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Mystery Stories

Mystery Stories

by Helen Cresswell, Adrian Reynolds
     
 

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Including tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, and Joan Aiken, this collection of eighteen stories offers a marvelous sampling of the mystery genre from classic detective to humorous contemporary.

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Including tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, and Joan Aiken, this collection of eighteen stories offers a marvelous sampling of the mystery genre from classic detective to humorous contemporary.

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“All of the plots are compelling and should spark the interest of reluctant readers. This is a haunting anthology with an interesting blend of genres...” —School Library Journal
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Cresswell has compiled 19 mystery stories from a variety of well-known and critically acclaimed authors. For those who enjoy traditional detective stories, there is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire." Classic mystery buffs will appreciate Agatha Christie's "The Adventures of Johnnie Waverly." Those interested in a blend of realism and fantasy will enjoy the selections by Ray Bradbury and Dino Buzzati, and an excerpt from Emily Bront's Wuthering Heights will appeal to fans of gothic romance. All of the plots are compelling and should spark the interest of reluctant readers. This is a haunting anthology with an interesting blend of genres; however, many of these stories do appear in other collections such as Diana Wynne Jones's Hidden Turnings (Greenwillow, 1990), making it an additional purchase.-Robyn Ryan Vandenbroek, formerly at Otterville Public School, Ontario

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753456408
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Series:
Red Hot Reads Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.43(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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