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Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s

(2018)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Classic American Crime Writing of the 1920s—including House Without a Key, The Benson Murder Case, The Tower Treasure, The Roman Hat Mystery, The Tower Treasure, and Little Caesar—offers some of the very best of that decade’s writing. Earl Derr Biggers wrote about Charlie Chan, a Chinese-American detective, at a time when racism was rampant. S. S. Van Dine invented Philo Vance, an effete, rich amateur psychologist who flourished while America danced and the stock market rose. Edwin Stratemeyer, a man of mystery himself, singlehandedly created the juvenile mystery, with the beloved Hardy Boys series. The quintessential American detective Ellery Queen leapt onto the stage, to remain popular for fifty years. W. R. Burnett, created the indelible character of Rico, the first gangster antihero. Each of the five novels included is presented in its original published form, with extensive historical and cultural annotations and illustrations added by Edgar-winning editor Leslie S. Klinger, allowing the reader to experience the story to its fullest. Klinger's detailed foreword gives an overview of the history of American crime writing from its beginnings in the early years of America to the twentieth century.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s
Author(s): Leslie S Klinger
ISBN: 1-68177-861-0 / 978-1-68177-861-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s
Author(s): Leslie S Klinger
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s
Author(s): Leslie S Klinger
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
Availability: Amazon UK