Fifty Best Mysteries

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Fifty Best Mysteries is a who's who of mystery from the pages of the leading magazine in the field. Showcasing the best short fiction published in Ellery Queen magazine over the past sixty years, this book is a treasure trove for mystery lovers everywhere. As editor Eleanor Sullivan writes, "I took the task by decades and decided to go after solid and entertaining stories by regular and significant contributors, stories that reflected the time in which they were written and the best work being produced in that ...

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Overview

Fifty Best Mysteries is a who's who of mystery from the pages of the leading magazine in the field. Showcasing the best short fiction published in Ellery Queen magazine over the past sixty years, this book is a treasure trove for mystery lovers everywhere. As editor Eleanor Sullivan writes, "I took the task by decades and decided to go after solid and entertaining stories by regular and significant contributors, stories that reflected the time in which they were written and the best work being produced in that decade." To this end, Sullivan has collected an astounding array of talent, from early works by John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, Anthony Boucher, and Ngaio Marsh in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, to later selections by Patricia Highsmith, Robert Bloch, Ruth Rendell, Donald E. Westlake, and Simon Brett that have appeared over the past three decades. Correction: Eleanor Sullivan, the author of Twice Dead, is alive and writing in St. Louis. See www.EleanorSullivan.com. Eleanor Sullivan, the editor of Fifty Best Mysteries, passed away in 1991. This corrects the back page of the book and the entry in the Carroll & Graf imprint section of the Avalon Publishing Group catalog.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786713479
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 707,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Table of Contents

The clue of the red Wig 5
Lost star 28
The Bloomsbury wonder 40
Dressing-up 63
Malice domestic 73
I can find my way out 88
The fourth degree 109
Midnight adventure 123
A study in white 135
The phantom guest 150
As simple as ABC 173
Money to burn 188
The gentlest of the brothers 197
One-way street 210
Murder at the dog show 218
Always trust a cop 228
The withered heart 243
The girl who married a monster 253
Between eight and eight 268
Knowing what I know now 279
Change of climate 297
Life in our time 306
The special gift 313
A neat and tidy job 322
Run - if you can 336
Life of communication 345
Danger at Deerfawn 354
The man who understood women 367
Revolver 376
The eternal chase 387
Reasons unknown 407
Three ways to rob a bank 418
The perfect servant 427
The marked man 439
Flowers that bloom in the spring 448
A nice place to stay 462
Paul Broderick's man 471
When nothing matters 483
This is death 492
Woodrow Wilson's necktie 503
The jackal and the tiger 517
The fix 536
One moment of madness 546
Loopy 558
The plateau 568
The butchers 585
Burning bridges 596
A good turn 607
Clap hands, there goes Charlie 614
Big boy, little boy 624
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