Oxford Book American Detectives

by Tony Hillerman

"One of the most attractive and interesting anthologies of the year." -- Crime Time

In The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert bring together thirty-three tales that illuminate both the evolution of crime fiction in the United States and America's unique contribution to this highly popular genre. Tracing its progress from elegant "locked room" mysteries, to the hard-boiled realism of the '30s and '40s, to the great range of styles seen today, this is a gold mine of glorious stories that can be read for sheer pleasure, but that also illuminate how the crime story came to explore every corner of our nation and every facet of our lives.

"The big names of the American mystery are here in this excellent collection ... but so are some likely to surprise." -- The Dallas Morning News


Linda Barnes
Robert Leslie Bellem
Anthony Boucher
John Dickson Carr
Raymond Chandler
Carroll John Daly
Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Mignon G. Eberhart
Jacques Futrelle
William Faulkner
Erle Stanley Gardner
William Campbell Gault
Susan Glaspell
Sue Grafton
Anna Katharine Green
Bret Harte
Tony Hillerman
Edward D. Hoch
Ross Macdonald
Ed McBain
Marcia Muller
Edgar Allan Poe
Bill Pronzini
Melville Davisson Post
Ellery Queen
Clayton Rawson
Arthur B. Reeve
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Richard Sale
Clinton H. Stagg
Rex Stout
T.S. Stribling
Cornell Woolrich

Tony Hillerman, one of America's leading mystery novelists, was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. His books include Dance Hall of the Dead, A Thief of Time, and Talking God. Rosemary Herbert writes a mystery book review column for the Boston Herald. She is the author of The Fatal Art of Entertainment: Interviews With Mystery Writers.

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Format: Paperback
684 Pages
First Published: 1996

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