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A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2

by Howard Haycraft (Editor), John Beecroft (Editor)

Other authors: Margery Allingham (Contributor), Eric Ambler (Contributor), John Dickson Carr (Contributor), Raymond Chandler (Contributor), Leslie Charteris (Contributor)15 more, Agatha Christie (Contributor), Daphne du Maurier (Contributor), Erle Stanley Gardner (Contributor), William Irish (Contributor), Ngaio Marsh (Contributor), Stuart Palmer (Contributor), Ellery Queen (Contributor), Patrick Quentin (Contributor), Craig Rice (Contributor), Mary Roberts Rinehart (Contributor), Dorothy L. Sayers (Contributor), George Simenon (Contributor), Rex Stout (Contributor), Edgar Wallace (Contributor), Cornell Woolrich (Contributor)

Series: A Treasury of Great Mysteries (1-2)

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I nominate "The Lamp of God" by Ellery Queen as best ever mystery story. ( )
  johnclaydon | Aug 14, 2009 |
Vol. 2 contains The Big Sleep, R. Chandler; The Bone of Contention, D. L. Sayers; The Arrow of God, L. Charteris; I Can Find My Way, N. Marsh; Instead of Evidence, R. Stout; Rift in the Loot, S. Palmer and C. Rice; The Man Who Explained Miracles, C. Dickson; Rebecca, D. du Maurier.
  wirkman | Sep 18, 2014 |
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  efeulner | May 2, 2014 |
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Haycraft, HowardEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beecroft, JohnEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Allingham, MargeryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ambler, EricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carr, John DicksonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chandler, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Charteris, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christie, AgathaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
du Maurier, DaphneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, Erle StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irish, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marsh, NgaioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Palmer, StuartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Queen, ElleryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Quentin, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rice, CraigContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rinehart, Mary RobertsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sayers, Dorothy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simenon, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stout, RexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, EdgarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woolrich, CornellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Volume One, Introduction: One of the most distinguished literary figures of our time, Mr. Somerset Maugham, once declared that the reason so many modern readers have turned to mystery fiction is that here, and here alone, they can be sure of a novel which tells a story.
Volume One: It was five o'clock on a winter's morning in Syria.
Volume Two: It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.
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Individual volumes should not be combined with the complete set or different volumes of the same set.
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