S by names I recognized Was mpressed by several The Elephants Journey including a memorable subtle chiller by Lawrence Block I guess that even though I don t like the mystery thriller genre much I do like some detective shorts I certainly appreciated that Dashiell Hammett referred to an attractive female age 24 or 25 as a woman not a girl Makes me even angry with those who have written since his time using the latternfantilizing termI m tempted to give t four stars but I didn t like the first story at all and skipped many others so I don t feel ualified to judge. Y world of Mr Appleby Stanley Ellin Bless this house Christianna Brand Someday I’ll plant walnut trees Lawrence Block “Thou art the man” Edgar Allan Poe The adventure of #The Dying Detective Arthur Conan Doyle #dying detective Sir Conan Doyle master of mystery Jack London The fat man Isak Dinesen Midnight n Beauchamp Row Anna Katharine Green I’ll be waiting Raymond Chandler The possibility of evil Shirley Jackson The secret lover Peter Lovesey A jury of her peers Susan Glaspell The hands of Mr Ottermole Thomas Burke Tang Chester Himes Little apple hard to peel Fredric Brown.
Donald E. Westlake ê 5 Free readSome of the stories were good others not so good Murderous Schemes an anthology of classic detective storiesedited and with an ntroduction by Donald WestlakeI enjoyed Whodunit enough that when I happened across this anthology the next time I was browsing the adult mystery when I happened across this anthology the next time I was browsing the adult mystery I decided to give Changing Face of the Hero it a tryA briefntroduction The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry introduces the book andts organization The collection StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story is organizednto eight categories of four stories each Each category It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life isntroduced by a brief 1 2 page on that type of detective story t s origins. These 32 classic crime stories lluminate the genre's best known constructions ncluding the locked room the caper hoist on their own petards and over the edge Covering over 150 years of crime and detective fiction featuring styles from the hard boiled to the cozy Murderous Schemes profiles the writing of Agatha Christie Ellery ueen Rex Stout Dorothy L Sayers Edgar Allan Poe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many othersContents Introduction Donald E Westlake The shadow of the goat John
Dickson Carr What no butler Damon Runyon The Leopold locked room EdwardCarr What no butler Damon Runyon The Leopold locked room Edward Hoch The man who rea. ,
And famous authors and ends with #a brief commentary on the stories selected
To Represent It Eachrepresent t Each s preceded by an #brief commentary on the stories selected to represent t Each story s preceded by an briefer no than 1 page biography on the authorThe ntroductions and biographies added a lot to my enjoyment of the stories and to my knowledge of the mystery genre I also got to enjoy an encore from a few authors that I came across for the first time n WhodunitI must confess that my preferred categories made up the f Chose because ncluded Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church is a gruesome story by the talented Fredric Brown Decided to read all the storie. D John Dickson Carr William Brittain The secret garden G K Chesterton The necklace of pearls Dorothy L Sayers They can only hang you once Dashiell Hammett Busted Blossoms Stuart M Kaminsky A costume piece E W Hornung Thempossible theft John F Suter Don’t know much about art Simon Brett The ultimate caper Donald E Westlake The mysterious death on the underground railway Baroness Emmuska Orczy The blue geranium Agatha Christie The adventure of Abraham Lincoln’s clue Ellery ueen The affair of the twisted scarf Rex Stout The landlady Roald Dahl The orderl.