Vintage Detective Stories, Hardback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The Collector's Library volumes of short stories - "Best Ghost Stories", "Best Fairy Stories", "Celtic Fairy Tales" and "Tales of the Macabre" have proved popular throughout the world.

This new collection of detective stories of the golden age includes intriguing tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Wallace, G.K.

Chesterton, 'Sapper', E.W. Hornung, and Arnold Bennett. These masters of the genre are joined by less well-known but equally skilled writers such as Arthur B.

Reeve, Maurice LeBlanc, Ernest Bramah, Mrs Henry Wood, Stacy Aumonier and Herbert Jenkins among others.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781907360688



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Overall, a very good selection of nineteenth century to very early twentieth century detective stories; a few are very familiar --Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue, Chesterton's Invisible Man, Doyle's Dancing Men, but most are less familiar and still interesting --

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I thought I was just going to read three or four of the 20 stories in this anthology. I read them all. I think the design of the book helped me to do this. My favourites were The murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, the amusing The ebony box by Mrs Henry Wood and the one that wasn't really a murder at all, The Hanover Court murder by Sir Basil Thomson.