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Great Short Stories Of Detection, Mystery And Horror

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Other contributing authors are: J.D. Beresford; John Metclafe; A.M. Burrage; Arthur Quiller-Couch; N. Royde-Smith; Walter de la Mare; Michael Arlen; R. Ellis Roberts; Bram Stoker; Violet Hunt; Barry Pain; H.G. Wells; Ethel Colburn Mayne.
Hardcover, 1231 pages
Published 1928 by Victor Gollancz Limited
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Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
"But the detective story proper and the pure tales of horror are very ancient in origin. All native folk-lore has its ghost tales, while the first four detective-stories in this book hail respectively from the Jewish Apocrypha, Herodotus, and the Aeneid. But, whereas the tale of horror has flourished in practically every age and country, the detective-story has had a spasmodic history, appearing here and there in faint, tentative sketches and episodes, until it suddenly burst into magnificent fl ...more
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Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I was a child we had this work on our bookshelves, in three volumes, just like the one in the illustrations, but they disappeared in several moves, when my mother got rid of a lot of surplus possessions. I read many of the stories but my favourites, the ones I reread many times, were those in the "horror" section, and it was this book that gave me a taste for horror stories.

It was more than fifty years ago now, but the stories that made the biggest impression on me, that I read and re-read
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Dorothy L. Sayers is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Co
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