The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries: The Most Complete Collection of Impossible-Crime Stories Ever Assembled (Paperback)

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By Otto Penzler (Editor)
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The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries byStephen 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 gentleman's study, an elevator car nowhere is a crime completely impossible.
Edgar Award 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 form a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you ll find stories with evocative titles like The Flying Death, The Man From Nowhere, A Terribly Strange Bed, and The Theft of the Bermuda Penny, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon's Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op, and many more.
Featuring
Unconventional means of murder
Pilfered jewels
Shocking solutions
Includes
Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery
Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin
A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL.

About the Author


Otto Penzler is a two-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the editor of numerous anthologies, among them eight other Vintage Crime/Black Lizard anthologies, most recently" The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries."He is the owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307743961
ISBN-10: 0307743969
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 941
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original