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The big book of Victorian mysteries

Penzler, Otto (editor,, writer of introduction.).

Summary: "Behind the velvet curtains of horsedrawn carriages and amid the soft glow of the gaslights are the detectives and bobbies sniffing out the safecrackers and petty purloiners who plague everything from the soot-covered side streets of London to the opulent manors of the countryside. With his latest title in the Big Book series, Otto Penzler is cracking cases and serving up the most thrilling, suspenseful Victorian mysteries.This collection brings together incredible stories from Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Guy de Maupassant among other legendary writers of the grand era of the British Empire. So brush off your dinner jackets and straighten out your ball gowns for these exciting, glitzy mysteries." --

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  • ISBN: 9780593311028
  • ISBN: 0593311027
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 623 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard original"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note: One night in a gaming-house / "Waters" -- Biter bit / Wilkie Collins -- Hunted down / Charles Dickens -- Wife-killer / James M'Govan -- My adventure in the flying Scotsman / Eden Phillpotts -- Mystery of a handsome cad / Moll. Bourne -- Jewelled skull / Dick Donovan -- Greek interpreter / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Black bag left on a door-step / C. L. Pirkis -- Opal of Carmalovitch / Max Pemberton -- An oak coffin / L. T. Meade & Clifford Halifax -- Stanway cameo mystery / Arthur Morrison -- Divination of the Zagury capsules / Headon Hill -- Five hundred carats / George Griffith -- Vanishing diamonds / M. McDonnell Bodkin -- Hagar of the pawn-shop / Fergus Hume -- Robbery in Phillimore Terrace / Emmuska Orczy -- Passage in the secret history of an Irish countess / J. Sheridan Le Fanu -- Advocate's wedding day / Catherine Crowe -- Levison's victim / M. E. Braddon -- Pavilion on the links / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Knightsbridge mystery / Charles Reade -- Three strangers / Thomas Hardy -- Lord Arthur Savile's crime / Oscar Wilde -- Mystery of the strong room / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- Hammerpond Park burglary / H. G. Wells -- Ides of March / E. W. Hornung -- Story of the lost special / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Episode of the Tyrolean Castle / Grant Allen -- Diamond lizard / George R. Sims -- A prince of swindlers / Guy Boothby -- Nail / Pedro de Alarcón -- Invisible eye / Erckmann-Chatrian -- God sees the truth, but waits / Leo Tolstoy -- Moscow theater plot / Alfredo Oriani -- Little old man of Batignolles / Émile Gaboriau -- Deposition / Luigi Capuana -- Vendetta / Guy de Maupassant -- Confession of a woman / Guy de Maupassant -- Swedish match / Anton Chekhov -- Sleepy / Anton Chekhov -- Well-woven evidence / Dietrich Theden -- Purloined letter / Edgar Allan Poe -- A thumb-print and what came of it / Mark Twain -- My favorite murder / Ambrose Bierce -- Lady, or the tiger? / Frank Stockton -- Corpus delicti / Melville Davisson Post -- A difficult problem / Anna Katharine Green -- Suicide of Kiaros / L. Frank Baum.
Subject: Serial murderers Fiction
Historical fiction, American
Detective and mystery stories, English
Detective and mystery stories, American
Short stories, English
Short stories, American
London (England) History 19th century Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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