The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories(1996)
An anthology of stories edited by Rosemary Herbert and Tony Hillerman
In The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert bring together thirty-three tales that illuminate both the evolution of crime fiction in the United States and America's unique contribution to this highly popular genre. Tracing its progress from elegant 'locked room' mysteries, to the hard-boiled realism of the '30s and '40s, to the great range of styles seen today, this superb collection includes the finest crime writers, includingErle Stanley Gardner, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Rex Stout, Ellery Queen, Ed McBain, Sue Grafton, and Hillerman himself.
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Used availability for Tony Hillerman's The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories
April 1996 : UK Hardback
May 1997 : UK Paperback