock Holmes. The earlier collections may be better, but these stories were mediocre. I can understand why these detectives would disappear while Holmes continues to be read.
Leli
Nov 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
precious.
classic crimes.

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jadi autis. padahal lagi jagain si kals yg demam.
Bev
Sep 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Was pretty good. Some stories were well written, some were predictable and felt like they were following step-by-step instructions on mystery writting.
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Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, but not as much as Sherlock Holmes.
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Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, KCMG, OBE was educated at Berkhamsted and Merton College, University of Oxford and became a journalist. He served as Director-General of the BBC from 1960-1969. One of his brothers was the novelist and screenwriter Graham Greene, OM, CH (1904-1991) and together they collected and edited 'The Spy's Bedside Book' (1957).
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