Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
A fascinating collection of ingenious mysteries which all pose the question 'howdunnit?' - 'how was the crime done?' Featuring well-known sleuths from Sherlock Holmes to Father Brown, as well as the less familiar, including Jacques Futrelle's Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, in each story the reader is invited to play detective and is presented with a challenge: can you solve the mystery before the solution is revealed?
Such stories reached their height of popularity in the Victorian and Edwardian eras; this collection, edited and introduced by David Stuart Davies, brings together stories from such masters of the genre as Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins and G. K. Chesterton.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Collector's Library|
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About the Author
David Stuart Davies is an author, playwright and editor. His fiction includes six novels featuring his wartime detective Johnny Hawke and six Sherlock Holmes novels - the latest being Sherlock Holmes & the Devil's Promise (2014). He has also penned a series of dark gritty crime novels set in Yorkshire in the 1980s. The first, Brothers in Blood, appeared in 2013 and the second, Innocent Blood, in 2015. He is committee member of the Crime Writers' Association, editing their monthly publication, Red Herrings, and is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.
David is regarded as an authority on Sherlock Holmes and is the author of two Holmes plays, Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act and Sherlock Holmes: The Death and Life, which are available on audio CD. He has written the Afterwords for all Macmillan Collector's Library Holmes volumes as well as those for many of their other titles.
Table of Contents
R. Austin Freeman - The Aluminium Dagger
Edgar Allan Poe - The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Jacque Futrelle - The Problem of Cell 13
Lord Dunsany - Two Bottles of Relish
Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace - The Tea Leaf
Howel Evans - The Mystery of the Taxi-Cab
Wilkie Collins - A Terribly Strange Bed
William Hope Hodgson - The Thing Invisible
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventure of the Retired Colourman
David Stuart Davies - The Curzon Street Conundrum
Thomas Bailey Aldrich - Out of His Head
Melville Davisson Post - The Doomdorf Mystery
C. N. & A. M. Williamson - The Adventure of the Jacobean House
G. K. Chesterton - The Invisible Man
Jacque Futrelles - The Motor Boat