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Some of the stories were good others not so good edited by Donald WestlakeThe Man Who Read John Dickson Carr by William Brittain a good locked room storyThey Can Only Hang You Once by Dashill Hammett so soThe Shadow of the Goat By John Dickson Carr I Couldn by John Dickson Carr I couldn follow it didn t even finish itThe Ultimate Caper by Westlake so soA Costume Piece by EW Hornung Arthur Conan Doyle s brother in law has a character Raffles who is the Sherlock Holmes gone criminal pretty goodDon t Know Much About Art a caper story by Simon Brett pretty goodThe Impossible Theft by John F Suter okThe Orderly World of Mr Appleby by Stanley Ellen good Westlake and Davis s introduction and notes are long and uite delicious on their own but this is an enormous collection of wonderful stories all with some criminal elements The premise for the collection and the arrangement of the stories is particularly effective there are eight sections of four stories each The Locked RoomBrittain William The Man Who Read John Dickson Carr 1965 nice twist on a nearly perfect crimeCarr John Dickson The Shadow of the Goat 1926 a perfect crimeCarr John Dickson The Shadow of the Goat 1926 a escapes from a locked room or does he Superb very early story Hoch Edward D The Leopold Locked Room 1971 a vengeful ex wife with a planRunyon Damon What No Butler a nasty elderly playboy meets his match dated but still funnyOnly One Among YouChesterton G K The Secret Garden murder at the home of the French Chief "of PoliceHammett Dashiell They Can Only Hang You Once nifty Sam Spade short about a deadly old gentlemanKaminsky Stuart "PoliceHammett Dashiell They Can Only Hang You Once nifty Sam Spade short about a deadly old gentlemanKaminsky Stuart Blossom. These 32 classic crime stories illuminate the genre's best known plot constructions including the locked room the caper hoist on their own petards and over the edge Covering over 150 years of crime and detective fiction featuring styles from the hard boiled to the cozy Murderous Schemes profiles the writing of Agatha Christie Ellery ueen Rex Stout Dorothy L Sayers Edgar Allan Poe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many othersContents Introduction Donald E Westlake The shadow of the goat John Dickson Carr What no butler Damon Runyon The Leopold locked room Edward D Hoch The man who rea.

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Murderous Schemes An Anthology of Classic Detective StoriesSuperb Sherlockiana excellently overthetop victorian bitsLondon Jack The Master of Mystery Inuit shamans
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village politickingPoe Edgar Thou Are The Man scaring a murder confession out of a con manHoist On Their Own PetardsChandler Raymond I ll Be Waiting 1934 a dame almost lost a detective who almost finds herGreen Anna Katharine Midnight in Beauchamp Row nicely twisted melodrama about a robbery that goes very wrongJackson Shirley The Possibility of Evil superb classic twisted small towns andLovesey Peter The Secret Lover 1985 two women one man lots of trouble edgyOver the EdgeBrown Fredric Little Apple Hard to Peel 1942 small town bad boy Finally Gets His Comeuppance WOWBurke Thomas The gets his comeuppance WOWBurke Thomas The of Mr Ottermole 1931 classic slippery killer in the Shadows Ala RipperGlaspell Susan A Jury Of Her Peers 1917 ala RipperGlaspell Susan A Jury of Her Peers 1917 anthologized classic about a frightened farm wifeHimes Chester Tang sad little bit about a man with problems and a woman with a gun A little something for everyone from every angle Murderous Schemes an anthology of classic detective storiesedited and with an introduction by Donald WestlakeI enjoyed Whodunit enough that when I happened across this anthology the next time I was browsing the adult mystery collection I decided to give it a tryA brief introduction introduces the book and its organization The collection is organized into eight Donald E Westlake chose some innovative classic and crafty short stories from the best and unjustifiably forgotten mystery writers and some hilarious ones as well Highly recommende. Y world of Mr Appleby Stanley Ellin Bless this house Christianna Brand Someday I’ll plant walnut trees Lawrence Block “Thou art the man” Edgar Allan Poe The adventure of the dying detective Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The master of mystery Jack London The fat man Isak Dinesen Midnight in Beauchamp Row Anna Katharine Green I’ll be waiting Raymond Chandler The possibility of evil Shirley Jackson The secret lover Peter Lovesey A ury of her peers Susan Glaspell The hands of Mr Ottermole Thomas Burke Tang Chester Himes Little apple hard to peel Fredric Brown. ,
S 1986 Toby Peters meets DW Griffith and a guest dies at dinnerSayers Dorothy L The Necklace of Pearls after dinner games with shadowy motivesThe CaperBrett Simon Don t Know Much About Art 1984 brilliant bit about a thick hood who outdoes the wise guysHornung E W A Costume Piece excellent old fashioned romp with style less sweet than usualSuter John F The Impossible Theft 1964 classic little locked room tale with a prestidigious endingWestlake Donald E The Ultimate Caper 1975 loony parody of Maltese Falcon VERY broadThe Armchair DetectiveChristie Agatha The Blue Geranium Agatha The Blue Geranium Miss Marple Almost Meets A almost meets a sly and smoothOrczy Emmuska The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway well written old man in the corner story but rambling and dated ueen Ellery The Adventure of Abraham Lincoln s Clue nifty locked room variant a nice last twistStout Rex The Affair of the Twisted Scarf apa Disguise for Murder 1950 a dame gets murdered IN Wolfe s office really fun but weak endingCome Into My ParlorBlock Lawrence Someday I ll Plant More Walnut Trees 1993 creepy family doings over generations excellent and subtleBrand Christianna Bless This House 1993 an old lady gets religion and a bit than she asked forDahl Roald The Landlady 1959 lush classic oft reprinted a young man on his first ob and away from homeEllin Stanley The Orderly World of Mr Appleby 1950 marriage can be deadly oft anthologized and rightly soI ConfessDinesen Isak The Fat Man an odd little story about a child molesterDoyle Arthur Conan The Adventure of the Dying Detective. D John Dickson Carr William Brittain The secret garden G K Chesterton The necklace of pearls Dorothy L Sayers They can only hang you once Dashiell Hammett Busted Blossoms Stuart M Kaminsky A costume piece E W Hornung The impossible theft John F Suter Don’t know much about art Simon Brett The ultimate caper Donald E Westlake The mysterious death on the underground railway Baroness Emmuska Orczy The blue geranium Agatha Christie The adventure of Abraham Lincoln’s clue Ellery ueen The affair of the twisted scarf Rex Stout The landlady Roald Dahl The orderl. ,