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Title The big book of female detectives / edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M BIG    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description xv, 1115 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Vintage crime/Black Lizard.
Vintage crime/Black Lizard original.
Note "A Vintage crime/Black Lizard original, October 2018"--Title page verso.
"The most complete collection of detective dames, gumshoe gals & sultry sleuths ever assembled"--Cover.
Contents Introduction -- Victorians and Edwardians (British). Mysterious countess / Anonymous -- Unraveled mystery / Andrew Forrester, Jr. -- Redhill sisterhood / C.L. Pirkis -- Diamond lizard / George R. Sims -- Stir outside the Café Royal / Clarence Rook -- Mandarin / Fergus Hume -- Outside ledge: a cablegram mystery / L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- Frewin miniatures / Emmuska Orczy -- Conscience / Richard Marsh -- Hidden Violin / M. McDonnell Bodkin -- Before World War I (American). Christabel's crystal / Carolyn Wells -- Bullet from nowhere / Hugh C. Weir -- Intangible clew / Anna Katharine Green -- Planted / James Oppenheim -- Pulp Era. Wizard's safe / Valentine -- Red hot / Frederick Nebel -- Domino Lady collects / Lars Anderson -- Letters and the law / T.T. Flynn -- Old maids die / Whitman Chambers -- Too many clients / D.B. McCandless -- Rat turnaround / Roger Torrey -- Murder with music ; Coke for Co-eds / Adolphe Barreaux -- Chiller-diller / Richard Sale -- Passing of Anne Marsh / Arthur Leo Zagat -- Golden Age. Secret Adversary / Agatha Christie -- Diamond cut diamond / Frederic Arnold Kummer -- Locked doors / Mary Roberts Rinehart -- Tea-leaf / Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace -- Almost perfect murder / Hulbert Footner -- Lover of St. Lys / F. Tennyson Jesse -- Misogyny at Mougins / Gilbert Frankau -- Introducing Susan Dare / Mignon G. Eberhart -- Bloody Crescendo / Vincent Starrett -- Burglars must dine / E. Phillips Oppenheim -- Missing character / Phyllis Bentley -- Murder in the movies / Karl Detzer -- Gilded pupil / Ethel Lina White -- Case of the hundred cats / Gladys Mitchell -- Mid-century. Murder with flowers / Q. Patrick -- Vacancy with corpse / H.H. Holmes -- Riddle of the Black Museum / Stuart Palmer -- Meredith's murder / Charlotte Armstrong -- Flowers for an angel / Nigel Morland -- There's death for remembrance / Frances & Richard Lockridge -- Mom sings an aria / James Yaffe -- Modern Era. All the lonely people / Marcia Muller -- Blood types / Julie Smith -- Poison that leaves no trace / Sue Grafton -- Discards / Faye Kellerman -- Spooked / Carolyn G. Hart -- Making lemonade / Barbara Paul -- Louise / Max Allan Collins -- Strung out / Sara Paretsky -- Beneath the lilacs / Nevada Barr -- Miss Gibson / Linda Barnes -- Headaches and bad dreams / Lawrence Block -- Affair of inconvenience / Anne Perry -- Beaubien / Deborah Morgan -- Double-crossing Delancey / S.J. Rozan -- Shoeshine man's regrets / Laura Lippman -- Dust up / Wendy Hornsby -- Case of the Parr children / Antonia Fraser -- Fast / Jeffery Deaver -- Bad girls. Winged assassin / L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- Blood-red cross / L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- Adventure of the Carnegie Library / John Kendrick Bangs -- Woman from the east / Edgar Wallace -- She knew what to do / Joseph Shearing -- Forgers / Arthur B. Reeve -- Meanest man in Europe / David Durham -- Four square Jane unmasked / Edgar Wallace -- Adventure of the headless statue / Eugene Thomas -- Madame goes dramatic / Perry Paul -- Extenuating circumstances / Joyce Carol Oates.
Summary "Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction ... For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more. Meet determined law-enforcing ladies and captivating criminal masterminds of all kinds, including a brilliant scientist who solves a murder using a single tea leaf ; a master thief who leaves a calling card at the scene of the crime lest the servants be wrongly accused ; a powerful woman who oversees a rogue band of vigilantes ; a nosy detective best known for her outrageous hats who solves a murder using tropical fish ; an X-rated sleuth who gets shanghaied by an unsavory character ; a puritanical villainess hell-bent on avenging a perceived wrong ; and, last but not least, a crime-solving nun who unravels a complicated poisoning plot"-- Provided by publisher.
An anthology of the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. The stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from débutante detectives to spinster sleuths; from groundbreaking female cops to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s. -- adapted from publisher info.
Subject Detective and mystery stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Women detectives -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Added Author Penzler, Otto, editor, writer of introduction.
Added Title Female detectives
Other Form: Online version: Big book of female detectives. New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2018 9780525434757 (DLC) 2018034802
ISBN 9780525434740 (paperback)
0525434747 (paperback)
9780525434757 (ebook)

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