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Penzler Pick, January 2002: One of the mystery world's all-time prodigies (as well as one of its best-loved citizens), Edward D. Hoch is a short-story master with a subspecialty in the "locked room" or "impossible crimes" genre. Thanks to his many ongoing series characters and hundreds of tricky tales, many first seen in the pages of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Hoch's ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Crippen & Landru Publishers
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Karl
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This is copy 24 of 275 signed and numbered copies and is signed by Edward D. Hoch The book comes with an additional chapbook titled "Assignment: Enigma A Charles Spacers Story".
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Code specialist Jeffery Rand meets beautiful archaeologist Leila Gaad when he's working in Cairo. You can measure out their lives in these short stories--first mere acquaintances, then newly-weds, and on through a long married life, disrupted by spying activities (hers as well as his), even after he retires. Of course, with short stories there are always some that are better, and that determination will change with the reader.
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Edward D. Hoch is one of the most honored mystery writers of all time.

* 1968 Edgar Allan Poe Award (Mystery Writers of America): "The Oblong Room", The Saint Mystery Magazine, July 1967
* 1998 Anthony Award (Bouchercon World Mystery Convention): "One Bag of Coconuts", EQMM, November 1997
* 2001 Anthony Award (Bouchercon): "The Problem of the Potting Shed", EQMM, July 2000
* 2007 Ellery Queen Readers
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