The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories [First Edition, hardback, 1996]

The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories [First Edition, hardback, 1996]



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Publication Details: 

New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the first edition hardback edition of The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories, which was published in 1996 by Oxford University Press in New York City, New York. The cover art, by Ted Ancher, features blue tinted photograph of a man in a hat using a flashlight to search for something in a dark and misty street.

  • Title Page Transcription:
    THE OXFORD BOOK OF | American | Detective | Stories | [decorative rule] | EDITED BY | Tony Hillerman | Rosemary Herbert | New York Oxford | OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS | 1996
  • Contents:
    [i] half title THE OXFORD BOOK OF AMERICAN DETECTIVE STORIES, [ii] blank, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright, [v] dedication, [vi] blank, [vii] ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, [viii] blank, [ix-x] CONTENTS, [1] half title, [2] blank, 3-9 Introduction by Tony Hillerman with Rosemary Herbert, 10-682 text, 683-686 CREDITS, [687-692] blank
  • Table of Contents:
    1. Introduction by Tony Hillerman with Rosemary Herbert
    2. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
    3. The Stolen Cigar Case by Bret Harte
    4. The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle
    5. The Doomdorf Mystery by Melville Davisson Post
    6. Missing: Page Thirteen by Anna Katherine Green
    7. The Beauty Mask by Arthur B. Reeve
    8. A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
    9. The False Burton Combs by Carroll John Daly
    10. The Keyboard of Silence by Clinton H. Stagg
    11. A Nose for News by Richard Sale
    12. Spider by Mignon G. Eberhart
    13. Leg Man by Erle Stanley Gardner
    14. I'll Be Waiting by Raymond Chandler
    15. The Footprint in the Sky by John Dickson Carr
    16. Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich
    17. The Lipstick by Mary Roberts Rinehart
    18. Homicide Highball by Robert Leslie Bellem
    19. An Error in Chemistry by William Faulkner
    20. From Another World by Clayton Rawson
    21. A Daylight Adventure by T.S. Stribling
    22. See No Evil by William Campbell Gault
    23. Crime Must Have a Stop by Anthony Boucher
    24. Small Homicide by Ed McBain
    25. Guilt-Edged Blonde by Ross McDonald
    26. Christmas Party by Rex Stout
    27. A Matter of Public Notice by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
    28. The Adventure of Abraham Lincoln's Clue by Ellery Queen
    29. Words Do Not a Book Make by Bill Pronzini
    30. Christmas Is for Cops by Edward D. Hoch
    31. Lucky Penny by Linda Barnes
    32. The Parker Shotgun by Sue Grafton
    33. Chee's Witch by Tony Hillerman
    34. Benny's Space by Marcia Muller
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardback, 22 x 14.7 cm.
    • Binding: Blue boards with the editors, title, and publisher's logo surrounded by a border printed with gold on the spine. The front boards also have the title and a border printed in gold.
    • Collation: [i-x] [1]-9 10-682 683-686 [687-692]
    • Price: $25.00 USD
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