The Mammoth Book Of Private Eye Stories Paperback – Mar 25 2004
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About the Author
Bill Pronzini is the author of over 50 novels including the Nameless Detective series. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Martin H. Greenberg has been called the king of anthologists, with more than one thousand anthologies to his credit, including the Murder Most... series. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The real jewel in this collection is Joseph Hansen's "Surf", featuring investigator Dave Brandstetter, hero of Hansen's "Brandstetter"-series.
If you like crime- and detective-stories you'll enjoy this book. Recommended!
So, I give it three stars because it includes samples of work by a large number of authors, some better known than others. Some short stories are hard to find unless you find them in collections. But I will not give it more than three stars because it does not represent the best work of authors, and may mislead readers on the quality of their novels.
If you are a fan of the authors, and want to obtain their short stories, it is something worth buying. If you are looking for quality reading material, I would give it a pass and buy some of the outstanding novels by the authors.