Murderous Schemes An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories E–book/E–pub


Westlake and Davis s introduction and notes are long and uite delicious on their own but this is an enormous collection of wonderful stories all with some criminal elements The premise for the collection and the arrangement of the stories is particularly effective there are eight sections of four stories each A little something for everyone from every angle Donald E Westlake chose some innovative classic and crafty short stories from the best and unjustifiably forgotten mystery writers and some hilarious ones as well Highly Sisi: Empress on Her Own recommended edited by Donald WestlakeThe Man Who Read John Dickson Carr by William Brittain a good lockedoom storyThey Can Only Hang You Once by "Dashill Hammett So SoThe Shadow Of The Goat By John "Hammett so soThe Shadow of the Goat by John Carr I couldn t follow it did Chose because. These 32 classic crime stories illuminate the genre's best known plot constructions including the locked oom the caper hoist on their own petards and over the edge Covering over 150 years of crime and detective fiction featuring styles from the hard boiled to the cozy Murderous Schemes profiles the writing of Agatha Christie Ellery ueen Rex Stout Dorothy L Sayers Edgar Allan Poe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many othersContents Introduction Donald E Westlake The shadow of the goat John Dickson Carr What no butler Damon Runyon The Leopold locked oom Edward D Hoch The man who ea. ,


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I happened across this anthology the next time I was browsing the adult mystery collection I decided to give it a tryA brief introduction introduces the book and its organization The collection is organized into eight categories of four stories each Each category is introduced by a brief 1 2 page commentary on that type of detective story it s origins and famous authors and ends with a brief commentary on the stories selected to epresent it Each story is preceded by an ever briefer no than 1 page biography on the authorThe introductions and biographies added a lot to my enjoyment of the stories and to my knowledge of the mystery and to my knowledge of the mystery I also got to enjoy an encore from a few authors that I came across for the first time in Wh Some of the stories were good others not so good. Y world of Mr Appleby Stanley Ellin Bless this house Christianna Brand Someday I’ll plant walnut trees Lawrence Block “Thou art the man” Edgar Allan Poe The adventure of the dying detective Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The master of mystery Jack London The fat man Isak Dinesen Midnight in Beauchamp Row Anna Katharine Green I’ll be waiting Raymond Chandler The possibility of evil Shirley Jackson "The secret lover Peter Lovesey A jury of her peers Susan Glaspell The hands of Mr Ottermole Thomas Burke "secret lover Peter Lovesey A jury of her peers Susan Glaspell The hands of Mr Ottermole Thomas Burke Himes Little apple hard to peel Fredric Brown. Murderous Schemes An Anthology of Classic Detective StoriesIncluded is a gruesome story by the talented Fredric Brown Decided to The Life of Samuel Johnson read all the stories by names Iecognized Was impressed by several including a memorable subtle chiller by Lawrence Block I guess that even though I don t like the mystery thriller genre much I do like some detective shorts I certainly appreciated that Dashiell Hammett eferred to an attractive female age 24 or 25 as a woman not a girl Makes me even angry with those who have written since his time using the latter infantilizing termI m tempted to give it four stars but I didn t like the first story at all "And Skipped Many Others So I Don "skipped many others so I don feel ualified to judge Murderous Schemes an anthology of classic detective storiesedited and with
AN INTRODUCTION BY DONALD WESTLAKEI ENJOYED 
introduction by Donald WestlakeI enjoyed enough that when. D John Dickson Carr William Brittain The secret garden G K Chesterton The necklace of pearls Dorothy L Sayers They can only hang you once Dashiell Hammett Busted Blossoms Stuart M Kaminsky A costume piece E W Hornung The impossible theft John F Suter Don’t know much about art Simon Brett The ultimate caper Donald E Westlake The mysterious death on the underground ailway Baroness Emmuska Orczy The blue geranium Agatha Christie The adventure of Abraham Lincoln’s clue Ellery ueen The affair of Emmuska Orczy The blue geranium Agatha Christie The adventure of Abraham Lincoln’s clue Ellery ueen The affair of twisted scarf Rex Stout The landlady Roald Dahl The orderl. ,