The Best Crime Stories Ever Told

Author(s): Dorothy L. Sayers


When acclaimed mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers first began compiling anthologies of the best crime stories in the 1920s and '30s, the genre was in the flush of its first golden age. Now today's fans of mystery and crime can experience a handpicked collection of over thirty of the most outstanding stories from this era, originally chosen by Sayers and newly introduced by Otto Penzler, a leading expert and connoisseur in the field of mystery literature. Authors appearing in this collection include Edgar Allan Poe, H. G. Wells, Wilkie Collins, Stephen Crane, and J. S. Le Fanu.


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A collection of classics and little-known gems-chosen by a master from the golden age of detective. fiction.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a renowned English writer best known for her crime stories, featuring detective and aristocrat Lord Peter Wimsey. Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop, the founder of The Mysterious Press, the creator of Otto Penzler Books, and the editor of many books and anthologies.

General Fields

  • : 9781620870495
  • : Skyhorse Publishing
  • : Skyhorse Publishing
  • : November 2012
  • : 230mm X 152mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 576
  • : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.087208