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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories

by Patricia Craig (Editor)

Other authors: Josef Škvorecký (Contributor), Vincent Banville (Contributor), Jorge Luis Borges (Contributor), Gwendoline Butler (Contributor), Sarah Caudwell (Contributor)32 more, Raymond Chandler (Contributor), Agatha Christie (Contributor), Amanda Cross (Contributor), John Charles Dent (Contributor), Garry Disher (Contributor), Arthur Conan Doyle (Contributor), Ruth Dudley Edwards (Contributor), R. Austin Freeman (Contributor), Jacques Futrelle (Contributor), Émile Gaboriau (Contributor), Erle Stanley Gardner (Contributor), Sue Grafton (Contributor), Dashiell Hammett (Contributor), Stuart M. Kaminsky (Contributor), Pentti Kirstilä (Contributor), Maurice Leblanc (Contributor), Paolo Levi (Contributor), William MacHarg (Contributor), Seicho Matsumoto (Contributor), James Melville (Contributor), Shizuko Natsuki (Contributor), Harvey J. O'Higgins (Contributor), Sara Paretsky (Contributor), Ellery Queen (Contributor), Ian Rankin (Contributor), Peter Robinson (Contributor), Palle Rosenkrantz (Contributor), Georges Simenon (Contributor), James Thurber (Contributor), Janwillem van de Wetering (Contributor), Robert van Gulik (Contributor), Ted Wood (Contributor)

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Many famous authors, including Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, James Thurber, Jorge Luis Borges ("Death and the Compass"), Georges Simenon, Ellery Queen, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky.

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"You'll say reality is under no obligation to be interesting. To which I'd reply that reality may disregard the obligation but that we may not. . . ." [p. 240]
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Craig, PatriciaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Škvorecký, JosefContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banville, VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Borges, Jorge LuisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, GwendolineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caudwell, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chandler, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christie, AgathaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cross, AmandaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dent, John CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Disher, GarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Arthur ConanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Ruth DudleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, R. AustinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Futrelle, JacquesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaboriau, ÉmileContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, Erle StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grafton, SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammett, DashiellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaminsky, Stuart M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirstilä, PenttiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leblanc, MauriceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levi, PaoloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacHarg, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Matsumoto, SeichoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Melville, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Natsuki, ShizukoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Higgins, Harvey J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paretsky, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Queen, ElleryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rankin, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenkrantz, PalleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simenon, GeorgesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thurber, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van de Wetering, JanwillemContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van Gulik, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Please distinguish between The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (this work; 2000) and The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990). Patricia Craig edited both, but they are clearly separate Works having different contents. Thank you.
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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories is a thorough, broad, and representative collection of short stories intended to reflect the best of detective fiction from around the world. Drawing on works dating from the middle 1800s up to the present, editor Patricia Craig shows us how different nationalities have imposed their own stamp on this highly popular and relatively young literary genre. Alongside English and American fiction by such acknowledged masters as Ellery Queen, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Agatha Christie, we find stories by Georges Simenon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sarah Paretsky, and Ian Rankin. The anthology roams across Europe and further afield to embrace Japan, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, and other countries. This is a book that will delight any fan or student of detective fiction. Women detectives, police procedurals, the amateur sleuth, locked-room mysteries, and the classic or pioneering models of the genre are all represented here--and in her perceptive and inclusive introduction Craig examines the figure of the detective in international literature.

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