» » Best of Detective Stories

Download Best of Detective Stories

Download Best of Detective Stories
13.7 MB
E-Books
Language: English
Category: E-Books
Title: Best of Detective Stories
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 986
Downloads: 20
Size:
13.7 MB

Files

  • Best of Detective Stories (gnv64).pdf (13.7 MB)

Info

If you're a lover of detective, you've come to the right place. Even if you’ve never read a detective novel before, surely you’ve seen these stories on the big screen, as these stories contain some of the greatest characters ever created.

If you're a lover of detective, you've come to the right place. What Did These Detective Books Do To Qualify For This List. Any time you are ranking the best of something the results are usually somewhat subjective but we have did our best to come up with a list the readers of the detective genre will truly like.

Читать онлайн - Poe Edgar Allan. The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories.

But what led up to the first detective story? Was there a day before which there was no literature of this type and after which there was? Were there precursors or prototypes? There were

But what led up to the first detective story? Was there a day before which there was no literature of this type and after which there was? Were there precursors or prototypes? There were. Dorothy L. Sayers - herself a master craftswoman and major contributor to the field - wondered why there had been no detective stories earlier than Poe's story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue. After all, puzzle fiction had been around for centuries - nay, millennia - and protagonists of these stories had all the apparent elements of a good detective.

While the detective story is founded on rules that remain important today, the distinctly American "take" on these . It is worth noting that all but one of those 'best' detective stories in the 1928 anthology were written by British authors

While the detective story is founded on rules that remain important today, the distinctly American "take" on these rules has vastly enriched the genre. When Rosemary Herbert and I determined to select stories that would trace the evolution of the American detective short story, we discovered that I was far from the first American author to break or bend the rules. It is worth noting that all but one of those 'best' detective stories in the 1928 anthology were written by British authors. It was the golden age of the classic form, and though the American Poe was considered the inventor of the form, England was where the traditional side of the genre flourished.

No list of the best detective novels would be complete, perhaps, without something from one of the most . There’s a funny story about the famous 1946 film adaptation of this 1939 book, one of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novels.

No list of the best detective novels would be complete, perhaps, without something from one of the most prolific and popular authors in the genre (in this case, it’s a Hercule Poirot novel). But The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) is noteworthy because it breaks all the rules and has a remarkable twist ending, which we won’t say anything more about here because it would be the king of spoilers. Suffice to say, this novel is widely regarded as one of Christie’s best novels.

Best American Detectiv.

Reading Detective Stories worksheet - FREE worksheet: Reading Comprehension, past simple, past . A brief summary on the history of Detective Stories with some comprehension questions.

Reading Detective Stories worksheet - FREE worksheet: Reading Comprehension, past simple, past continuous. eading and writing: Detective Stories. A collection of ESL, EFL reading comprehension exercises to teach about. Yesterday night somebody broke into our neighbor’s house. He stole everything h. etective Stories worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers. It is a good kick off before workking with any detective story, I use it before reading a Sherlock Holmes tale. Taxt taken and adapted from Encarta.



Best of Detective Stories
P.B.D. PUBLICATIONS | 2007 | ISBN 81-8213-029-8 | PDF | 352 pages | 13.6 mb

scanned to PDF by me.
This book "The Detective Stories" is an acclaimed sub-genre of crime fiction, important for its high entertainment value, the contributions of its best writers, and its influences on other aspects of popular culture (films, radio and television drama). The private detectives' antecedents may be traced all the way back to Sherlock Holmes. The 17 stories in this book represent some of the finest short detective fiction of the past half century, by most of the writers who have helped define and are in the process of redefining detective literature.

Contents

MAX ALLAN COLLINS The Strawberry Teardrop (Nate Heller)
EDWARD GORMAN The Reason Why (Jack Dwyer)
STUART M. KAMINSKY Busted Blossoms (Toby Peters)
HENRY KANE Suicide is Scandalous (Peter Chambers)
RAYMOND CHANDLER Wrong Pigeon (Philip Marlowe)
STEPHEN MARLOWE Wanted—Dead and Alive (Chester Drum)
ROSS MACDONALD Guilt-Edged Blonde (Lew Archer)
LOREN D. ESTLEMAN Greektown (Amos Walker)
BILL PRONZINI Skeleton Rattle Your Mouldy Leg (Nameless Detective)
LAWRENCE BLOCK Out of the Window (Matt Scudder)
STEPHEN GREENLEAF Iris (John Marshall Tanner)
CARROLL JOHN DALY Not My Corpse (Race Williams)
WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT Stolen Star (Joe Puma)
MICHAEL COLLINS A Reason to Die (Dan Fortune) E
DWARD D. HOCH The Other Eye (A/Darlan)
SUE GRAFTON She Didn't Come Home (Kinsey Millhone)
JOHN LUTZ Ride the Lighting (Alo Nudger)

This is the 2nd of my 4 detective story anthologies. I have already scanned & uploaded thr the Oxford Book of Detective Stories earlier. If I get time, I shall scan the remaining 2!

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8274/bestofdetectivestories.jpg

Best of Detective Stories