Crime Classics: The Mystery Story from Poe to the Present

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Rex Burns, Mary Rose Sullivan
Viking, 1990 - Fiction - 390 pages
2 Reviews
Seventeen crime classics, includes stories by such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, G.K. Chesterton, Dashiel Hammett, Ellery Queen and Ed McBain

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A very interesting collection. I picked it up from a used book sale because of what I had read in an introduction to the Sherlock Holmes stories; the introduction had outlined some characters that ... Read full review

Review: Crime Classics: The Mystery Story from Poe to the Present

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A very interesting collection. I picked it up from a used book sale because of what I had read in an introduction to the Sherlock Holmes stories; the introduction had outlined some characters that ... Read full review

Contents

THE PURLOINED LETTER 1844
2
by EDGAR ALLAN POE
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A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA 1892
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About the author (1990)

Rex Burns (b. 1935) is the author of numerous thrillers set in and around Denver, Colorado. Born in California, he served in the Marine Corps and attended Stanford University and the University of Minnesota before becoming a writer. His Edgar Award-winning first novel, "The Alvarez Journal" (1975), introduced Gabe Wager, a Denver police detective working in an organized crime unit. Burns continued this hard-boiled series through ten more novels, concluding it with 1997's "The Leaning Land". One of the Wager mysteries, "The Avenging Angel" (1983), was adapted as a feature film, "Messenger of Death", starring Charles Bronson. Burns's other two series center on Devlin Kirk and James Raiford, both Denver-based private detectives. Once a monthly mystery review columnist in the "Rocky Mountain News", Burns has also written nonfiction and hosted the Mystery Channel's "Anatomy of a Mystery". He lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado.

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