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Books to Die for

The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
(Book - 2012)
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With so many mystery novels to choose from and so many new titles appearing each year, where should the reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In this anthology the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about themselves and their work as they do about the books that they love, more than 120 authors from twenty countries have created this guide.
Title: Books to die for
the world's greatest mystery writers on the world's greatest mystery novels
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2012.
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed.
Characteristics: xxii, 537 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text, still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: 1993: Jill McGown, Murder ... Now and then / Sophie Hannah
1993: Scott Smith, A Simple Plan / Michael Koryta
1994: Peter Ackroyd, Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (aka the Trial of Elizabeth Cree) / Barbara Nadel
1994: Caleb Carr, The Alienist / Reggie Nadelson
1994: Henning Mankell, The Man Who Smiled / Ann Cleeves
1995: James Ellroy, American Tabloid / Stuart Neville
1996: George Pelecanos, The Big Blowdown / Declan Burke
1997: Suzanne Berne, A Crime in the Neighborhood / Thomas H. Cook
1997: Natsuo Kirino, Out (Auto) / Diane Wei Liang
1997: Walter Mosley, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned / Martyn Waites
1997: Ian Rankin, Black and Blue / Brian McGilloway
1997: Donald E. Westlake, The Ax / Lisa Lutz
1998: Cara Black, Murder in the Marais / Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
1998: Reginald Hill, On Beulah Height / Val McDermid
1998: Daniel Woodrell, Tomato Red / Reed Farrel Coleman
1999: J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace / Margie Orford
1999: Robert Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon / Shane Maloney
2000: David Peace, Nineteen Seventy-Four / Eoin McNamee
2000: Scott Phillips, The Ice Harvest / Eoin Colfer
2001: Harlan Coben, Tell no One / Sebastian Fitzek
2001: Dennis Lehane, Mystic River / Chris Mooney
2005: Peter Temple, The Broken Shore / John Harvey
2007: Gil Adamson, The Outlander / C.J. Carver
2007: James Lee Burke, The Tin Roof Blowdown / Katherine Howell
2007: Laura Lippman, What the Dead Know / Bill Loehfelm
2007: Perihan Magden, Escape / Mehmet Murat Somer
2008: Mark Gimenez, The Perk / Anne Perry.
1976: Mary Stewart, Touch not the Cat / M.J. Rose
1976: Newton Thornburg, Cutter and Bone / George Pelecanos
1976: Trevanian, The Main / John McFetridge
1977: Edward Bunker, The Animal Factory / Jens Lapidus
1977: John Gregory Dunne, True Confessions / S.J. Rozan
1977: Ruth Rendell, A Judgement in Stone / Peter Robinson
1978: James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss / Dennis Lehane
1979: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Southern Seas (Los mares del sur) / Leonardo Padura
1980: Andreu Martín, Prótesis (Prosthesis) / Cristina Fallarás
1981: Robert B. Parker, Early Autumn / Colin Bateman
1981: Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park / Jean-Christophe Grangé
1982: Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi / Meg Gardiner
1982: Stephen King, Different Seasons / Paul Cleave
1982: Sara Paretsky, Indemnity Only / Dedra Say Mitchell
1983: Elmore Leonard, LaBrava / James W. Hall
1984: Kem Nunn, Tapping the Source / Denise Hamilton
1987: Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency / Christopher Brookmyre
1988: Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs / Kathy Reichs
1988: Sara Paretsky, Toxic Shock (aka Blood Shot) / N.J. Cooper
1990: A.S. Byatt, Possession / Erin Hart
1990: Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem / Kathryn Fox
1990: Derek Raymond, I was Dora Suarez / Ian Rankin
1991: Lawrence Block, A Dance at the Slaughterhouse / Alison Gaylin
1992: Michael Connelly, The Black Echo / John Connolly
1992: Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (aka Smilla's Sense of Snow) / Michael Robotham
1992: Philip Kerr, A Philosophical Investigation / Paul Johnston
1992: Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter / Julia Spencer-Fleming
1992: Richard Price, Clockers / Gar Anthony Haywood
1992: James Sallis, The Long-Legged Fly / Sara Gran
1992: Donna Tartt, The Secret History / Tana French.
1947: Georges Simenon, Act of Passion (Lettre àmon juge) / John Banville
1947: Mickey Spillance, I, the Jury / Max Allen Collins
1948: Carolyn Keene, The Ghost of Blackwood Hall / Liza Marklund
1948: Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair / Louise Penny
1949: Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister / Michael Connelly
1949: Josephine Tey, Brat Farror / Margaret Maron
1950: Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train / Adrian McKinty
1952: Margery Allingham, The Tiger in the Smoke / Phil Rickman
1953: Elliott Chaze, Black Wings has my Angel (aka One for the Money) / Bill Pronzini
1953: William P. McGivern, The Big Heat / Eddie Muller
1958: John D. MacDonald, The Executioners (aka Cape Fear) / Jeffrey Deaver
1958: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The Pledge / Elisabetta Bucciarelli
1960: Clarence Cooper Jr., The Scene / Gary Phillips
1960: Margaret Millar, A Stranger in my Grave / Declan Hughes
1960: Harry Whittington, A Night for Screaming / Bill Crider
1960: Charles Willeford, The Woman Chaser / Scott Phillips
1962: Eric Ambler, The Light of Day (aka Topkapi) / M.C. Beaton
1962: P.D. James, Cover her Face / Deborah Crombie
1962: Kenneth Orvis, The Damned and the Destroyed / Lee Child
1962: Richard Start, The Hunter (aka Point Blank and Payback) / F. Paul Wilson
1963: Nicolas Freeling, Gun Before Butter (aka Question of Loyalty) / Jason Goodwin
1963: John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold / Élmer Mendoza
1963: Ed McBain, Ten Plus One / Deon Meyer
1964: Ross Macdonald, The Chill / John Connolly
1964: Jim Thompson, Pop. 1280 / Jo Nesbø
1965: Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna / Qui Xiaolong
1966: Truman Capote, In Cold Blood / Joseph Wambaugh
1967: Agatha Christie, Endless Night / Lauren Henderson
1968: Peter Dickinson, Skin Deep (aka the Glass-Sided Ants' Nest) / Laurie R. King
1969: Ross Macdonald, The Goodbye Look / Linwood Barclay
1970: Joseph Hansen, Fadeout / Marcia Muller
1970: George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle / Elmore Leonard
1971: James McClure, The Steam Pig / Mike Nicol
1973: Tony Hillerman, Dance Hall of the Dead / William Kent Krueger
1974: Donald Goines, Daddy Cool / Ken Bruen
1975: James Crumley, The Wrong Case / David Corbett
1975: Colin Dexter, Last Bus to Woodstock / Paul Charles
1976: Jean-Patrick Manchette, 3 to Kill (Le petti bleu de la côte ouest) / James Sallis.
1841: Edgar Allan Poe, The Dupin Tales / J. Wallis Martin
1853: Charles Dickens, Bleak House / Sara Paretsky
1859: Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities / Rita Mae Brown
1867: Metta Fuller Victor, The Dead Letter / Karin Slaughter
1868: Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone / Andrew Taylor
1892: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Linda Barnes
1902: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles / Carol O'Connell
1928: Liam O'Flaherty, The Assassin / Declan Burke
1929: Erskine Caldwell, The Bastard / Allan Guthrie
1930: Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon / Mark Billingham
1931: Dashiell Hammett, The Glass Key / David Peace
1932: Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase / Rebecca Chance
1932: Leslie Charteris, The Holy Terror (aka the Saint v. Scotland Yard) / David Downing
1933: Paul Cain, Fast One / Chuck Hogan
1934: James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice / Joseph Finder
1934: Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express (aka Murder on the Calis Coach) / Kelli Stanley
1938: Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca / Minette Walters
1938: Graham Greene, Brighton Rock / Peter James
1938: Rex Stout, Too Many Cooks / Arlene Hunt
1939: Geoffrey Household, Rogue Male / Charlaine Harris
1940: Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely / Joe R. Lansdale
1941: Patrick Hamilton, Hangover Square / Laura Wilson
1942: James M. Cain, Love's Lovely Counterfeit / Laura Lippman
1943: Léo Malet, 120, Rue de la Gare / Cara Black
1946: Edmund Crispin, The Moving Toyshop / Ruth Dudley Edwards
1947: Dorothy B. Hughes, In a Lonely Place / Megan Abbott.
Summary: With so many mystery novels to choose from and so many new titles appearing each year, where should the reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In this anthology the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about themselves and their work as they do about the books that they love, more than 120 authors from twenty countries have created this guide.
Local Note: 53 61 62 64 67 70 78 80 118 173 210 211 222 231 244
Additional Contributors: Burke, Declan
Connolly, John 1968-
ISBN: 1476710368
9781476710365
1451696574
9781451696578
Statement of Responsibility: edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Detective and mystery stories Bibliography. Detective and mystery stories Reviews. Detective and mystery stories History and criticism.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories
LCCN: 2012029221
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Jul 06, 2013
  • stclaireh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Some of my favorite mystery writers, discussing their favorite authors and mysteries. Just what I needed, more ideas to add to my TBR pile. So many books, but never enough time to read all of them. A great resource book for mystery lovers.

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