The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries

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The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentlemana€™s study, an elevator cara€”nowhere is a crime completely impossible. Edgar Awarda€“winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the forma€”a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleutha€”this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages youa€™ll find stories with evocative titles like a€œThe Flying Deatha€, a€œThe Man From Nowherea€, a€œA Terribly Strange Beda€, and a€œThe Theft of the Bermuda Pennya€, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doylea€™s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenona€™s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christiea€™s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammetta€™s Continental Op, and many more. Featuring a€c Unconventional means of murder a€c Pilfered jewels a€c Shocking solutions Includes a€c Edgar Allan Poea€™s a€œThe Murders in the Rue Morguea€, the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery a€c Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINALa€œBut if your diagram is correct, Mr. Haynesa€”if it is reasonably accuratea€” I cantell you that no living bird ever made the print which it reproduces, that science knows no five-toed bird and no bird whatsoeverof sufficiently formidable beak to kill aanbsp;...

Title:The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries
Author:Otto Penzler
Publisher:Vintage - 2014-10-28


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