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Now elevated to incorporate in a single quantity 4 whole collections of detective tales compiled through the grasp anthologist Herbert van Thal, this terribly well known colossal e-book provides 9 extra stories via significant secret writers to its suspenseful pages. becoming a member of such vintage authors of the detective story as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Dulcie grey, Christianna model, June Thomson, G. ok. Chesterton, E. C. Bentley, Michael Innes, Georges Simenon, and Raymond Chandler, in addition to nineteenth-century forebears like William Wilkie Collins, are such eminent names within the box as Ellery Queen, John Wainwright, Antonia Fraser, and P. D. James. New to this quantity, too, are taut, literate stories of legal motive and murderous goal like Lawrence Trent's "B as in Bludgeon," Elwyn Jones's "To safeguard the Innocent," F. Tennyson Jesse's "Lot's Wife," Sir Basil Thomson's "The Hanover courtroom homicide Case," and Hulbert Footner's "The King of the Gigolos." Accompany the sleuths in those attractive and hard stories as they search the most important to the secret -- a few of them with more advantageous intelligence, others with dogged choice, an overactive interest, or intuitive brilliance -- and as they crack "The Moabite Cipher" of R. August Freeman or resolve "The secret of the kid's Toy" by means of Leslie Charteris or detect what "The pass judgement on Corroborates" by means of J. S. Fletcher. you can be regularly, chillingly, and amply riveted.

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