The Black Lizard Big Book Of Locked-room Mysteries

by Otto Penzler

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | October 21, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen 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 gentleman's study, an elevator car-nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award-winning 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 form-a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth-this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you'll 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 Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon's Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op, and many more.
 
Featuring
   • Unconventional means of murder
   • Pilfered jewels
   • Shocking solutions
 
Includes
   • Edgar Allan Poe's "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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 960 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: October 21, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307743969

ISBN - 13: 9780307743961

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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The Black Lizard Big Book Of Locked-room Mysteries

The Black Lizard Big Book Of Locked-room Mysteries

by Otto Penzler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 960 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: October 21, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307743969

ISBN - 13: 9780307743961

From the Publisher

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen 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 gentleman's study, an elevator car-nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award-winning 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 form-a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth-this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you'll 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 Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon's Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op, and many more.
 
Featuring
   • Unconventional means of murder
   • Pilfered jewels
   • Shocking solutions
 
Includes
   • Edgar Allan Poe's "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

About the Author

Otto Penzler is a two-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the editor of numerous anthologies, among them eight other Vintage Crime/Black Lizard anthologies, most recently The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. He is the owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.
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