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Now accelerated to incorporate in a single quantity 4 whole collections of detective tales compiled through the grasp anthologist Herbert van Thal, this terribly renowned sizeable booklet provides 9 extra stories by way of significant secret writers to its suspenseful pages. becoming a member of such vintage authors of the detective story as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Dulcie grey, Christianna model, June Thomson, G. ok. Chesterton, E. C. Bentley, Michael Innes, Georges Simenon, and Raymond Chandler, besides nineteenth-century forebears like William Wilkie Collins, are such eminent names within the box as Ellery Queen, John Wainwright, Antonia Fraser, and P. D. James. New to this quantity, too, are taut, literate stories of felony cause and murderous objective like Lawrence Trent's "B as in Bludgeon," Elwyn Jones's "To defend the Innocent," F. Tennyson Jesse's "Lot's Wife," Sir Basil Thomson's "The Hanover courtroom homicide Case," and Hulbert Footner's "The King of the Gigolos." Accompany the sleuths in those attractive and not easy stories as they search the foremost to the secret -- a few of them with greater intelligence, others with dogged selection, an overactive interest, or intuitive brilliance -- and as they crack "The Moabite Cipher" of R. August Freeman or resolve "The secret of the kid's Toy" by way of Leslie Charteris or detect what "The pass judgement on Corroborates" through J. S. Fletcher. you can be continuously, chillingly, and amply riveted.

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