A new omnibus of crime

Format: Print Book 2005
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This fantastic new collection picks up where Dorothy L. Sayers' 1920 classic The Omnibus of Crime left off bringing together monumental, important, and entertaining works of mystery short fiction from the inter-war years of the twentieth century to the first years of the twenty-first century.Rosemary Herbert and Tony Hillerman, both celebrated crime-writers in their own right, introduce each story and place each selection in the context of the author and the genre's literary history. This extraordinary collection is international in scope and emphasizes the most exciting styles andvoices in each genre, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result A New Omnibus of Crime is full of a whole range of engaging, page-turning, and spine tingling selections from the past eight decades. Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith's "Woodrow Wilson'sNecktie," Sue Grafton's "A Poison That Leaves No Trace," and many more, including never-before-published works from Jefferey Deaver and Alexander McCall Smith.A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected.
The man who knew how / Dorothy L. Sayers
The girl with the silver eyes / Dashiell Hammett
Red wind / Raymond Chandler
The wench is dead / Frederic Brown
Gone girl / Ross Macdonald
The couple next door / Margaret Millar
By the scruff of the soul / Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Flowers that bloom in the spring / Julian Symons
Woodrow Wilson's necktie / Patricia Highsmith
Loopy / Ruth Rendell
Great aunt Allie's flu papers / P.D. James
First lead gasser / Tony Hillerman
Chee's witch / Tony Hillerman
Breathe deep / Donald E. Westlake
Rumpole and the bubble reputation / John Mortimer
A poison that leaves no trace / Sue Grafton
Photo finish / Sara Paretsky
The crime of Miss Oyster Brown / Peter Lovesey
Red clay / Michael Malone
Barking at butterflies / Ed McBain
Running out of dog / Dennis Lehane
Hostages / James Crumley
When the women come out to dance / Elmore Leonard
The hanged man / Ian Rankin
The holly and the poison ivy / Catherine Aird
Copycat / Jeffery Deaver
He loved to go for drives with his father / Alexander McCall Smith.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Mystery writer Hillerman and critic Herbert (aided and abetted by Sue Grafton and Jeffery Deaver as contributing editors) draw a vivid chalk outline of the body of crime fiction since Dorothy Sayers published her overview of the genre, The Omnibus of Crime0 , in 1929. The goal of this anthology is to demonstrate the ways in which crime fiction has changed since Sayers' collection. The editors include mystery fiction from the 1930s through the 1970s that they consider groundbreaking (so we find Sayers herself, as well as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ed McBain as representative crime-fiction revolutionaries). The editors also take on the range of mystery writing since 1980, including stories by Hillerman, Ian Rankin, and Alexander McCall Smith. There are 26 stories in all, from authors around the globe, and each story is accompanied by an introduction that explains the author's style and how he or she influenced mystery writing. Catch this omnibus. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A New Omnibus of Crime, edited by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert, is a worthy successor to Dorothy L. Sayers's classic Omnibus of Crime (1929). Primarily a reprint anthology, it includes three original tales by Catherine Aird, Jeffrey Deaver and Alexander McCall Smith. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Detective and mystery stories.
Publisher Oxford, UK ; New York :Oxford University Press,2005
Contributors Hillerman, Tony.
Herbert, Rosemary.
Grafton, Sue.
Deaver, Jeffery.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 434 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 0195182146 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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