[PDF] Download ↠ The Oxford Book of Detective Stories | by ✓ Patricia Craig

By Patricia Craig | Comments: ( 685 ) | Date: ( Dec 10, 2019 )

This collection of thirty three stories shows the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D James, and Ruth Rendell, which are among theThis collection of thirty three stories shows the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D James, and Ruth Rendell, which are among the very best examples of English detective writing of the twentieth century the cream of crime.


  • Title: The Oxford Book of Detective Stories
  • Author: Patricia Craig
  • ISBN: 9780192803719
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Oxford Book of Detective Stories

  • Rebecca McNutt

    Oxford always puts out great anthologies, and this one is certainly no exception. Ranging from unforgettable classics to newfound modern stories, this collection of works about detectives is very well put together.


  • Jill Hutchinson

    Now for something completely different. This is a compilation of 33 short detective stories written through the years up until the present (well, fairly present) time and what makes it different is that I never heard of many of these authors and some of the stories were not very well done. That doesn't make it a bad book, it just makes it a surprising book. With the thousands of short detective stories out there, I felt that the editor could have found some that were a little better and included [...]


  • Sue

    It was ok ,that's all. A few stories were really good, a few mediocre. I thought it might introduce me to new authors that I would like to read but it wasn't very inspiring.


  • Brendan

    The Oxford Book of Detective Stories aims not for complete coverage nor for pure idiosyncrasy. Instead, it treads a line down the middle, including some notable early stories but not all of them or not the usual suspects. She does hit a few classics, but not the ones you'd expect--we get a Doyle story, but it's "The Blue Carbuncle," an amusing story but not usually noted as one of the best. In that vein, the collection includes quite a few clever gems, and a good collection of international crim [...]


  • JDK1962

    I can't believe I actually finished this (it's a wonder what being ill and couch-ridden will do for your reading discipline). But I slogged through this whole thing and I think I actually enjoyed only one of the stories, the Raymond Chandler. The Sherlock Holmes story I had read before, and it was one of the throwaways (i.e that did virtually nothing to tell you who Sherlock Holmes was, or why he's an interesting character). I had zero interest in reading any more by any of these authors, and in [...]


  • Carrie

    Although I did not read all of the stories, the stories overall did not meet the standards I was expecting, especially from the well-known authors included in the anthology. Most stories lacked character depth, theme, or plot development beyond the basic crime + resolution.


  • Nat

    Decent collection of short detective stories. The most engaging story concerns some ordinary Canadian guy whose dog gets dognapped by a gang of dog fighting gangsters and he has to confront them to get the dog back.


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