Sleuths of the Century [Carroll & Graf, hardcover, 2000]

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Sleuths of the Century [Carroll & Graf, hardcover, 2000]



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New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2000.

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Edition Notes: 

This is Sleuths of the Century, edited by Jon L. Breen and Ed Gorman, containing the short story by Tony Hillerman entitled "The Witch, Yazzie, and the Nine of Clubs." In this story, somewhat contemporaneous with People of Darkness, the newly assigned detective Jim Chee solves a mystery during a long evening attending a Navajo ceremony.

The volume also contains work by other well-known mystery writers, for example, Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie, and Ed McBain. This is a hardcover book with dust jacket.

  • Title Page Transcription:
    SLEUTHS OF | THE CENTURY | [decorative rule] | Edited by | Jon L. Breen and Ed Gorman | CARROLL & GRAF PUBLISHERS, INC. | NEW YORK
  • Contents:
    [i] half title SLEUTHS OF THE CENTURY, [ii] blank, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright, [v-vi] prior copyrights, vii Contents, [viii] blank, [ix] second half title, [x] blank, 1-3 Introduction, 4-579 text, [580-582] blank
  • List of Contents:
    1. Introduction, Jon L. Breen
    2. The Phantom Motor, Jacques Futrelle
    3. The Secret Garden, G. K. Chesterton
    4. Problem at Sea, Agatha Christie
    5. The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach, Dorothy L. Sayers
    6. The Adventure of the Glass-Domed Clock, Ellery Queen
    7. Madam Maigret's Admirer, Georges Simenon
    8. The Wrong Problem, John Dickson Carr
    9. The Next Witness, Rex Stout
    10. The Case of the Irate Witness, Erle Stanley Gardner
    11. The King in Yellow, Raymond Chandler
    12. The Pink Caterpillar, Anthony Boucher
    13. The Suicide, Ross Macdonald
    14. The Empty Hours, Ed McBain
    15. The Heroine, Patricia Highsmith
    16. The Death of a Bum, Donald E. Westlake
    17. Breathe No More, John D. MacDonald
    18. When the Wedding Was Over, Ruth Rendell
    19. Like a Lamb to Slaughter, Lawrence Block
    20. The Witch, Yazzie, and the Nine of Clubs, Tony Hillerman
    21. Cat's-Paw, Bill Pronzini
    22. Somewhere in the City, Marcia Muller
    23. Old Rattler, Sharyn McCrumb
    24. Dalziel's Ghost, Reginald Hill
    25. The Watts Lions, Walter Mosley
    26. Grace Notes, Sara Paretsky
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 23.5 x 16 cm
    • Binding: Quarter bound, red paper-covered boards, black paper tape. The title, editors' names, and publisher name are embossed on the spine in gold.
    • Collation: [i]-[x] 1-579 [580-582]
    • Price: $26.00 USD