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A New Omnibus of Crime by Tony Hillerman
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A New Omnibus of Crime

by Tony Hillerman (Editor), Rosemary Herbert (Editor)

Other authors: Catherine Aird (Contributor), Fredric Brown (Contributor), Raymond Chandler (Contributor), James Crumley (Contributor), Dorothy Salisbury Davis (Contributor)23 more, Jeffery Deaver (Contributor), Jeffery Deaver (Editor), Sue Grafton (Editor), Sue Grafton (Contributor), Dashiell Hammett (Contributor), Patricia Highsmith (Contributor), Tony Hillerman (Contributor), P.D. James (Contributor), Dennis Lehane (Contributor), Elmore Leonard (Contributor), Peter Lovesey (Contributor), Ross Macdonald (Contributor), Michael Malone (Contributor), Ed McBain (Contributor), Margaret Millar (Contributor), John Mortimer (Contributor), Sara Paretsky (Contributor), Ian Rankin (Contributor), Ruth Rendell (Contributor), Dorothy L. Sayers (Contributor), Alexander McCall Smith (Contributor), Julian Symons (Contributor), Donald E. Westlake (Contributor)

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Highly recommended book. This is the best collection of short stories I have ever read. It is crime fiction at its best. Brilliantly assembled, and beautifully edited. You will find contributions from all the best authors of crime fiction in the English speaking world. If you take a look at my favourite authors on Librarything you will find 90 percent of them in this book. ( )
  Bengan | Jan 20, 2010 |
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Hillerman, TonyEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herbert, RosemaryEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aird, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, FredricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chandler, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crumley, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, Dorothy SalisburyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deaver, JefferyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deaver, JefferyEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grafton, SueEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grafton, SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammett, DashiellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Highsmith, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hillerman, TonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, P.D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lehane, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leonard, ElmoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovesey, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Macdonald, RossContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malone, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McBain, EdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Millar, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mortimer, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paretsky, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rankin, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rendell, RuthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sayers, Dorothy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Alexander McCallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Symons, JulianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Westlake, Donald E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In 1929, Dorothy L. Sayers published her landmark anthology, The Omnibus of Crime. More recently, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert decided it was time to produce a definitive new anthology representing the best of the genre since then - the critically acclaimed A New Omnibus of Crime. This extraordinary collection emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices in each genre, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result, A New Omnibus of Crime boasts a broad range of engaging, page-turning, and spine-tingling selections from the past eight decades. Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith's "Woodrow Wilson's Necktie," Sue Grafton's "A Poison That Leaves No Trace," Alexander McCall Smith's "He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father," and many more. A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected.

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This collection brings together monumental, entertaining works of mystery short fiction from the early 1930s to the present, from the inter-war years of the 20th century to the first years of the 21st century.

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