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Murderous Schemes

(1996)
An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories
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When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.s, including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, and the mistaken identity. Now, in Murderous Schemes, renowned mystery writers Donald E. Westlake and J. Madison Davis offer an illuminating look at eight such mystery conventions, illustrating each with four short stories written by some of the masters of the form. The resulting collection of thirty-two tales spans a hundred and fifty years of crime fiction and includes virtually every style imaginable, from the hard-boiled detective story to the cozy armchair mystery.

    

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October 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories
Author(s): J Madison Davis
ISBN: 0-19-510321-1 / 978-0-19-510321-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories
Author(s): J Madison Davis
ISBN: 0-19-510487-0 / 978-0-19-510487-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA