The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories

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With its roots in the American private-detective fiction of the 1920s but traceable back as far as Sherlock Holmes, the private-eye story remains as popular as ever. Here are thirty of the finest short novels and stories from the hardboiled world of the private eye. The characters in this collection range from the tough, cynical, hard-drinking Philip Marlowe type to hard-hitting female sleuths and the one-armed intellectual Dan Fortune. This collection features old favorites and new contributions from masters of ...
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Overview

With its roots in the American private-detective fiction of the 1920s but traceable back as far as Sherlock Holmes, the private-eye story remains as popular as ever. Here are thirty of the finest short novels and stories from the hardboiled world of the private eye. The characters in this collection range from the tough, cynical, hard-drinking Philip Marlowe type to hard-hitting female sleuths and the one-armed intellectual Dan Fortune. This collection features old favorites and new contributions from masters of the genre, past and present, including Ross Macdonald, Raymond Chandler, Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, Michael Collins, Ed McBain, William Campbell Gault, and many more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881844306
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Series: Mammoth Book Of Series
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Wrong Pigeon 1
Before She Kills 28
So Dark for April 56
Stolen Star 77
Guilt-Edged Blonde 96
Suicide is Scandalous 109
Dead Giveaway 137
Surf 184
A Reason to Die 206
Death Flight 229
Wanted - Dead and Alive 269
The Other Eye 280
Busted Blossoms 294
Out of the Window 304
Ride the Lightning 333
She Didn't Come Home 352
The Reason Why 366
Iris 380
Skelton Rattle Your Mouldy Leg 399
The Broken Men 421
Trouble in Paradise 462
The Strawberry Teardrop 485
The Nickel Derby 500
Greektown 515
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