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Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (British Library Crime Classics) - Martin Edwards, Martin Edwards
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (British Library Crime Classics)
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Impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the 'golden age of murder' between the two world wars. But the... show more
Impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the 'golden age of murder' between the two world wars. But the tradition goes back to the days of Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins, and impossible crime stories have been written by such luminaries as Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham.This anthology celebrates their work, alongside long-hidden gems by less familiar writers. Together these stories demonstrate the range and high accomplishment of the classic British impossible crime story over more than half a century.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781464207440 (1464207445)
ASIN: 1464207445
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it
3.5 Locked Room Mysteries - Anthology
The British Library Crime Classics series has published a number of anthologies edited by Martin Edwards. I was looking for a locked room mystery to fill a square in a Halloween bingo game, and thought that this one would fit the bill splendidly. And so it did.Only one of the stories was an unredeem...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes
I've read three of the short stories in this collection so far, and I'd say 2 out of the three were excellent, with the third being worthy of note for just how transcendently bad it is. The first story I read was, of course, Doyle's The Lost Special. It wasn't a mystery in the sense of a puzzle t...
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