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October 1931 cover of the pulp magazine Black Mask, featuring Raymond Chandler's short story "Finger Man"                here on Page Two-A
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Books About Mystery Fiction
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Face Off anthology edited by David Baldacci  "Face Off" [2014] Edited by David Baldacci
Editor Baldacci organized 23 fellow members of International Thriller Writers (I.T.W.) to pair up and write stories either teaming their famous characters or pitting them against each other; the eleven fresh stories are: “The Devil’s Bones” by Steve Berry & James Rollins; “Gaslighted” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child; “Good and Valuable Consideration” by Lee Child & Joseph Finder; “In The Nick of Time” by Ian Rankin & Peter James; “Infernal Night” by Heather Graham & F. Paul Wilson; “The Laughing Buddha” by M.J. Rose & Lisa Gardner; “Pit Stop” by Raymond Khoury & Linwood Barclay; “Red Eye” by Dennis Lehane & Michael Connelly; “Rhymes With Prey” by Jeffery Deaver & John Sandford; “Silent Hunt” by John Lescroart & T. Jefferson Parker; and “Surfing The Panther” by Steve Martini & Linda Fairstein
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [6/2014] for $10.99
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2014] for $20.46
MatchUp anthology edited by Lee Child  "MatchUp" anthology [2017] Edited by Lee Child  6/2017
'The battle of the sexes just got thrilling!' • Sequel to "Face Off" with eleven female writers paired with eleven male writers, each original story having a female detective either working with or working against a male detective; detective and author pairs are: Lee Coburn and Joe Pickett in "Honor" by Sandra Brown & C.J. Box; Tony Hill and Roy Grace in "Footloose" by Val McDermid & Peter James; Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in "Faking A Murderer" by Kathy Reichs & editor Child; Jamie Fraser and Cotton Malone in "Past Prologue" by Diana Gabaldon & Steve Berry; Liz Sansborough and Rambo in "Rambo On Their Minds" by Gayle Lynds & David Morrell; Jeffrey Tolliver and Joe Pritchard in "Short Story" by Karin Slaughter & Michael Koryta; Harper Connelly and Ty Hauck in "Dig Here" by Charlaine Harris & Andrew Gross; Regan Pescoli and Lucas Davenport in "Deserves To Be Dead" by Lisa Jackson & John Sandford; Lucan Thorne and Lilliane in "Midnight Flame" by Lara Adrian & Christopher Rice; Bennie Rosato and John Corey in "Getaway" by Lisa Scottoline & Nelson DeMille; and Ali Reynolds and Bravo Shaw in "Taking The Veil" by J.A. Jance & Eric Van Lustbader
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [DUE June 2017] pre-order for $12.99
Simon & Schuster hardcover [DUE June 2017] pre-order for $20.88

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Boys' Book of Great Detective Stories edited by Howard Haycraft  "The Boys' Book of Great Detective Stories" [1938]
Edited by Howard Haycraft

authors specified on cover are G.K. Chesterton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, 'and others'
Berkley Highland Books 'Selections From ...' mass pb [1965] out of print/used
Harper & Row 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1938] out of print/used
free online etext for download (.PDF format as a .ZIP file)
Boys' Second Book of Great Detective Stories edited by Howard Haycraft  "The Boys' Second Book of Great Detective Stories" [1940]
Edited by Howard Haycraft

authors include Frederick Irving Anderson, H.C. Bailey, E.C. Bentley, Anthony Berkeley, Ernest Bramah, Agatha Christie ("The Million Dollar Bond Robbery"), Octavus Roy Cohen, G.D.H. Cole, J.S. Fletcher, H.C. McNeile, Harvey O'Higgins, John Rhode, Dorothy Sayers, and Edgar Wallace
Berkley Books mass pb [1974] out of print/used
Berkley Books mass pb [1964] out of print/used
Harper Childrens Books 9¼x6 hardcover [6/1940] out of print/many used
101 Years Great Detective Stories, 1841-1941 anthology edited by Ellery Queen  "101 Years' Entertainment: The Great Detective Stories, 1841-1941" [1941]
Edited by Ellery Queen

The content of this 994-page anthology remains timeless; the tales begin with Edgar Allan Poe ("The Purloined Letter") and continue thru famed and forgotten authors of America & Europe, including Margery Allingham, H.C. Bailey, E.C. Bentley, Anthony Berkeley, Ernest Bramah, Leslie Charteris, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Octavus Roy Cohen, G.D.H. & Margaret Cole, George Dilnot, Lord Dunsany, Frank Froest, Ronald A. Knox, Maurice Leblanc, Arthur Morrison, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edgar Wallace, and Anthony Wynne
Modern Library Giant 9x6 hardcover [1946] out of print/used
Modern Library 8x5½ hardcover [1941] out of print/used
Little, Brown & Co. ½ hardcover [1941] out of print/used

Hard-Boiled Omnibus anthology edited by Joseph T. 'Cap' Shaw  "The Hard-Boiled Omnibus" anthology [1946] Edited by Joseph T. 'Cap' Shaw
First anthology to attempt to cover the genre, a dozen classic pulp stories from Black Mask Magazine, chosen by the maga-zine's most influential author, Cap Shaw himself; includes stories from Paul Cain, Raymond Chandler, George Harmon Coxe, Norbert Davis, Ramon Decolta, Lester Dent, Dashiell Hammett, Roger Torrey, Raoul Whitfield, and others
Pocket mass pb [1952] out of print/scarce
Simon & Shuster hardcover [1946] out of print/used
'As Tough As They Come' 1951 anthology book edited by Will Oursler  "As Tough As They Come" anthology [1951] Edited by Will Oursler
"17 hard-boiled stories of murder & violence by {Dashiell} Hammett, {James M.} Cain, {Steve} Fisher, {Hugh} Pentecost, and others" — which include Lawrence G. Blochman, George Harmon Coxe, Lillian Day & Norbert Lederer, Bruno Fischer (2), Brett Halliday, Larry Holden, MacKinley Kantor, Day Keene, Gilbert Thomas, Henry Treece, Thomas Walsh, and Lou Wylie
Permabooks mass pb [1951] out of print/used
Dolls Are Murder anthology edited by Harold Q. Masur  "Dolls Are Murder: A Mystery Writers of America Anthology" [1957]
Edited by Harold Q. Masur

eight stories by Raymond Chandler, George Harmon Coxe, Bruno Fischer, Brett Halliday,
John D. MacDonald, Ellery Queen, Georges Simenon & Rex Stout

Lion Books mass pb [1957] out of print/used
Lion Books mass pb [1957] out of print/used
Treasury of Great Mysteries anthology by edited by Howard Haycraft & John Beecroft  "A Treasury of Great Mysteries: 4 Full Length Novels, 5 Novelettes, 10 Short Stories" [1957]
Edited by Howard Haycraft & John Beecroft

Volume 1 authors include: Margery Allingham, Eric Ambler, John Dickson Carr, Agatha Christie (novel "Murder In The Calais Coach"), Erle Stanley Gardner ("The Case of The Crimson Kiss"), William Irish ("Rear Window"), Ellery Queen ("The Lamp of God"), Patrick Quentin, Mary Roberts Rinehart, George Simenon ("Maigret's Christmas"), and Edgar Wallace; Volume 2 authors include: Raymond Chandler ("The Big Sleep"), Leslie Charteris, Carter Dickson, Daphne du Maurier (novel "Rebecca"), Ngaio Marsh, Stuart Palmer & Craig Rice, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Rex Stout
Doubleday 7¾x5¾ hardcover [1957] out of print/40+ used
Simon & Schuster Book Club 8½x5¾ hardcover [1957] out of print/used

Ten Great Mysteries anthology edited by Howard Haycraft & John Beecroft  "Ten Great Mysteries: 2 Full-Length Novels, 3 Novelettes, 5 Short Stories, 1924-1954" [1959]
Edited by Howard Haycraft & John Beecroft

includes 2 novels: "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett, and "The Franchise Affair" by Josephine Tey; 3 novelettes: "The Case of The Crying Swallow" by Erle Stanley Gardner, "The Case of The Late Pig" by Margery Allingham, and "Die Like A Dog" by Rex Stout; and 5 stories: "The Learned Adventure of The Dragon's Head" by Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Witness For The Prosecution" by Agatha Christie, "The Adventure of The President's Half Disme" by Ellery Queen, "No Motive" by Daphne du Maurier; and "The Dancing Detective" by William Irish (Cornell Woolrich)
Doubleday 8½x5¾ hardcover [1959] out of print/80+ used
Doubleday 8½x5½ hardcover [1959] out of print/used

The Lethal Sex anthology edited by John D. MacDonald  "The Lethal Sex" anthology [14 stories; 1959]
from Mystery Writers of America, edited by John D. MacDonald

"14 lively ladies spin torrid tales of mayhem and murder": short stories by Christianna Brand, Bernice Carey, Gladys Cluff, Ursula Curtiss, Miriam Allen deFord, Anthony Gilbert, Veronica Parker Johns, J. Sheridan MacDonald, Margaret Manners, Margaret Millar, Jean Potts, D. Jenkins Smith, Carolyn Thomas & Nedra Tyre
Dell mass pb [1959] out of print/scarce
The Delights of Detection anthology edited by Jacques Barzun  "The Delights of Detection" [17 stories, 1961]
Edited With An Introduction by Jacques Barzun [1907-2012]

Seventeen stories by authors H.C. Bailey, E.C. Bentley, Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Edward Crispin, P.C. de Beau-marchais, Alexandre Dumas, R. Austin Freeman, Michael Gilbert, Harry Kemelman, William Leggett, Kenneth Livingston, John D. MacDonald, Daniel Pettiward, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rex Stout, and Edward Wendell
Criterion Books 8¼x6 hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Hardboiled Dicks anthology edited by Ron Goulart  "Hardboiled Dicks: An Anthology of Detective Fiction From The Pulp Magazines" [1965]
Edited by Ron Goulart

contains eight stories: "Don't Give Your Right Name" (Max Latin) by Norbert Davis; "The Saint In Silver" (Steve Mid-night) by John K. Butler; "Winter Kill" (cop MacBride & reporter Kennedy) by Fredrick Nebel; "China Man" (Filipino detective Jo Gar) by Raoul Whitfield; "Death On Eagle's Crag" (Oliver Quade) by Frank Gruber; "A Nose For News"
(reporter Joe 'Daffy' Dill) by Richard Sale; "Angelfish" (Oscar Sail) by Lester Dent; and "Bird In The Hand" (Lester Leith) by Erle Stanley Gardner

Pocket Books mass pb [1967] out of print/used
Sherbourne Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Once Against The Law  "Once Against The Law" [22 stories 1968] Edited by William Tenn & Donald E. Westlake
22 short stories of mystery & suspense by authors Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Browning, Joyce Cary, Geoffrey Chaucer ("The Pardoner's Tale"), Robert M. Coates, Stephen Crane, Honoré de Balzac ("The Succubus"), Charles Dickens ("The Flight of Sikes"), James T. Farrell, W.S. Gilbert, Herbert Gold, Rudyard Kipling ("The Return of Imray"), Sinclair Lewis, Albert Maltz, Alberto Moravia, Ogden Nash, Luigi Pirandello, Sir Walter Scott ("The Two Drovers"), John Steinbeck ("How Mr. Hogan Robbed A Bank"), Leo Tolstoy, Peter Ustinov, and Oscar Wilde ("The Ballad of Reading Gaol")
Macmillan 8½x6 hardcover [1968] out of print/used

 book edited by Tony Goodstone  "The Pulps: Fifty Years of American Pop Culture" [1970]
Edited by Tony Goodstone, Preface by Henry Steeger

includes 43 stories by authors William E. Barrett; Robert Leslie Bellem ("Death’s Passport" & "Labyrinth of Monsters"); Ray Bradbury ("Wake For The Living"); Max Brand ("The Ghost"); George Bruce; Edgar Rice Burroughs ("The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw"); Robert Ormond Case; Mary Elizabeth Counselman; Handley Cross; T.T. Flynn; Paul W. Gallico; J.E. Grinstead; Dashiell Hammett ("One Hour"); Malcolm Jameson; MacKinlay Kantor; Mindret Lord; Eddie McCrae; William P. McGivern; Carrington North; Rodriguez Ottolengui; Frederick C. Painton; Frank Richardson Pierce; Powder River Bill; Luke Short ("Tough Enough"); Clark Ashton Smith; Georges Surdez; Harl Vincent; Edgar Wallace; Stanley G. Weinbaum; Russ West; Tennessee Williams ("The Vengeance of Nitocris"); and Philip Wylie; ALSO eight poems by Charles A. Freeman, Richard Le Gallienne, Frank Belknap Long, H.P. Lovecraft (2), Harry Irving Shumway, William V.V. Stephens, and Clement Wood; AS WELL AS: a crossword puzzle by Richard Hoadley Tingley; personal ads from Railroad Magazine, 1936; article on the Lafayette Escadrille's insignia; 'Detectograms' puzzle by Lawrence Treat; cartoon by John Held, Jr.; and a drawing by Virgil Finlay
Chelsea House mass pb [1970] out of print/used
Chelsea House pb [1976] out of print/used
Chelsea House/Whirlwind 9x6 hardcover [1976] out of print/used
Chelsea House/Bonanza Books 11x8 hardcover [1970] out of print/many, many used

Treasury of Modern Mysteries anthology edited by Marie R. Reno  "A Treasury of Modern Mysteries" in 2 volumes [1973]
Edited & with Introduction by Marie R. Reno

includes 4 novels: "A Kiss Before Dying" [1953] by Ira Levin, "Endless Night" [1967] by Agatha Christie, "The Goodbye Look" [1969] by Ross Macdonald, and "In Cold Blood" [1966] by Truman Capote; also 15 shorter mysteries: "Cain's Mark" by Bill Pronzini; "Cottage For August" by Thomas Kyd; "Don't Look Now" by Daphne du Maurier; "Hit and Run" by John D. MacDonald; "The House Party" by Stanley Ellin; "Kessler, The Inside Man" by George Fox; "Never Shake A Family Tree" by Donald E. Westlake; "The Nine Mile Walk" by Harry Kemelman; "Norman and The Killer" by Joyce Carol Oates; "The Property of A Lady" by Ian Fleming; "The Purple Is Everything" by Dorothy Salisbury Davis; "The Reason" by Arthur Porges; "Second Talent" by James Holding; "Stan The Killer" by Georges Simenon; and "Villa Maria Celeste" by Margery Allingham
Nelson Doubleday 9x6 hardcover set [1973] out of print/many used

World of Mystery Fiction book edited by Elliott Gilbert  "The World of Mystery Fiction" [1978] Edited by Elliott L. Gilbert
Anthology begins with an autobiographical piece by Francois Eugene Vidocq [1775-1857] ("Victims of My Craft") that greatly influenced later writers; followed by short stories of Robert Barr, Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Bramah, Raymond Chandler, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens (2), Arthur Conan Doyle (3), Jacques Futrelle, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Edgar Allan Poe (3), Melville Davisson Post, Ellery Queen, William Russell, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon, and Cornell Woolrich
Readers Digest/Bowling Green 8¾x5½ hardcover [1990] out of print/40+ used
Bowling Green State Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [1983] out of print/80+ used
Boulevard Books hardcover [1978] out of print/used
Murder for Christmas / Seasonal Malice anthology edited by Thomas Godfrey  "Murder For Christmas: 26 Tales of Seasonal Malice" [1982]
Edited by Thomas Godfrey, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson

contributing authors include Woody Allen, Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley Ellis, O. Henry, Ngaio Marsh, Ellery Queen, Damon Runyon, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Rex Stout
Castle Books 9¼x6½ pb [5/2000] out of print/90+ used
Mysterious Press mass pb [12/88] out of print/60+ used
Mysterious Press mass pb [12/87] out of print/used
Warner Books mass pb [1982] out of print/90+ used
Mysterious Press hardcover [1982] out of print/used

Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus edited by Julian Symons  "The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus" [1984] Edited by Julian Symons
"All the famous names are here – but not the stories [that] you might expect" • Nineteen short detective stories by authors G.K. Chesterton; Roald Dahl; Arthur Conan Doyle ("The Copper Beeches"); Stanley Ellin ("The Question"); William Faulkner ("Smoke"); Jacques Futrelle ("The Phantom Motor"); Michael Gilbert ("Counterplot"); Graham Greene ("The Case For The Defence"); Patricia Highsmith ("The Mobile Bed Object"); Edward D. Hoch ("The Most Dangerous Man"); P.D. James ("The Victim"); Q. Patrick ("All The Way To The Moon"); Edgar Allan Poe ("Thou Art The Man"); Ellery Queen ("The Adventure of The Bearded Lady"); Ruth Rendell ("The Clinging Woman"); Dorothy L. Sayers ("The Man Who Knew How"); Georges Simenon ("Inspector Maigret Pursues"); Roy Vickers ("The Man Who Murdered In Public"); and Arthur Williams ("Being A Murderer Myself")
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [3/89] out of print/many used
Penguin Books 8x5½ pb [11/84] out of print/40+ used

A Matter of Crime anthology, volume 1 edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli  A Matter of Crime anthology, volume 2 edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli  
A Matter of Crime anthology, volume 3 edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli  A Matter of Crime anthology, volume 4 edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli  
"A Matter of Crime: New Stories From The Masters of Mystery and Suspense"
Volume 1 [1987] Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli & Richard Layman

featuring "The Black Dahlia" by James Ellroy, plus more stories and interviews
Harcourt/Harvest mass pb [10/87] out of print/used
Volume 2 [1987] Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli & Richard Layman
featuring "The White Cat" by Joyce Carol Oates, plus 14 more stories by authors J. Aquino, Michael Avallone, Linda Barnes, Michael Collins, Juliann Evans, Curtis E. Fischer, James S. Gamble, Joe Gores, Peter Heyrman, Harold Kaiser, Joseph Koenig, Michael Mulder, Stephen A. Rudloff, and L.J. Washburn, and interviews with Joe Gores & Linda Barnes
Harcourt mass pb [10/87] out of print/used
Harcourt mass pb [10/87] out of print/used
Volume 3 [1988] Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli & Richard Layman
featuring "Life Is Absolutely Swell" by George V. Higgins, plus more stories and interviews
Harcourt mass pb [11/88] out of print/used
Volume 4 [1988] Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli & Richard Layman
featuring "A Bomb Built In Hell" by Andrew Vachss, plus more stories by James Ellroy, Susan Florian, Clark Howard & George H. Rosen, among others
Harcourt mass pb [11/88] out of print/used

Murder In Japan anthology edited by John Apostolou & Martin Greenberg  
"Murder In Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime & Detection" [1987]
Edited by John L. Apostolou & Martin H. Greenberg, Foreword by James Melville

Dembner Books 8½x5½ hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Sand on the Gumshoe Australian Crime Writing anthology edited by David Latta  "Sand On The Gumshoe: A Century of Australian Crime Writing" [1989]
Edited by David Latta

contains thorough Introduction by editor Latta, and stories by Malcolm 'Max' Afford [1906-54], Randolph Bedford [1868-1941], Carter Brown (Alan Geoffrey Yates) [1923-85], Peter Corris, John Creasey [1908-73] (as J.J. Maric), Ernest Favenc [1845-1908], E.W. Hornung [1866-1921], Fergus Hume [1859-1932], Vince Kelly, A.E. Martin, Arthur Upfield [1890-1964], and Mary Helena Fortune [1833?-1910?] (as Waif Wander}online partial etext (perhaps half)
Random House Australia pb [1989] out of print/scarce
Ms. Murder  
"Ms. Murder: The Best Mysteries Featuring Women Detectives, By The Top Women Writers" [1989] Edited by Marie Smith
Citadel Press 9x6 pb 10/89] for $8.95
Publng Mills ABR audio [6/94] 2 tapes for $22.01
Oxford English Detective Stories  "The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories" [33 stories 1990]
Edited by Patricia Craig

Oxford Univ Press 7¾x5 pb [2/2003] for $11.87
Oxford Univ Press 7¾x5¼ pb [8/92] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/90] for $37.00
Perfect Murder  "The Perfect Murder: Five Great Mystery Writers Create The Perfect Crime" [1991]
Edited by Jack Hitt

The set-up is that a man's rich wife plans to disinherit him, she is having an affair with his best friend, so he wants to commit the perfect murder and blame the lover for her death. He writes to five top mystery novelists – Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey, and Donald E. Westlake – and asks for advice in committing such a crime . . .
HarperCollins mass pb [8/92] out of print/many used
HarperCollins hardcover [7/91] out of print/many used
Seuil French-language edition pb [3/99] out of print/used

More Ms. Murder  
"More Ms. Murder: More of the Best Mysteries Featuring Women Detectives, By The Top Women Writers" [1991] Edited by Marie Smith
Citadel Press 8½x5.4 pb [10/91] out of print/used
Citadel Press hardcover [10/91] out of print/used
Mystery For Halloween anthology  "Mystery For Halloween" anthology [16 stories 1991]
sixteen 'haunting tales' selected by the editors of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; authors include George Sumner Albee, Terry Bacon, David Braly, Elliott Capon, Richard Ciciarelli, Dashiell Hammett ("In The Morgue"), Edward D. Hoch, Theodore H. Hoffman, Andrew Klaven, Richard F. McGonegal, Janet O'Daniel, Alan Ryan, Pauline C. Smith, Lee Somerville, Lawrence Treat, and Donald E. Westlake ("This Is Death")
Signet mass pb [10/91] out of print/used

Deadly Allies anthology  "Deadly Allies: Private Eye Writers of America & Sisters In Crime Collaborative Anthology" [1992]
Edited by Robert J. Randisi & Marilyn Wallace

8 stories in the audiobook: by Loren D. Estleman, Sue Grafton, Jeremiah Healy, Rob Kantner, John Lutz, Margaret B. Maron, Lia Matera, Sara Paretsky & Julie Smith; 12 more stories in the books: by Sarah Andrews, Max Allan Collins, Michael Collins, Susan Dunlap, Jan Grape, Carolyn G. Hart, John Lutz, editor Randisi, Nancy Pickard, Benjamin M. Schutz, Sandra Scoppettone & editor Wallace
Crimeline mass pb [6/93] out of print/many used
Doubleday hardcover [3/92] out of print/many, many used
Phoenix Audio UNABR audio CD [8/2009] for $14.95
Book of Murder anthology edited by Sebastian Wolfe  
"The Book of Murder" [1992] Edited by Sebastian Wolfe
'portraits of homicide' by Martin Amis, Christianna Brand, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Joe Eszterhas, Brian Masters, [blacklistee] Clancy Sigal, Kurt Vonnegut, Colin Wilson, and others
Lyle Stuart 8¾x5½ pb [5/92] out of print/used
Nobel Crimes anthology edited by Marie Smith  "Nobel Crimes: Stories of Mystery & Detection By Winners of The Nobel Prize in Literature" [1992]
Edited by Marie Smith

17 short stories by Nobel laureates, including Heinrich Böll, Albert Camus, T.S. Eliot ("Macavity, The Mystery Cat"), William Faulkner ("Smoke"), Anatole France, Nadine Gordimer, Ernest Hemingway ("The Killers"), Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bertrand Russell, G.B. Shaw (the hilarious "The Miraculous Revenge"), and John Steinbeck
Carroll & Graf 8½x5½ pb [11/92] for $11.95
New Mystery / Essential Crime Writing book edited by Jerome Charyn  "The New Mystery: International Association of Crime Writers Essential Crime Writing of The Late 20th Century" [42 stories 1993] Edited and with an Introduction by Jerome Charyn
42 crime stories, featuring work by Isaac Babel, Donald Barthelme, William Bayer, Pieke Biermann, Lawrence Block ("The Merciful Angel of Death"), Jorge Luís Borges, Italo Calvino, Angela Carter, Raymond Carver ("Cathedral"), editor Charyn, George C. Chesbro, Didier Daeninckx, Don DeLillo, Harlan Ellison, James Ellroy ("Gravy Train"), Mickey Friedman, Herbert Gold, Nadine Gordimer, Joe Gores, Sue Grafton ("The Parker Shotgun"), Graham Greene, Laura Grimaldi, Patricia Highsmith, Tony Hillerman ("Chee’s Witch"), P.D. James, Stuart M. Kaminsky ("The Man Who Hated Books"), Clarice Lispector, Gabriel García Márquez, Yukio Mishima ("Martyrdom"), Manuel Vásquez Montalbán, Walter Mosley ("The Watts Lions"), Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, Leonardo Sciascia, Julian Semionov, Roger L. Simon, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Ross Thomas, Andrew Vachss & Donald E. Westlake
Dutton 9x6 hardcover [2/93] out of print/many, many used
Dutton hardcover [2/93] out of print/used

Women of Mystery  
"Women of Mystery" [15 stories 1993]
Edited by Cynthia Manson

Castle Books hardcover [4/2002] for $9.99
Berkley pb [8/93] out of print/many used
Deadly Allies II anthology  "Deadly Allies II: Private Eye Writers of America & Sisters In Crime Collaborative Anthology" [1994] Edited by Robert J. Randisi & Susan Dunlap
22 stories: by P.M. Carlson, Max Allan Collins, Michael Collins, Barbara D'Amato, editor Dunlap, Loren D. Estleman, Jan Grape, Carolyn G. Hart, Jeremiah Healy, Joan Hess, Faye Kellerman, John Lutz, Chrintine Matthews, Marcia Muller, Maxine O'Callaghan, Cathy Pickens, editor Randisi, Les Roberts, S.J. Rozan, Benjamin Schutz, Sarah Shankman, and Marilyn Wallace
Bantam Crimeline mass pb [4/94] out of print/used
Doubleday 9¾x6½ hardcover [4/94] out of print/used
Bookcassette UNABR cassette [4/94] out of prodn/used

Mammoth Book of Golden Age Detective Stories edited by Marie Smith  "The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Detective Stories" [1994]
Edited by Marie Smith

includes works from the Victorian & Edwardian Eras, by authors including Arnold Bennett, Thomas Burke, Richard Harding Davis, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Edgar Wallace
Carroll & Graf 7½x5 pb [7/94] out of print/used
Robinson Publng 7½x5 import pb [7/94] out of print/used
Women of Mystery II  "Women of Mystery II" [15 stories 1994] Edited by Cynthia Manson
Book Sales hardcover [4/2002] for $9.99
Berkley pb [11/95] out of print/many used
Carroll & Graf 9¼x6¾ hardcover [9/94] out of print/used
Murder For Halloween anthology edited by Michele Slung & Roland Hartman  "Murder For Halloween: Tales of Suspense" anthology [18 stories 1994]
Edited by Michele Slung & Roland Hartman

18 short stories from Robert Bloch, Dorothy Cannell, Judith Garner, Ed Hoch, Michael Z. Lewin, Peter Lovesey, Ed McBain, Marcia Muller, Edgar Allan Poe ("The Black Cat"), Talmage Powell, Ellery Queen, Steven Saylor, Bram Stoker, Peter Straub (original novella "Pork Pie Hat"), cartoonist Gahan Wilson, and three more
Mysterious Press mass pb [10/95] out of print/used
Castle Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2010] for $9.99
Mysterious Press 9x6 hardcover [10/94] out of print/many used
Mysterious West stories edited by Tony Hillerman  "The Mysterious West" [20 original stories 1994]
Edited by Tony Hillerman & Martin H. Greenberg

20 new mystery tales set in Western landscapes by Robert Campbell, Bill Crider, Susan Dunlap, Linda Grant, J.A. Jance, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Karen Kijewski, M.D. Lake, Lia Matera, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Dana Stabenow, and others
Harper mass pb [11/95] for $7.99
HarperCollins hardcover [12/94] out of stock/used
London Noir stories edited by Maxim Jakubowski  "London Noir" [15 stories; 1995]
Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

stories by Chaz Brenchley, Molly Brown, Liza Cody, Denise Danks, John Harvey, Liz Holliday, Jessica Palmer, Ian Rankin, Derek Raymond, Mark Timlin, and others
Serpent's Tail 7¾x5 pb [4/95] for $11.99
Oxford American Detective Stories  "The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories" [34 stories 1996]
Edited by Tony Hillerman & Rosemary Herbert

Oxford Univ Press 8x5¼ pb [12/97] for $13.27
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x6 hardcover [4/96] out of print/used
Murder on the Railways anthology edited by Peter Haining  "Murder on the Railways" [1996] Edited by Peter Haining
contributing authors include Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Croft, Roald Dahl, Ken Follet, Elmore Leonard, Ruth Rendell, many others
Orion U.K. mass pb [5/96] out of print/used
Orion U.K. 9x6½ hardcover [5/96] out of print/used

Murderous Schemes anthology edited by Donald E. Westlake  "Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories" [32 stories; 1996]
Edited by Donald E. Westlake, with J. Madison Davis

"In association with the Intl. Assn. of Crime Writers"; 32 stories by authors Christianna Brand, Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, John Dickson Carr, Raymond Chandler ("I'll Be Waiting"), G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie ("The Blue Geranium"), Roald Dahl, Isak Dinesen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley Ellin, Anna Katherine Green, Dashiell Hammett, Chester Himes, Shirley Jackson, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Jack London, Peter Lovesey, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, Damon Runyon, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rex Stout, editor Westlake, and others
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5¾ pb [1/98] for $29.99
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [10/96] for $74.00

Murder They Wrote mystery anthology edited by Martin Greenberg & Kate Kingsbury  "Jessica Fletcher Presents: Murder They Wrote" [1997]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Kate Kingsbury

Berkley mass pb [2/97] out of print/used
Berkley mass pb [4/98] out of print/used
includes 18 new short stories, by female authors Mary Daheim, Jane Dentinger, Marjorie Eccles, Sally Gunning, Jean Hager, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Hart, editor Kingsbury, Janet LaPierre, Janet Laurence, Margaret Lawrence, Gillian Linscott, Sarah J. Mason, D.R. Meredith, Marlys Millhiser, Katherine Hall Page, Nancy Pickard, and Betty Rowlands
Hardboiled Anthology  "Hardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories" [1997]
Edited by Bill Pronzini & Jack Adrian

Oxford Univ Press 8x5 pb [5/97] for $13.56
Detection By Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories anthology edited by Douglas G. Greene  "Detection By Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories" [1997]
Edited by Douglas G. Greene

contains 14 short stories by: Robert W. Chambers; G.K. Chesterton; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ("The Copper Beeches"); R. Austin Freeman; Jacques Futrelle ("The Tragedy of The Life Raft"); E & H. Heron; Headon Hill; Silas K. Hocking; Rudyard Kipling ("The Return of Imray"); L.T. Mead & Robert Eustace; Arthur Morrison; Baroness Orczy ("The York Mystery"); Catherine L. Pirkis; and George R. Sims
Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [5/2012] for $2.66
Dover Thrift Editions 8¼x5¼ pb [7/97] for $3.15
Murder On Deck! anthology  
"Murder On Deck!: Shipboard and Shoreline Mystery Stories" [1998]
Edited by Rosemary Herbert

Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [4/98] for $45.00
Murder on Route 66  "Murder On Route 66" [1998] Edited by by Carolyn Wheat
16 stories by David August, Eleanor Taylor Bland, Barbara D'Amato, Michael Allen Dymmoch, Earlene Fowler, Carolyn G. Hart, J.A. Jance, Charles Knief, Dick Lochte, John Lutz, D.R. Meredith, Gary Phillips, Les Roberts, Lillian M. Roberts, Judith Van Gieson, and Carolyn Wheat
Prime Crime pb [7/99] out of print/used
DH Audio UNABR [10/98] for $22.79
more Route 66 books at Spirit of America Bookstore
Past Poisons edited by Maxim Jakubowski  "Past Poisons: An Ellis Peters Memorial Anthology of Historical Crime"
[20 stories 1999] Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

Honoring but not including Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael); contains 20 tales by Catherine Aird, Molly Brown, Paul C. Doherty, Martin Edwards, Diana Gabaldon, Susanna Gregory, Edward D. Hoch, David Howard, Janet Laurence, Peter Lovesy, Edward Marston, Michael Pearce, Anne Perry, Julian Rathbone, Kate Ross, Steven Saylor, Marilyn Todd, and Peter Tremayne
iBooks 8x5¼ pb [12/2005] for $10.36
Headline Book Publng pb [6/99] out of print/used

Classic Mystery Stories anthology edited by Douglas G. Greene  "Classic Mystery Stories" [13 stories 1999] Edited by Douglas G. Greene
contains 13 short stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams (The Million-Dollar Dog); H.C. Bailey ("The Archduke's Tea"); E.C. Bentley ("The Ordinary Hairpins"); Gelett Burgess ("The Denton Boudoir Mystery"); Wilkie Collins ("The Biter Bit"); Charles Dickens ("Three Detective Anecdotes"); Jacques Futrelle ("The Phantom Motor"); Susan Glaspell ("A Jury of Her Peers"); Jack London ("The Leopard Man's Story"); Baroness Orczy ("The Bag of Sand"); Rodrigues Ottolengui ("A Singular Abduction"); Edgar Allan Poe ("The Murders In The Rue Morgue"); and Melville Davisson Post ("Naboth's Vineyard")
Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [4/2012] for $2.99
Dover Thrift Editions 8¼x5½ pb [6/99] for $3.15
Best American Mystery Stories of the Century  
"The Best American Mystery Stories of The Century" [2000]
Edited by Tony Hillerman & Otto Penzler

Mariner Books 9x6 pb [4/2001] for $11.20
Houghton Mifflin 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2000] for $19.60
Private Eye Writers of America / The Shamus Game anthology edited by Robert J. Randisi  "The Private Eye Writers of America Presents: The Shamus Game" [stories 2000]
Edited by Robert J. Randisi

14 short mystery stories by authors Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, Terence Faherty, Parnell Hall, Jeremiah Healy, Edward D. Hoch, Jerry Kennealy, John Lutz, Christine Matthews, Gary Phillips, Bill Pronzini, Rick Riordan, Les Roberts & S.J. Rozan
Signet mass pb [9/2000] out of print/many used
Mysterious Press 25th Anniversary Anthology book by the Editors of Mysterious Press  "The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years" [2001]
by the Editors of Mysterious Press

Foreword by publisher Otto Penzler, Introduction by editors Sara Ann Freed & William Malloy; 18 stories from authors M.C. Beaton, Charlotte Carter, Jerome Charyn, James Crumley, Lindsey Davis, Loren D. Estleman, Joe Gores, Robert Greer, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Lovesey, William Marshall, Ed McBain, Marcia Muller, Margaret Maron, Archer Mayor, Beth Saulnier, and Donald Westlake ("Come Again?")
Mysterious Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/120+ used

Private Eye Writers of America / Mystery Street anthology edited by Robert J. Randisi  "Private Eye Writers of America Presents: Mystery Street" [stories 2001]
Edited by Robert J. Randisi, Introduction by Robert Crais

commemorates the 20th anniversary of The Private Eye Writers of America with 14 original stories set on some of the world's most notorious streets: authors include Jack Bludis, Max Allan Collins (Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA), Loren D. Estleman, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Jerry Kennealy (Lombard Street in San Francisco), Patricia McFall (Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles), Maan Meyers (Riverside Drive in Manhattan), Deborah Morgan, Warren Murphy (Baker Street in London, England), Percy Spurlark Parker, Marcus Pelegrimas, S.J. Rozan {Delancey Street in Manhattan), Dan A. Sproul, and Tom Sweeney (Bourbon Street in New Orleans)
Signet mass pb [10/2001] out of print/many used
A Century of Noir Stories anthology edited by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins  "A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories" [32 stories 2002]
Edited by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins

32 short stories by authors Lawrence Block, Leigh Brackett, Gil Brewer, Fredric Brown, James M. Cain, editor Collins, Carroll John Daly, Norbert Davis, Loren D. Estleman, William Campbell Gault, David Goodis, Ed Gorman, Chester Himes, Dorothy B. Hughes, Evan Hunter, John Jakes, Stuart M. Kaminsky, John Lutz, John D. MacDonald, Ross Macdonald, Stephen Marlowe, Lia Matera, Wm. P. McGivern, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Talmadge Powell, Richard S. Prather, Bill Pronzini, Robert J. Randisi, Benjamin M. Schutz, editor Spillane, and Donald E. Westlake
N.A.L. Trade 8x5½ pb [4/2002] for $25.00

Iced anthology  
"Iced: The New Noir Anthology of Cold, Hard Fiction" [2002]
Edited by Kerry Schooley and Ben & Peter Sellers

Insomniac Press 9x6 pb [5/2002] for $15.95
And Some of Them Are Dead anthology from Central Coast Mystery Writers  " . . . And Some of Them Are Dead: A Mystery Anthology" [2002]
12 stories in 148 pages, anthology from Central Coast Mystery Writers; authors include Victoria Heckman, Martha Lawrence, Margaret Searles, Carolyn Wheat
Deadly Alibi Press, Ltd. 8x5 pb [7/2002] out of print/used
Private Eye Writers of America / Most Wanted anthology edited by Robert J. Randisi  "The Private Eye Writers of America Presents: Most Wanted" [stories 2002]
Edited by Robert J. Randisi

12 mystery short stories (four are new) by authors Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Michael Collins, William Campbell Gault, Sue Grafton, Parnell Hall, Jeremiah Healy, John Lutz, Sara Paretsky, Bill Pronzini, editor Randisi, and Les Roberts
Signet mass pb [9/2002] out of print/many used
Female Sleuths anthology  "Female Sleuths: Selections From A Woman's Eye" [2003]
8 short stories by Liza Cody, Susan Dunlap, Antonia Fraser, Sue Grafton, Carolyn G. Hart, Sara Paretsky, Nancy Pickard & Carolyn Wheat
Media Books Audio Publng audio CD [2/2003] out of prodn/used
Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction book edited by Deane Mansfield-Kelley & Lois Marchino  "The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction" [2004]
Edited by Deane Mansfield-Kelley & Lois Marchino

includes essays & commentary by W.H. Auden, John Ball, Raymond Chandler, Natalie Hevener Kaufman & Carol McGinnis Kay, Patricia D. Maida & Nicholas B. Spornick, Ed McBain, LeRoy Lad Panek, and Nancy Ellen Talburt & Juana R. Young; and stories by Jan Burke; John Dickson Carr; Raymond Chandler ("Trouble Is My Business)"; Agatha Christie ("The Witness For The Prosecution"); Freeman Wills Crofts; Dianne Mott Davidson; Arthur Conan Doyle ("Silver Blaze"); Sue Grafton; Dashiell Hammett ("The Gutting of Couffignal"); Gar Anthony Haywood; Tony Hillerman ("Chee's Witch"); Clark Howard; Margaret Maron; Ed McBain; Sharyn McCrumb; Sara Paretsky; Edgar Allan Poe ("The Murders In The Rue Morgue"); Ellery Queen; Ian Rankin; Peter Robinson; S.J. Rozan; Dorothy L. Sayers; and Georges Simenon
Longman 9x6 pb [7/2004] for $25.06

Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits edited by Mike Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits: Murder Mysteries From The Age of Bright Young Things" [2004] Edited by Mike Ashley
23 short stories by (mostly) modern authors that take place during the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties in America; authors include Jon L. Breen, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Michael Collins, Mat Coward, Hulbert Footner, Edward D. Hoch, Tom Holt, H.R.F. Keating, Michael Kurland, Gillian Linscott, Peter Lovesey, Edward Marston, Christine Matthews, Annette Meyers, Ian Morson, Will Murray, Amy Myers, Archibald Pechey (© 1928), Robert J. Randisi, Grenville Robbins (© 1928), Mike Stotter, Marilyn Todd, and Cornell Woolrich (© 1937)
Running Press 7¾x5 pb [8/2004] for $12.95

Show Business Is Murder stories edited by Stuart M. Kaminsky  "Show Business Is Murder" [20 new stories; 2004]
Edited by Stuart M. Kaminsky [1934-2009]

all-new stories by Charles Ardai, David Bart, Mat Coward, Shelley Freydont, Parnell Hall, Libby Fischer Hellman, Edward D. Hoch, Steve Hockensmith, Gregg Andrew Hurwitz, editor Kaminsky, Robert Lopresti, John Lutz, Annette Meyers, Gary Phillips, Suzanne Shaphren, Bob Shayne, Mark Terry, Elaine Viets, Carolyn Wheat & Angela Zeman
Berkley mass pb [8/2005] for $7.99
Berkley 8½x5¼ hardcover [8/2004] for $18.68
Poggioli / Stribling  "Dr. Poggioli: Criminologist - Stories, 1929-35 [2004]
by T.S. Stribling [1881-1965]; edited by Arthur Vidro

A collection of detective stories long recognized by Ellery Queen and long unavailable; reprinted for the C&L 'Lost Classics' series; author also won the 1933 Pulitzer Prize for The Novel
Crippen & Landru pb [9/2004] for $19.00
Crippen & Landru hardcover [9/2004] for $24.65
Last Noel anthology  "The Last Noel" anthology [2004]
includes "Sanity Clause" by Steve Brewer, "Finding Charity" by Catherine Dain, "Deep and Crisp" by Mat Coward, and "The Three Wise Women" by Linda Berry
Worldwide Library mass pb [11/2004] out of print/many used
Drop-Dead Blonde anthology  "Drop-Dead Blonde" anthology [2005]
includes four new novellas by best-selling authors: "Slay Belles" by Nancy Martin, "Killer Blonde"
by Elaine Viets, "Dead Blondes Tell No Tales" by Denise Swanson, and "Blind Sighted" by
Victoria Laurie

Kindle Edition from Signet/Penguin [2005 edition] for $6.64
Signet mass pb [2/2005] out of print/many used

Transgressions Brand-New Novellas anthology edited by Ed McBain  "Transgressions: Ten Brand-New Novellas" [2005] Edited by Ed McBain
includes: Lawrence Block's "Keller's Adjustment"; Jeffery Deaver's "Forever"; John Farris's "The Ransome Women"; Stephen King's "The Things They Left Behind"; editor McBain's "Merely Hate"; Sharyn McCrumb's "The Resurrection Man"; Walter Mosley's "Archibald Lawless, Anarchist At Large: Walking The Line"; Joyce Carol Oates's "The Corn Maiden"; Anne Perry's "Hostages"; and Donald E. Westlake's Dortmunder tale "Walking Around Money"
NOTE: the four mass-market paperback volumes contain 2 or 3 stories only
Kindle Edition from Forge Books [2005 edition] for $7.99
Forge Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2005] out of print/140+ used

New Omnibus of Crime anthology edited by Tony Hillerman & Rosemary Herbert  "A New Omnibus of Crime" anthology [2005]
Edited by Tony Hillerman & Rosemary Herbert, with Sue Grafton & Jeffery Deaver

75 years after Dorothy Sayers's 1929 classic "Omnibus of Crime", the editors collect 27 stories from authors Catherine Aird, Frederic Brown, Raymond Chandler, James Crumley, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Jeffery Deaver, Sue Grafton, Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Highsmith, editor Hillerman (2), P.D. James, Elmore Leonard, Dennis Lehane, Peter Lovesey, Ross Macdonald, Michael Malone, Ed McBain, Margaret Millar, John Mortimer, Sara Paretsky, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers, Alexander McCall Smith, Julian Symons, and Donald E. Westlake
Oxford Univ Press 8x5¼ pb [5/2010] for $17.06
Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [10/2005] for $36.00
Great TV and Film Detectives by Maxim Jakubowski  
"Great TV and Film Detectives: A Collection of Crime Masterpieces Featuring Your Favorite Screen Sleuths" [2005] Selected by Maxim Jakubowski
Stories about real & fictional sleuths that include Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Miss Jane Marple, Perry Mason, Hercule Poirot, Eliot Ness, and British TV's Nick Sharman
Reader's Digest 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2005] out of print/many used
Women of Mystery Anthology edited by Katherine V. Forrest  "Women of Mystery: An Anthology" [14 stories 2005] Edited by Katherine V. Forrest
described as "a collection of never-before-published mystery stories by lesbian writers", including J.L. Belrose, Victoria A. Brownworth, Ouida Crozier, Joan M. Drury, Katherine V. Forrest, Jeane Harris, Karla Jay, Lisa Liel, Randye Lordon, Carole Spearin McCauley, Martha Miller, Diana McRae, J.M. Redmann, and Ursula Steck
Harrington Park Press hardcover [11/2005] for $17.95
Adventure of the Missing Detective and Other Stories anthology edited by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg  "The Adventure of the Missing Detective and 19 of The Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!" [2005] Edited by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg
New stories & essays by Robert Barnard, Jon L. Breen, Lillian Stewart Carl, Max Allen Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Jeffrey Deaver, Edward D. Hoch, Maxim Jakubowski, Robert S. Levinson, Laura Lippman, Gary Lovisi, Christine Matthews, Val McDermid ('The Consolation Blonde'), Dennis Richard Murphy, Francis M. Nevins, Joyce Carol Oates ('The Banshee'), Bill Pronzini & Barry N. Malzberg, Luke Sholer, Charlie Stella, Larry D. Sweazy, Duane Swierczynski, Martyn Waites ('Just Pretend'), Sarah Weinman (2), Carolyn Wheat, David White, and Aliya Whitely
Carroll & Graf 8½x5½ pb [12/2005] out of print/40+ used

Vintage Mystery & Detective Stories anthology edited by D.S. Davies  "Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories" [2006] Edited by David Stuart Davies
52 mystery stories from authors Grant Allen, Stacy Aumonier, Robert Barr (2), Arnold Bennett, Earl Derr Biggers, Harry Blyth (2), M.E. Braddon, Ernest Bramah (3), G.K. Chesterton (3), Wilkie Collins, editor Davies (3), Charles Dickens, Dick Donovan, Arthur Conan Doyle (2), J.S. Fletcher, Jacques Futrelle, Headon Hill, E.W. Hornung, Fergus Hume (2), W.W. Jacobs, Herbert Jenkins, Rudyard Kipling, J.S. Le Fanu, William Le Queux (2), C.L. Pirkis, Edgar Allan Poe, Hesketh Pritchard, Arthur B. Reeve (3), M.P. Shiel, Mark Twain, Edgar Wallace (3), Victor L. Whitechurch, Mrs. Henry Wood (2), and Israel Zangwill
Wordsworth Editions 9¼x6 pb [3/2006] for $11.69

Greatest Hits audio CD  "Greatest Hits: Tales of Assassins, Hit Men & Hired Guns" [2006]
original stories: "Chapter and Verse" by Jeffery Deaver; "Dr. Sullivan’s Library" by Christine Matthews; "The Right Tool For The Job" by Marcus Pelegrimas; and "For Sale By Owner" by Jenny Siler
Request Audiobooks audio CD [4/2006] out of prodn/used
original stories: "Karma Hits Dogma" by Jeff Abbott; "The Greatest Trick of All" by Lee Child; "Upon My Soul" by Robert J. Randisi; "Misdirection" by Barbara Seranella; and "Retrospective" by Kevin Wignall
Request Audiobooks audio CD [4/2006] out of prodn/used

Damn Near Dead / Anthology of Geezer Noir  "Damn Near Dead: Old, Bold, Uncontrolled - An Anthology of Geezer Noir" [2006]
Edited by Duane Swierczynski

new stories by Jeff Abbott, Megan Abbott, Charles Ardai, Ray Banks, Mark Billingham, Steve Brewer, Ken Bruen, Milton T. Burton, Reed Farrel Coleman, Collin Cotterill, Sean Doolittle, Victor Gischler, Bill Grider, Alan Guthrie, John Harvey, Simon Kernick, Laura Lippman, Stuart MacBride, Donna Moore, Zoë Sharp, Jenny Siler, Jason Starr, Charlie Stella, editor Swierczynski, Robert Ward, Sarah Weinman, and Dave White
Busted Flush Press 7¾x5 pb [7/2006] for $13.14

Gone Coastal anthology from Central Coast Mystery Writers {cover is not backwards}  "Gone Coastal" anthology [2006]
20 stories in 208 pages, anthology #4 from Central Coast Mystery Writers; authors include Bonnie J. Cardone, F.M. Meredith, Margaret Searles (editor), Kit Sloan
Seven Sisters Publng 8x5 pb [10/2006] for $14.95
Never Safe anthology   "Never Safe: Stories of Mystery & Suspense" [2006]
20 stories by authors that include Tony Burton, Sunny Frazier, F.M. Meredith, Kris Neri, Gary Phillips
Seven Sisters Publng 8x5 pb [12/2006] for $14.99
Passports to Crime anthology by Janet Hutchings  "Passports To Crime: The Finest Mystery Stories From International Crime Writers"
[2007] From Ellery Queen Magazine, edited by Janet Hutchings

26 short stories in translation, from authors Isaac Aisemberg, Boris Akunin (Russia), Rene Appel (Netherlands), Baantjer (Netherlands), Mischa Bach, Luis Adrian Betancourt, Theo Capel, Daliso Chaponda, Marco Denevi, Bertil Falk, Rubem Fonseca (Brasil), Gunter Gerlach, Georgi Gospodinov, Paul Halter (France), Carmen Iarrera, Fred Kassak, Isaka Kotaro, Beatrix Kramlovsky, Richard Macker, Dominique Manotti (France), Jutta Motz, Ingrid Noll (Germany), Norizuki Rintaro, Frauke Schuster, Kjersti Screen, and Mitsuhara Yuri
Running Press 7x5¼ pb [1/2007] for $13.51

Pulp Fiction selected by Otto Penzler  "Pulp Fiction: The Dames" [2008]
Edited by Otto Penzler, Introduction by Laura Lippman

Quercus pb [4/2008] for $29.46
"Pulp Fiction: The Villains" [2007]
Edited by Otto Penzler, Introduction by Harlan Ellison

Quercus 9x6 pb [7/2007] for $26.84
Quercus 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $29.74
"Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters" [2007]
Edited by Otto Penzler, Introduction by Harlan Coben

Quercus 7¾x5 pb [3/2007] for $18.58
Tales From The Pulps #1 book edited by Jerry L. Schneider  
"Tales From The Pulps #1" [mag 2007, book 2008] Edited by Jerry L. Schneider
Issue #1 dated April 2007; stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs ("The Tarzan Twins"), Frederick C. Davis, Lester Dent ("Hell In Boxes"), Erle Stanley Gardner, and Otis Adelbert Kline (3)
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [7/2009] for $14.95
publisher website
Tales From The Pulps #2 book edited by Jerry L. Schneider  "Tales From The Pulps #2" [mag 2007, book 2009] Edited by Jerry L. Schneider
Issue #2 dated June 2007; stories & poems by Robert Leslie Bellem, Earl Derr Biggers, Ralph Milne Farley, Richard Butler Glaenzer, Jack Gray, Edmund Leamy, Murray Leinster, Clare MacDermott, E. Hoffman Price, and Theodore A. Tinsley
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [7/2009] for $14.95
publisher website
Hollywood & Crime stories  "Hollywood and Crime: Original Crime Stories Set During The History of Hollywood"
[2007] Edited by Robert J. Randisi

featuring stories by Michael Connelly, Terence Faherty, Bill Pronzini, Ken Kuhlken, Lee Goldberg, Max Allan Collins, Christine Matthews, Les Roberts, Stuart M. Kaminsky, and Dick Lochte
Pegasus Books 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2007] for $16.50
Tales From The Pulps #3 book edited by Jerry L. Schneider  "Tales From The Pulps #3" [mag 2007, book 2009] Edited by Jerry L. Schneider
Issue #3 dated Nov 2007; stories & poems by Robert Leslie Bellem, Cliff Carruth, Edna Gay, Clinton Harcourt, Robert E. Howard, Preston Hurley, Barnaby Ives, Joseph Judson, Ted King, Ann Lawrence, Ernest Manning, Virginia Maxwell, Carol Morgan, Otto Nelson, Clyde Richards, Merlyn Swift, and Jack Woodford
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [7/2009] for $14.95
publisher website
Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps  "The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories From The Pulps During Their Golden Age - The '20s, '30s & '40s" [2007] Edited by Otto Penzler
51 short stories & two novels by Charles Booth, James M. Cain, Paul Cain (2), Raymond Chandler (3), George Harmon Coxe, Erle Stanley Gardner (3), Dashiell Hammett (3), D. B. McCandless (2), Horace McCoy, Richard Sale (2), Roger Torrey (2), Leslie T. White, Cornell Woolrich (3) & others, plus "The Third Murderer" [1923 novel] by Carroll John Daly, 'the inventor of the hard-boiled private-eye story', and "The Crimes of Richmond City" [1928 novel] by Fredrick Nebel
Vintage 9x7x2 inches {2.7 pounds} pb [11/2007] for $16.50

Hardcore Hardboiled stories from Thuglit online magazine  "Hardcore Hardboiled: The Best of Neo-Noir Fiction" [24 stories 2008]
Edited by Todd Robinson, Introduction by Otto Penzler

from Robinson's online magazine Thuglit: 24 crime stories by Stephen Allan, Jeffrey Bangkok, David Bareford, Ken Bruen, Sean Chercover, Sam Edwards, Bill Fitzhugh, Victor Gischler, Jordan Harper, Vincent Kovar, Hana K. Lee, Mike MacLean, Donovan Arch Montierth, Ryan Oakley, Vinnie Penn, Bryon Quertermous, B.H. Shepherd, J.D. Smith, Charlie Stella, Duane Swierczynski, Patty Templeton, Mike Toomey, Tim Wohlforth, and Frank Zafiro
Kensington 8x5½ pb [6/2008] for $11.20

Paris Noir Crime Fiction stories edited by Maxim Jakubowski  "Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction" [2008] Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
includes new stories by Cara Black, Jerome Charyn, Stella Duffy, Barry Gifford, Sparkle Hayter, John Harvey, editor Jakubowski, Jake Lamar, Dominique Manotti, Michael Moorcock, Jim Nisbet, Jean-Hughes Oppel, Scott Phillips, Romain Slocombe, Jason Starr, Dominique Sylvain, Marc Villard, and John Williams
Serpent's Tail 7½x5 pb [2/2008] for $9.86
Black Noir anthology edited by Otto Penzler  "Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers"
[15 stories; 2009] Edited by Otto Penzler

includes 15 short stories by Hughes Allison, Eleanor Taylor Bland, Charles W. Chesnutt, Alice Dunbar- Nelson, Rudolph Fisher, Gar Anthony Haywood, Chester Himes, Pauline E. Hopkins, Edward P. Jones, Walter Mosley, Anne Petry, Gary Phillips, George S. Schuyler, Paula L. Woods, and Richard Wright
Pegasus Books 8x5½ pb [3/2009] for $10.27
Pegasus Books 8x5½ hardcover [3/2009] for $24.38
Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder anthology edited by Elizabeth George  "Two of The Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder From Outstanding Women of Mystery" anthology [23 stories, 2009] Edited by Elizabeth George
The premise is that the two deadliest sins are lust and greed, and that female mystery writers have something to say about that; 23 brand-new stories by Lisa Alber, Linda Barnes, Julie Barrett, Stephanie Bond, Allison Brennan, Elizabeth Engstrom, Patricia Fogarty, Barbara Fryer, editor George, Carolyn Hart, Peggy Hesketh, Wendy Horns, Z. Kelley, Gillian Linscott, Laura Lippman, Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, S.J. Rozan, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Patricia Smiley, Dana Stabenow, Marcia Talley, and Susan Wiggs
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [7/2009] for $9.78
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [4/2010] for $12.90
Harper 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/used
Hodder & Stoughton, UK 9¼x6½ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/used
Noir short graphic tales anthology  
"Noir: An Anthology of Crime Comics" [2009]
13 short black & white graphic tales, featuring work of Brian Azzarello, Ed Brubaker, Alex de Campi, Matthew & Shawn Fillbach, Rick Geary, Paul Grist, David Lapham, Jeff Lemire, Ken Lizzi, Dean Motter, Chris Offutt, M.K. Perker, Gary Phillips, and others
Dark Horse 9x6 pb [10/2009] out of print/used

Detective Stories Everyman's Pocket Classics anthology 2009  "Detective Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics)" [2009] Edited by Peter Washington
sixteen great short stories by J.L Borges ('Death and The Compass'); Raymond Chandler (Mason in 'I'll Be Waiting'); G.K. Chesterton (Father Brown in 'The Blue Cross'); Agatha Christie (Miss Marple in 'The Blue Geranium'); Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes in 'Silver Blaze'); Erle Stanley Gardner ('Leg Man'); Susan Glaspell ('A Jury of Her Peers'); Dashiell Hammett ('The Gatewood Caper'); Bret Harte ('The Stolen Cigar Case'); H.R.F. Keating ('Inspector Ghote and the Miracle Baby'); James McLevy ('Long Looked-For, Come At Last'); Sara Paretsky (early Warshawski 'The Takamoku Joseki'); Edgar Allan Poe (M. Dupin in 1844 'The Purloined Letter'); Ian Rankin (Rebus in 'Window of Opportunity'); Ruth Rendell ('People Don't Do Such Things'); and Georges Simenon (Maigret in 'Mademoiselle Berthe and Her Lover')
Everyman's Library 7½x4¾ hardcover [10/2009] for $14.89
Everyman's Library 7½x5 hardcover [10/2009] out of print/used


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