Twelve American Crime Stories

Twelve American Crime Stories

by Rosemary Herbert
     
 


From a regional setting in which two farmers' wives develop a taste for detection, to a murder in the fast paced world of New York high finance, the tales included in Twelve American Crime Stories offer readers the opportunity to play detective and solve the mysteries for themselves.
Featuring distinctly American language and locales, the stories in…  See more details below

Overview


From a regional setting in which two farmers' wives develop a taste for detection, to a murder in the fast paced world of New York high finance, the tales included in Twelve American Crime Stories offer readers the opportunity to play detective and solve the mysteries for themselves.
Featuring distinctly American language and locales, the stories in this collection range from those with a strongly regional flavor to hard-boiled fiction. Included here are the best of the genre from Jacques Futrelle's omniscient detective known as 'The Thinking Machine', and early female sleuths created by Anna Katherine Green, to a private-eye story by Raymond Chandler, and Clinton H. Stagg's early introduction of the handicapped sleuth.
For anyone who has ever been gripped by a good crime story, and for those who never have but are tempted, Twelve American Crime Stories is a delightful guide to who did what to whom, and how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192880475
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/23/1998
Series:
Oxford Twelves Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

About the Editor:
Rosemary Herbert writes a mystery book review column for the Boston Herald. She is the author of The Fatal Art of Entertainment: Interviews With Mystery Writers and is editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. She edited, with Tony Hillerman, the highly acclaimed Oxford Book of American Detective Stories.

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