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Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories
     

Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories

by Donald E. Westlake, J. Madison Davis, International Association of Crime Writers, J. Madison Davis (Editor)
 

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Renowned mystery writers Donald E. Westlake and J. Madison Davis offer an illuminating look at eight mystery conventions, illustrating each with four short stories written by some of the masters of the form. A glorious treasure trove of tales that covers every crime in the book, Murderous Schemes features fiction by Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, G.K.

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Renowned mystery writers Donald E. Westlake and J. Madison Davis offer an illuminating look at eight mystery conventions, illustrating each with four short stories written by some of the masters of the form. A glorious treasure trove of tales that covers every crime in the book, Murderous Schemes features fiction by Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, G.K. Chesterton, Raymond Chandler, and Lawrence Block, just to name a few.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195104875
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Donald E. Westlake received the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for his novel God Save the Mark and in 1993 won their Grandmaster Award for lifetime achievement. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Grifters. J. Madison Davis is Professor of Journalism in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma and is current president of the International Association of Crime Writers. He is the author of The Murder of Frau Schutz, which was nominated for the Edgar Award.

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