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 gentlemanas study, an elevator caranowhere is a crime completely impossible. Edgar Awardawinning 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 formaa case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuthathis collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages youall find stories with evocative titles like aThe Flying Deatha, aThe Man From Nowherea, aA Terribly Strange Beda, and aThe Theft of the Bermuda Pennya, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyleas Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenonas Jules Maigret, Agatha Christieas Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammettas Continental Op, and many more. Featuring ac Unconventional means of murder ac Pilfered jewels ac Shocking solutions Includes ac Edgar Allan Poeas aThe Murders in the Rue Morguea, the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery ac Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINALaBut if your diagram is correct, Mr. Haynesaif 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|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2014-10-28|