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Sleuths of the Century Hardcover – January 17, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf; 1st Carroll & Graf Ed edition (January 17, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786707097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786707096
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,579,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was predictable, perhaps, that a collection of short stories would be published around the first of the year representing the best mystery writers of the twentieth century. Less predictable, though, is the quality of this collection. The roster of contributors inevitably includes familiar names--Sayers, Rendell, Block, McBain, Westlake, Mosley, Eberhart, Hillerman, Paretsky, etc.--but, refreshingly, some of the stories here have never (or infrequently) been anthologized, and others, like Gardner's Perry Mason story or Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe adventure, represent rare short-form appearances of well-known detectives. Readers who consider themselves well versed in the canon of their favorite character may be surprised to stumble upon something they've never seen before. Despite the focus on well-known writers, then, there is no "been there, done that" stigma attached to this fine collection. It is sure to appeal both to veteran crime-fiction readers and to those new to the genre. David Pitt

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