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Murderous schemes
  • Murderous schemes
Murderous schemes : an anthology of classic detective stories / edited by Donald E. Westlake ; consulting editor, J. Madison Davis

  作者Donald E. Westlake ; consulting editor, J. Madison Davis

出版項:Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 1996

索書號:813.087208 M974 1996          




These 32 classic crime stories illuminate the genre's best-known plot nstructions--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 Queen, Rex Stout, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others.



Donald E.Westlake is an acclaimed mystery writer. He received the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for his novel God Save the Mark and in 1993 won their Grandmaster Award for lifetime achievement. He was also nominated for and Academy Award for his screenplay for The Grifters.

J.Madison Davis is Professor of journalism in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma and is current president of the International Association of Crime Writer. He is the author of many books, including The Murder of Frau Schutz, which was nominated for the Edgar Award.