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Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AMBy Patricia Craig

This collection of thirty three stories shows the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D James, and Ruth Rendell, which are among theThis collection of thirty three stories shows the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D James, and Ruth Rendell, which are among the very best examples of English detective writing of the twentieth century the cream of crime.
  • Title: The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories
  • Author: Patricia Craig
  • ISBN: 9780192141873
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover

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Alex Panagiotopoulos Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
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Jill Hutchinson Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
This collection of short stories is one you read over time such as at the lunch table or as a supplement to serious works And it is well worth it as it contains not only some of the great golden age mysteries that we know but many that we do not The authors are all familiar to the mystery buff although there were several that I didn t know had written short stories There was one story which was also made into a very well received film but the ending was completely different and changed the enti [...]
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Gail Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
A representative collection of just what the title says Some stories are great, others not so much Choice, however, is a matter of taste, and the introductory material and many, many good stories make this worth the read.
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J. Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
At this second knock, he heard a shuffling sound inside, and presently the door was opened cautiously half an inch and a bent figure peered outWe begin in the quirky, primitive age of steam and sea travel, where code and convention are chiseled in granite foundations But gaslight and fog obscure the clarity of gentlemanly resolve, and the raving madman emerges, even at the heights of Victoriana Dickens, Poe and Wilkie Collins set their fictions within the exaggerated social extremes of the perio [...]
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Cat. Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Yes, this took me over 4 months to read It was my sitting in the car waiting reading It s a chronologically arranged collection of stories written by many familiar authors Some of the older ones were practically impossible to follow, written in common British slang of the era which bears little relation to American slang of the same era However, the stories were of a similar high standard.
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Dolly Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
I love mysteries, so what s better on a cold, rainy day than a warm fire, a purring cat, and a book of detective stories Featuring authors like Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D James, Reginald Hill, and many others I am not familiar with, I was pleased with this collection It took me a lot longer to finish this book than I expected it would, but our holiday travels, and the lure to read other books interrupted my progress It s a long book and I found mys [...]
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Rachel Lundwall Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
This is an excellent collection of British mysteries, mostly because its thoroughness in covering a time period starting with the Victorian era and ending somewhere in the late 20th century 1980s I particularly enjoyed being able to observe for myself the evolution of style and subject matter as time progressed The editor selected wonderful stories from an astonishing range of authors It was nice to read a collection that wasn t a repetition of other collections I ve read, and this book will pro [...]
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Wayne Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Just to feel the solid shape and weight of this Feast in one s hand to foresee oneself snuggled up in a comfy lounge chair with only a cone of lamp light for illumination accompanied by the supportive mug of steamy coffee which will very probably get cold and preferably bad rainy windy weather rubbing its nose up against the windowpanewell, BLISS is the only word that will suffice I may start dipping into this on this bleak but humid rainless afternoonin Sydney which is nowhere near the first de [...]
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Rena Sherwood Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Pretty poor anthology from Patricia Craig I should ve known how pretentious this was going to be just from looking at her oh so serious publicity photo The best thing about this anthology is the cover Many of the mysteries are difficult to follow or just damn dull Some are clearly not the best from their authors For example, The Adventure of Silver Blaze may be a favorite of Sherlock Holmes fans of which I am one , but it contains many untruths about British horse racing in the late Victorian pe [...]
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John Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
A big collection of good British detectives focused on the 20th century Not too many early works here The only work that seem to be contemporary with Doyle is the first piece, The Stir Outside the Cafe Royal by Clarence Rook Everything else is from the 1920s on Great collection for the casual reader, but not for the academic.
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Esther Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
A great selection and introduction for me to the genre Lots of excellent short stories from the Victorian era and early 20th century, with gentlemenly murders involving poisoned umbrellas and antique envelope openers and modern tales Ruth Rendell especially needs further investigation.oan
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Gina Dalfonzo Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Good collection on the whole, though the failure to include a Peter Wimsey story is a grievous error and the inclusion of a cheap and annoying Wimsey knockoff called Reggie Fortune is adding insult to injury.
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Eric Knibbs Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
A fine, representative collection It is necessarily limited to short stories, though, and the English detective fiction genre has done far better with novels Arthur Conan Doyle being an exception.
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Heather Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
I ll be sorry to give this one back to the library A good source of new authors to try Although I found myself enjoying a story and looking to see who wrote it only to find the author was someone I already read.
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Vega Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Best compilation of mystery short stories ever.
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Jeremiah Genest Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Including stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, G.K Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, P.D James, and many this serves as a good introduction to British mystery writing.
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ABC Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
I liked some stories Other stories I skipped.
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Cindy Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Much preferred the older, classic detective stories A fun collection, some I hadn t read before.
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Will Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Interesting book both for the scope of the stories, and their overall quality, which was high Fun to read.
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Michele bookloverforever Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
collection of English mysteries by various famous authors in a short story format.
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nick Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
only read the first four storys, id rate them 4,5,5,2, but im just not feelin this book
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Katie Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
Not a remarkable selection But there were some great stories here.
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Lena Apr 05, 2020 - 05:57 AM
G K Chesterton Arthur Conan Doyle Antony Berkley
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The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories By Patricia Craig This collection of thirty three stories shows the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D James, and Ruth Rendell, which are among theThis collection of thirty three stories shows the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D James, and Ruth Rendell, which are among the very best examples of English detective writing of the twentieth century the cream of crime.

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