A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 PDF/EPUB ✓

A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 PDF/EPUB ✓
  • Hardcover
  • 576 pages
  • A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2
  • Howard Haycraft
  • English
  • 02 October 2017

A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2[Ebook] ➠ A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 By Howard Haycraft – Essayreview.co.uk A collection of novels, novelettes, and short stories The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler The Bone of Contention Dorothy L Sayers The Arrow of God Leslie Charters I Can Find My Way Out Ngaio Marsh Instead A collection of Great PDF ↠ of novels, novelettes, and short stories The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler The Bone of Contention Dorothy L Sayers The Arrow of God Leslie Charters I Can Find My Way Out Ngaio Marsh Instead of Evidence Rex Stout Rift in the Loot Stuart Palmer Craig Rice The Man Who Explained Miracles Carter Dickson Rebecca Daphne du Maurier.


About the Author: Howard Haycraft

A publisher, of Great PDF ↠ editor, critic and anthologist who wrote one of the first serious books of criticism of the mystery detective genre, Murder for Pleasure The Life and times of the Detective Story , still in print and considered a classic He also edited a number of interesting and important anthologies.


10 thoughts on “A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2

  1. says:

    This the second volume of the mystery collection It contains couple of novels and some short stories I already read the novels before but the short stories were the real gem If you like classic mysteries then you will like the stories.

  2. says:

    I ve been wanting to read some good traditional mysteries, and when I saw that this collection starts out with Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep which I actually had in my hand to purchase when I saw this Treasury I immediately picked it up.Chandler s an amazing writer, though he tends to cycle from brilliant and innovative metaphor to clich s Though, for all I know, he created the clich s, I doubt he created all of them Starting the collection with Chandler must have drew many readers to buy I ve been wanting to read some good traditional mysteries, and when I saw that this collection starts out with Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep which I actually had in my hand to purchase when I saw this Treasury I immediately picked it up.Chandler s an amazing writer, though he tends to cycle from brilliant and innovative metaphor to clich s Though, for all I know, he created the clich s, I doubt he created all of them Starting the collection with Chandler must have drew many readers to buy the book, but it also made the rest of the stories, except the final one, fall a bit flat.The last story is Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca, which is beautifully written, though also much like watching a neurotic train derail itself The narrator, much later in her life, is describing how her then new husband came under suspicion for the murder of his first wife except that that isn t at all what the book is about It sa gothic romance than a mystery.The middle stories are short stories, a Lord Peter Whimsy by Dorothy L Sayers a Saint by Leslie Charteris a very strange short story by Ngaio Marsh a Nero Wolfe by Rex Stout a slightly humorous story by Stuart Palmer and Craig Rice about a slightly shady lawyer, John J Malone and an old style guy gets the girl during mystery by Carter Dickson They make a decent representation of the state of mystery stories of the time.If I see Volume I I ll definitely pick it up

  3. says:

    I think if you re interested in the history of mystery fiction, and this includes some of its most famous characters, then this two volume set is probably a good introduction for a reader For me, it leaned a bit heavily on the British cozy type of tales that are not really my favorite form of this type of fiction.Passing notice is give to American work with the inclusion of the Philip Marlowe novel The Big Sleep and a Nero Wolfe tale The Wolfe story in the second volume is probably my favorite I think if you re interested in the history of mystery fiction, and this includes some of its most famous characters, then this two volume set is probably a good introduction for a reader For me, it leaned a bit heavily on the British cozy type of tales that are not really my favorite form of this type of fiction.Passing notice is give to American work with the inclusion of the Philip Marlowe novel The Big Sleep and a Nero Wolfe tale The Wolfe story in the second volume is probably my favorite in that book, as I enjoyed the interaction among the Archie, Nero and the other players in the mystery.The Peter Wimsey and Hildegarde Withers stories are ok But, really I think this two volume set isfor those interested in the past and I would recommend readingcurrent mysteries after this to see how the genre has evolved

  4. says:

    I m so glad I found this anthology Great mystery authors have contributed short stories for this book Some authors were familiar to me like Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout, and Daphne du Maurier New to me were Dorothy L Sayers and Carter Dickenson Daphne du Maurier s story titled Rebecca I personally felt dragged on too long, although when you finally get around to the ending you ll be totally surprised how everything turns out And isn t that what a good mystery is all about.

  5. says:

    Chandler, Sayers, Marsh, du Maurier, and others

  6. says:

    Philip Marlowe 01 the Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Lord Peter Wimsey the Bone of Contention by Dorothy L Sayers Saint the Arrow of God by Leslie Charteris Roderick Alleyn I Can Find My Way Out by Ngaio Marsh Nero Wolfe Instead of Evidence by Rex Stout Rift in the Loot by Stuart Palmer Sir Henry Merrivale the Man Who Explained Miracles by Carter Dickson Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recom Philip Marlowe 01 the Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Lord Peter Wimsey the Bone of Contention by Dorothy L Sayers Saint the Arrow of God by Leslie Charteris Roderick Alleyn I Can Find My Way Out by Ngaio Marsh Nero Wolfe Instead of Evidence by Rex Stout Rift in the Loot by Stuart Palmer Sir Henry Merrivale the Man Who Explained Miracles by Carter Dickson Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again

  7. says:

    This is a 1957 collection volume 2 no less of mysteries the authors think are great OK, if you ve never read Chandler s The Big Sleep or duMarier s Rebecca, go ahead and pick up the volume they take up almost 3 4 of the book anyway Everything else inside is entirely forgettable.

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