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The Mammoth Book Of Vintage Whodunnits [Paperback]

Maxim Jakubowski

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Dec 27 2005 Mammoth Book of
Following on the heels of the popular Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories, the The Mammoth Book of Vintage Whodunnits is an amazing collection of classic proto-crime writing taken from the pre-Golden Age of detective stories—1850-1905—and features literary giants of the era such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Maurice Leblanc, O. Henry, and Mark Twain among others.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (Dec 27 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786716983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786716982
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #728,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Maxim Jakubowski is the editor of The Best British Mysteries, and the bestselling Mammoth Book of Erotica series, now into its seventh volume. A columnist for The Guardian, novelist and broadcaster, he lives in London where he owns the world-famous Murder One bookshop. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice selection of oldies Feb. 12 2013
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Although the cover claims stories from 1850-1905, in fact 12 of the 27 stories are outside that date range--the earliest from 1834; the latest from 1935. Nevertheless this is a nice introduction to quite a few early detective/mystery writers.

Contents: "Murder!" by Arnold Bennett, "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin, "A Personal Magnet" by O. Henry, "The House and the Brain" by Bulwer Lytton, "The Crimson Curtain" by Barbey d'Aurevilly, "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe, "A Trap to Catch a Cracksman" by E. W. Hornung, "Hunted Down" by Charles Dickens, "Edith Swan-Neck" by Maurice Leblanc, "The Red Herring" by William Hope Hodgson, "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain, "Nick Carter, Detective" by Nick Carter, "Solange" by Alexandre Dumas, "The Limitations of Pambe Serang" by Rudyard Kipling, "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Disappearance of Mary Severe" by Ernest Bramah, "The Lenton Croft Robberies" by Arthur Morrison, "The Adventure of the Three Students" by Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Stone of the Edmundsbury Monks" by M. P. Shiel, "Popeau Intervenes" by Mrs Belloc Lowndes, "Locked In" by E. Charles Vivian, "The Millionth Chance" by J. S. Clouston, "The Case of Mr and Mrs Stetson" by E. Phillips Oppenheim, "The Episode of the Torment IV" by C. Daly King, "The Three Strangers" by Thomas Hardy, "The Dublin Mystery" by Baroness Orczy, "The Biter Bit" by Wilkie Collins.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Mammoth Book of Vintage Whodunnits March 4 2013
By Nancy G. Hutchison - Published on Amazon.com
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I think someone who likes to literature from earlier times would like this better than I would. I liked maybe five stories in total. However, it is an interesting classic to read mysteries of authors that I have only heard about. I may be spoiled with so much reading of deep psycological terror and violence in today's mysteries. I was bored with many of the stories.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really fun book May 20 2010
By Susanne - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very fun and entertaining book of whodunnits, especially if you like the older Victorian age stories. I also found one of the BEST ever ghost stories in here!!

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