The Penguin book of murder mysteries

Michael Sims

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Writer and anthologist Michael Sims did not summon the usual suspects. He sought the unfamiliar, the unjustly forgotten, and little-known gems by writers from outside the genre. This historical tour of one of our most popular literary categories includes stories never-before reprinted, features rebellious early ‘lady detectives’, and spotlights former stars of the crime field.

ISBN: 9780143137535 Category:

Description

A scintillating and unusual anthology of lost treasures from the timeless murder mystery genre

For The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, writer and anthologist Michael Sims did not summon the usual suspects. He sought the unfamiliar, the unjustly forgotten, and little-known gems by writers from outside the genre. This historical tour of one of our most popular literary categories includes stories never-before reprinted, features rebellious early “lady detectives”, and spotlights former stars of the crime field. For twenty-first century connoisseurs of crime, The Penguin Books of Murder Mysteries celebrates how the nineteenth century added a fierce modern twist to the ancient theme of bloody murder.

Additional information

Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.4 × 13 × 1.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.087208 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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