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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 gentlemans study, an elevator carnowhere is a crime completely impossible.
Edgar Awardwinning 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 case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuththis collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages youll 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 Doyles Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenons Jules Maigret, Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammetts Continental Op, and many more.
Unconventional means of murder
Edgar Allan Poes 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