They Died In Vain

They Died In Vain

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by Jim Huang
     
 

If characters die in a mystery novel, and no one reads their story, have they died in vain? Mystery experts -- booksellers, reviewers, genre devotees -- introduce you to personal favorites: obscure classics, up-and-coming new writers, great books that unaccountably disappeared and lesser-known titles by bestselling authors. A companion volume to our Agatha and… See more details below

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If characters die in a mystery novel, and no one reads their story, have they died in vain? Mystery experts -- booksellers, reviewers, genre devotees -- introduce you to personal favorites: obscure classics, up-and-coming new writers, great books that unaccountably disappeared and lesser-known titles by bestselling authors. A companion volume to our Agatha and Anthony Award-winning 100 FAVORITE MYSTERIES OF THE CENTURY, this book takes you before the bestsellers, beyond the familiar, with essays recommending over 100 mystery novels -- buried treasures that will become new favorites.

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Publishers Weekly
Can't find a good mystery that's not an overhyped bestseller? Then this is the guide for you: They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels, edited by Jim Huang, editor and publisher of The Drood Review. Mystery insiders from Barbara Peters to Dean James offer their picks in more than 100 essay reviews, covering neglected titles from 1878 (Anna Katharine Green's The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story) to 2000 (Lee Child's Running Blind). Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962580475
Publisher:
Crum Creek
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.40(d)

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