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A New Omnibus of Crime

A New Omnibus of Crime

by Tony Hillerman
     
 

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In 1929, Dorothy L. Sayers published her landmark anthology, The Omnibus of Crime. More recently, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert decided it was time to produce a definitive new anthology representing the best of the genre since then-the critically acclaimed A New Omnibus of Crime. This extraordinary collection emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices in

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In 1929, Dorothy L. Sayers published her landmark anthology, The Omnibus of Crime. More recently, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert decided it was time to produce a definitive new anthology representing the best of the genre since then-the critically acclaimed A New Omnibus of Crime. This extraordinary collection emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices in each genre, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result, A New Omnibus of Crime boasts a broad range of engaging, page-turning, and spine-tingling selections from the past eight decades. Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith's "Woodrow Wilson's Necktie," Sue Grafton's "A Poison That Leaves No Trace," Alexander McCall Smith's "He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father," and many more. A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A New Omnibus of Crime, edited by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert, is a worthy successor to Dorothy L. Sayers's classic Omnibus of Crime (1929). Primarily a reprint anthology, it includes three original tales by Catherine Aird, Jeffrey Deaver and Alexander McCall Smith. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"The best and most satisfying mystery bargain to come along in years. It will give readers countless hours of pleasure and surprise in one volume." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Not a clunker in the bunch...Dorothy Sayers edited a classic 1920 collection of short stories called 'The Omnibus of Crime.' There have been numerous collections since then, but until now, none has had the depth, intelligence and chutzpah to call itself 'A New Omnibus of Crime.'" —Bloomberg News

"A worthy successor to Dorothy L. Sayers's classic Omnibus of Crime (1929)." —Publishers Weekly

"Picking up where Dorothy L. Sayers's 1920 classic, The Omnibus of Crime, left off, this collection gathers works of short mystery fiction from the end of World War I to today, including pieces by Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Dashiell Hammett, Elmore Leonard, Ruth Rendell and P.D. James." —Good Housekeeping

"A New Omnibus of Crime is essential for anyone with more than a passing interest in detective fiction. Brilliantly assembled, and beautifully edited by people who know what they're doing." —Robert B. Parker, author of Double Play and Cold Service

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182149
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Tony Hillerman was a widely celebrated writer of mystery novels and former president of the Mystery Writers of America.
Rosemary Herbert has reviewed crime writing widely and she is the editor of numerous crime fiction anthologies as well as The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1925
Date of Death:
October 26, 2008
Place of Birth:
Sacred Heart, Oklahoma
Place of Death:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966
Website:
http://tonyhillermanbooks.com

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