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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Sixteen Skeletons From My Closet

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Published (first published January 1st 1963)
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Omaira
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Compuesto por 16 relatos escritos por diferentes autores, este libro no me ha resultado todo lo entretenido que yo esperaba. En la portada sale el nombre de Hitchcock, pero él no escribió ninguna de las historias, simplemente se limitó a seleccionarlas.

Algunas me parecieron muy simples, otras me provocaron sueño y unas pocas despertaron ligeramente mi interés. La mayoría rondan las 10 páginas cada una, la más extensa es una titulada “La máquina del tiempo” de Jack Ritchie que consta de casi 30 p
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Heath Lowrance
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Published in 1963, this one has stories dating from 1956 to 1961, all reprints from AHMM. Lots of great names in this one, so expectations are high…
First up is “Ghost Story”, from Henry Kane, in which his noted P.I. character Pete Chambers unearths an old crime when it appears a ghost is taking retribution against the family members who killed him. James Holding’s “Where is Thy Sting?” is a fun but goofy story about a guy who uses honeybees to kill the writer his wife is having an affair with.
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Kavita
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As Alfred Hitchcock says, "It seems to me that when our century was newer the crime would not have happened in so pedestrian a manner. I very much doubt a pistol would have been used, since a pistol is decidedly not a woman's weapon, as so many mystery writers have been quick to point out for so many satisfying years. Perhaps a rolling-pin, a jungle knife brought back from the Amazon country years ago by the original owner who had traveled with Theodore Roosevelt, a dose of poison in the soup, a ...more
Suvi
Along with The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, Alfred Hitchcock Presents is considered to be one of the best anthology series out there (and generally one of the best TV shows), and as a fan of all three I fully agree. I'm an anthology film enthusiast as well (especially horror), but unlike with films, a rotten apple or two in a TV show doesn't drag down the entire thing.

Usually in an anthology film there also tends to be a common theme, so you have to watch the whole thing at one sittin
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Pedro
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una buena colección de relatos traída por el maestro Alfred Hitchcock. Si bien cada uno de ellos es de un autor diferente, todos se caracterizan por mostrarnos la naturaleza del crimen como tal, donde los asesinatos no se desarrollan a diestra y siniestra, sino que están rebosados de ingenio y placer en su desarrollo. "La máquina del crimen" debe ser sin duda el más sobresaliente de todos, pero la lectura en general en ningún momento peca de tediosa y/o repetitiva. Hace unos meses ya había leído ...more
Giuseppe Paola
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback
Racconti che, se non fossero piuttosto neri, sarebbero anche divertenti!
Josh
Jun 18, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was good. My favorite story was The Crime Machine. That story was perfect. 6/5. But a lot of the other stories were not even close to the quality of that so over all 3.75 but mainly for the story "The Crime Machine". It was just that wonderful. It was brilliant The book fell apart in my hand though. Turns out that happens a lot. ...more
Bunny
Mar 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-10
This was actually a pretty good collection of stories. A few of them had boring endings, but so many had good twists, it was hard to complain.

I am annoyed, however, that this book fell apart in my hands as I was reading it. So, I guess that was the first and last time.
Ceejay
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Here's another collection of stories from A. Hitchcock. They are all from the late 50's to early 60's.These anthologies are always a good read.So if, like me, you find a copy of this at a local book sale or used book store, jump in, buy it, and enjoy 16 quick mysteries! ...more
Laura Buechler
It's true what they say: scary stuff from Way Back When ain't quite as scary now. That said, there are a few chills and thrills in this book, and it's kind of fun and interesting to get in the Wayback machine and pretend. ...more
Rubi
Una buena selección de historias, realizada por Hitchcock. En general, no tienen desperdicio.
Joel
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, ebook
Fun with some good authors, including Craig Rice, Frank Kane, Fletcher Flora.
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an iconic and highly influential film director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres.

Following a very substantial career in his native Britain in both silent films and talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen with dual nationality in 1956, thus he also remained a British subject.

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