A New Omnibus of Crime [Oxford University Press, hardcover, 2005]

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A New Omnibus of Crime [Oxford University Press, hardcover, 2005]



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New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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A New Omnibus of Crime was edited by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert. They also co-edited The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories. Contributing editors to this volume are Sue Grafton and Jeffrey Deaver. It was published in 2005 by Oxford University Press in New York, New York, USA.

This is a hardcover book with dust cover. The cover, designed by David Stevenson, features a photograph by Photonica of a blurred city street during a snowstorm. A figure with an umbrella is running in the foreground, with a city bus or trolley behind and to the right. At the top left of the photo is the book title; the word "CRIME" is printed in red over a red fingerprint. The editors' names are printed at the bottom right, and at bottom left is a quote about the book from Robert B. Parker.

The photograph wraps around the spine of the book, where the title, Hillerman's and Herbert's names, and the publisher's imprint are printed. On the back cover, in white on a magenta background, the Contents (title and author) are printed in white above the book's bar code.

The front flap contains a description of the book contents, which continues onto the back flap. The back flap also displays the editors' photograph, taken by Marie Hillerman, and biographies of Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert. The inside front and inside back covers are blank.

  • Title Page Transcription: A NEW | Omnibus of Crime | [illustration, double-decker bus] | EDITED BY | Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert | CONTRIBUTING EDITORS | Sue Grafton and Jeffrey Deaver | OXFORD | UNIVERSITY PRESS | 2005
  • Contents: [14] half title A NEW OMNIBUS OF CRIME, blank, title page, copyright, dedication, blank, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, blank, PREFACE (2), CONTENTS (2), second half title, blank, 1-6 INTRODUCTION, 7-427 text, [428] blank, 429 CREDITS, 430-434 INDEX
  • List of Contents:
    1. Acknowledgements
    2. Preface
    3. Contents
    4. Introduction
    5. Dorothy L. Sayers, The Man Who Knew How
    6. Dashiell Hammett, The Girl with the Silver Eyes
    7. Raymond Chandler, Red Wind
    8. Frederic Brown, The Wench Is Dead
    9. Ross Macdonald, Gone Girl
    10. Margaret Millar, The Couple Next Door
    11. Dorothy Salisbury Davis, By the Scruff of the Soul
    12. Julian Symons, Flowers That Bloom in the Spring
    13. Patricia Highsmith, Woodrow Wilson's Necktie
    14. Ruth Rendell, Loopy
    15. P.D. James, Great Aunt Allie's Fly Papers
    16. Tony Hillerman, First Lead Gasser
    17. Tony Hillerman, Chee's Witch
    18. Donald E. Westlake, Breathe Deep
    19. John Mortimer, Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation
    20. Sue Grafton, A Poison That Leaves No Trace
    21. Sara Paretsky, Photo Finish
    22. Peter Lovesey, The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown
    23. Michael Malone, Red Clay
    24. Ed McBain, Barking at Butterflies
    25. Dennis Lehane, Running Out of Dog
    26. James Crumley, Hostages
    27. Elmore Leonard, When the Women Come Out to Dance
    28. Ian Rankin, The Hanged Man
    29. Catherine Aird, The Holly and the Poison Ivy
    30. Jeffrey Deaver, Copycat
    31. Alexander McCall Smith, He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father
    32. Credits
    33. Index
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardcover with dust cover, 21 x 14 cm
    • Binding: Red paper-covered boards with black cloth tape over the spine. The title and editors' last names are printed on the spine in metallic purple.
    • Collation: [1-14] 1-6 7-427 [428] 429-434
    • Price: $35.00 USD