Vintage Detective Stories by David Stuart Davies (Editor)


Vintage Detective StoriesVintage Detective Stories by David Stuart Davies

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Contents:

3* The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
3* The Black Cross by Arthur B. Reeve
3* The Mystery at Merrill’s Mill by J.S. Fletcher
4* The Mysterious Railway Passenger by Maurice Leblanc
3* The Mind Reader by Edgar Wallace
4* The Invisible Man by G.K. Chesterton
4* The Horror at Stavely Grange by Sapper
4* The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah
4* The Dancing Man by Arthur Conan Doyle
3* Sir Gilbert Murrell’s Picture by Victor Whitechurch
3* The Ebony Box by Mrs Henry Wood
3* Out of Paradise by E.W. Hornung
3* Murder! by Arnold Bennett
3* The Hanover Court Murder by Sir Basil Thomson
3* The Phantom Motor Car by Jacques Futrelle
3* In the Grip of the Green Demon by Robert Barr
3* Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty by Stacy Aumonier
3* The Surrey Cattle-Maiming Mystery by Herbert Jenkins
3* The Secrets of the Black Brotherhood by Dick Donovan
3* The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar by R. Austin Freeman

Opening lines:
This collection is going to take you back to the time when crime fiction was more glamorous, romantic and intriguing and had more of an element of the dark fairy tale about it that it does today.

In my opinion, the first third of this book is the part. On the other hand, the last third, I found it boring in some way, the plots are not so interesting or so attractive as crime stories.

 

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