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The Oxford book of English detective stories
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Short stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories, Detective and mystery fiction. Crime stories.
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The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories gathers thirty-three engrossing tales of crime, ranging from the birth of the genre to the present day. All the giants of English mystery are here - Sherlock Holmes, indefatigably tracking the details of the theft of Colonel Ross's prize horse, Silver Blaze, and the murder of its trainer. In "The Oracle of the Dog," G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown sits calmly in his study, solving at a distance the perplexing murder of Colonel Druce: was it the foreign Dr. Valentine, the foppish lawyer Traill, or Floyd, the exuberant American secretary? P.D. James sends Chief Superintendent Dalgliesh on the trail of a mysterious death from some seventy years before--a case with a final, darkly ironic twist. And Robert Barnard grimly lampoons English academe in "The Oxford Way of Death."