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The Pocket Book of Great Detectives

by Lee Wright (Editor)

Other authors: H. C. Bailey (Contributor), E. C. Bentley (Contributor), Anthony Berkeley (Contributor), Ernest Bramah (Contributor), G. K. Chesterton (Contributor)12 more, Agatha Christie (Contributor), Freeman Wills Crofts (Contributor), Arthur Conan Doyle (Contributor), R. Austin Freeman (Contributor), Jacques Futrelle (Contributor), Alfred Hitchcock (Introduction), Arthur Morrison (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Ellery Queen (Contributor), Dorothy Sayers (Contributor), Edgar Wallace (Contributor), Anthony Wynne (Contributor)

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A very consistently high-quality collection; just about all te authors included are first class, and those that may not be are represented by some of their better stories. I believe Edgar Wallace's "The Treasue Hunt" with J.G. Reeder introduced me to that character.Some are standards such as "The Story of Bel," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Red-Headed League" but others are less known such as R. Austin Freeman's "the Aluminum Crutch." and E. C. Bentley's "The Unknown Peer." ( )
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Wright, LeeEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bailey, H. C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bentley, E. C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berkeley, AnthonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bramah, ErnestContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chesterton, G. K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christie, AgathaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crofts, Freeman WillsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Arthur ConanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, R. AustinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Futrelle, JacquesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hitchcock, AlfredIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morrison, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Queen, ElleryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sayers, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, EdgarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Contains:
  • The Man in the Passage / G.K. Chesterton
  • The Disappearance of Marie Severe / Ernest Bramah
  • The History of Bel / from the Apocryphal Scriptures
  • The Purloined Letter / Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Little House / H.C. Bailey
  • East Wind / Freeman Wills Crofts
  • The Cyprian Bees / Anthony Wynne
  • The Lenton Croft Robberies / Arthur Morrison
  • The Red-Headed League / Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim / Agatha Christie
  • Man Bites Dog / Ellery Queen
  • The Treasure Hunt / Edgar Wallace
  • The Avenging Chance / Anthony Berkeley
  • The Aluminium Dagger / R. Austin Freeman
  • The Unknown Peer / E.C. Bentley
  • The Problem of Cell 13 / Jacques Futrelle
  • The Haunted Policeman / Dorothy Sayers
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