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Overview

A New Omnibus of Crime by Tony Hillerman

In 1929, Dorothy L. Sayers published her landmark anthology, The Omnibus of Crime. More recently, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert decided it was time to produce a definitive new anthology representing the best of the genre since then-the critically acclaimed A New Omnibus of Crime. This extraordinary collection emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices in each genre, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result, A New Omnibus of Crime boasts a broad range of engaging, page-turning, and spine-tingling selections from the past eight decades. Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith's "Woodrow Wilson's Necktie," Sue Grafton's "A Poison That Leaves No Trace," Alexander McCall Smith's "He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father," and many more. A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195182149
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Tony Hillerman was a widely celebrated writer of mystery novels and former president of the Mystery Writers of America.
Rosemary Herbert has reviewed crime writing widely and she is the editor of numerous crime fiction anthologies as well as The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing.

Hometown:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Birth:

May 27, 1925

Date of Death:

October 26, 2008

Place of Birth:

Sacred Heart, Oklahoma

Place of Death:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education:

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Man Who Knew How Dorothy L. Sayers 7

The Girl with the Silver Eyes Dashiell Hammett 18

The Wench Is Dead Frederic Brown 54

Gone Girl Ross Macdonald 75

The Couple Next Door Margaret Millar 101

By the Scruff of the Soul Dorothy Salisbury Davis 115

Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Julian Symons 129

Woodrow Wilson's Necktie Patricia Highsmith 144

Loopy Ruth Rendell 156

Great Aunt Allie's Fly Papers P. D. James 166

First Lead Gasser Tony Hillerman 183

Chee's Witch Tony Hillerman 193

Breathe Deep Donald E. Westlake 202

Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation John Mortimer 207

A Poison That Leaves No Trace Sue Grafton 232

Photo Finish Sara Paretsky 244

The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown Peter Lovesey 262

Red Clay Michael Malone 275

Barking at Butterflies Ed McBain 290

Running Out of Dog Dennis Lehane 296

Hostages James Crumley 322

When the Women Come Out to Dance Elmore Leonard 328

The Hanged Man Ian Rankin 339

The Holly and the Poison Ivy Catherine Aird 347

Copycat Jeffery Deaver 357

He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father Alexander McCall Smith 380

Credits 391

Index 392

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