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A New Omnibus of Crime

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A collection of crime and mystery short fiction.
A New Omnibus of Crime
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Tony Hillerman was a widely celebrated writer of mystery novels and former president of the Mystery Writers of America.
Rosemary Herbert has reviewed crime writing widely and she is the editor of numerous crime fiction anthologies as well as The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing.
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Man Who Knew How
Dashiell Hammett: The Girl with the Silver Eyes
Frederic Brown: The Wench Is Dead
Ross Macdonald: Gone Girl
Margaret Millar: The Couple Next Door
Dorothy Salisbury Davis: By the Scruff of the Soul
Julian Symons: Flowers That Bloom in the Spring
Patricia Highsmith: Woodrow Wilson's necktie
Ruth Rendell: Loopy
P.D. James: Great Aunt Allie's Fly Papers
Tony Hillerman: First Lead Gasser
Tony Hillerman: Chee's Witch
Donald E. Westlake: Breathe Deep
John Mortimer: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation
Sue Grafton: A Poison That Leaves No Trace
Sara Paretsky: Photo Finish
Peter Lovesey: The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown
Michael Malone: Red Clay
Ed McBain: Barking at Butterflies
Dennis Lehane: Running Out of Dog
James Crumley: Hostages
Elmore Leonard: When the Women Come Out to Dance
Ian Rankin: The Hanged Man
Catherine Aird: The Holly and the Poison Ivy
Jeffery Deaver: Copycat
Alexander McCall Smith: He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father
This is a collection that will satisfy the devotees of crime writing and bring others to join their ranks. Gazette & Herald The collection is sufficiently international in scope to offer something unique. Sunday Business Post
In 1929, Dorothy L. Sayers published her landmark anthology, The Omnibus of Crime. More recently, Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert decided it was time to produce a definitive new anthology representing the best of the genre since then - the critically acclaimed A New Omnibus of Crime.
This extraordinary collection emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices in each genre, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result, A New Omnibus of Crime boasts a broad range of engaging, page-turning, and spine-tingling selections from the past eight decades.
Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith's "Woodrow Wilson's Necktie," Sue Grafton's "A Poison That Leaves No Trace," Alexander McCall Smith's "He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father," and many more. A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected.
"The best and most satisfying mystery bargain to come along in years. It will give readers countless hours of pleasure and surprise in one volume." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Not a clunker in the bunch...Dorothy Sayers edited a classic 1920 collection of short stories called 'The Omnibus of Crime.' There have been numerous collections since then, but until now, none has had the depth, intelligence and chutzpah to call itself 'A New Omnibus of Crime.'" --Bloomberg News
"A worthy successor to Dorothy L. Sayers's classic Omnibus of Crime (1929)." --Publishers Weekly
"Picking up where Dorothy L. Sayers's 1920 classic, The Omnibus of Crime, left off, this collection gathers works of short mystery fiction from the end of World War I to today, including pieces by Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Dashiell Hammett, Elmore Leonard, Ruth Rendell and P.D. James." --Good Housekeeping
"A New Omnibus of Crime is essential for anyone with more than a passing interest in detective fiction. Brilliantly assembled, and beautifully edited by people who know what they're doing." --Robert B. Parker, author of Double Play and Cold Service
"This recent anthology boldly evokes the title of Dorothy Sayers's classic anthology of 1920. The editors aim to showcase the work of the four-score-and-seven years since. Here you'll find the whole gamut, from the tough-guy patter of hard-boiled Raymond Chandler ('He looked tough, but he looked as if he thought he was a little tougher than he was') to the more decorous detection practiced by Miss Sayers." --David Lehman, Wall Street Journal
A fabulous, must-have collection of some of the great modern crime stories written from the 1930s to the present
Selling point: Selections chosen by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert, celebrity crime-writers themselves
Selling point: Continues Dorothy Sayers' Omnibus legacy
Selling point: Each Selection introduced by Rosemary Herbert, placing each in the context of the author and literary history
Selling point: International selections, some never before been published
Selling point: Includes both well-known and unknown stories, all representing the greatest in crime short fiction
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Tony Hillerman
Oxford University Press Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Edited by
Tony Hillerman, Rosemary Herbert
5 5/16 x 8
Oxford University Press, USA

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