The Detective Megapack: 30 Modern and Classic Tales of Mystery and Detection [NOOK Book]

The Detective Megapack: 30 Modern and Classic Tales of Mystery and Detection

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Overview

The Detective Megapack presents 30 choice mysteries, spanning the Victorian age through modern times. From Dashiell Hammet to Arthur Conan Doyle, from Vincent Starrett to Johnston McCulley -- there is something for every fan of detective tales!


ARSON PLUS, by Dashiell Hammett

IT TORE THE LAUGH FROM MY THROAT, by Meriah L Crawford

THE TAGGART ASSIGNMENT, by Vincent Starrett

TOMORROW’S DEAD, by David Dean

THE FLAMING PHANTOM, by Jacques Futrelle

MESSAGE IN THE SAND, by John L. French

THE ASSISTANT MURDERER, by Dashiell Hammett

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, by C.J. Henderson

THE RED THUMB MARK, by R. Austin Freeman

MONSIEUR LECOQ, by Emile Gaboriau

THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe

HELL-BENT FOR THE MORGUE, by Don Larson

DEATH OF THE FLUTE, by Arthur J. Burks

OH FANNY, by Raymond Lester

CLANCY, DETECTIVE, By H. Bedford-Jones

THE TATTOOED MAN, by William J. Makin

TRIGGER MEN, by Eustace Cockrell

BUTTERFLY OF DEATH, by Harold Gluck

MY BONNIE LIES…, by Ted Hertel

THUBWAY THAM, FASHION PLATE, by Johnston McCulley

THE MURDER AT TROYTE’S HILL, by Catherine Louisa Pirkis

THE AFFAIR OF THE CORRIDOR EXPRESS, by Victor L. Whitechurch

SECRET SUGGESTION, by Vincent H. O’Neil

THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

BLACK SUNRISE, by Jack Halliday

THE LION’S SMILE, by Thomas W. Hanshew

THE NAIL, by Pedro de Alarçon

THE ROME EXPRESS, by Arthur Griffiths

IN THE FOG, by Richard Harding Davis

OFFICER DOWN, by Robert J. Mendenhall


And don't forget to search this ebook store for "wildside megapack" to see all the entries in Wildside's "Megapack" series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434446817
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1334
  • Sales rank: 88,648
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett
An elegant figure with a real background as a private eye, Hammett pioneered hard-boiled fiction with his plain-spoken dialogue and classic characters such as Sam Spade, Nick Charles, and the Continental Op. Opening the door for a slew of imitators, Hammett left an indelible mark with a relatively short body of work.

Biography

Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St. Mary's County. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter -- messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency. Sleuthing suited young Hammett, but World War I intervened, interrupting his work and injuring his health.

When Sergeant Hammett was discharged from the last of several hospitals, he resumed detective work. He soon turned to writing, and in the late 1920s Hammett became the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America. In The Maltese Falcon (1930) he first introduced his famous private eye, Sam Spade. The Thin Man (1932) offered another immortal sleuth, Nick Charles. Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Glass Key (1931) are among his most successful novels. During World War II, Hammett again served as sergeant in the Army, this time for more than two years, most of which he spent in the Aleutians.

Hammett's later life was marked in part by ill health, alcoholism, a period of imprisonment related to his alleged membership in the Communist Party, and by his long-time companion, the author Lillian Hellman, with whom he had a very volatile relationship. His attempt at autobiographical fiction survives in the story "Tulip," which is contained in the posthumous collection The Big Knockover (1966, edited by Lillian Hellman). Another volume of his stories, The Continental Op (1974, edited by Stephen Marcus), introduced the final Hammett character: the "Op," a nameless detective (or "operative") who displays little of his personality, making him a classic tough guy in the hard-boiled mold -- a bit like Hammett himself.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Samuel Dashiell Hammett (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 27, 1894
    2. Place of Birth:
      St. Mary, Maryland
    1. Date of Death:
      January 10, 1961
    2. Place of Death:
      New York

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    Posted March 16, 2014

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    Really enjoyed this book, Love short stories because of the limited amount of time I have to read A few of the stories were long and drawn out.

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