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Hugh Greene (1) (1910–1987)

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Værker af Hugh Greene

The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Redaktør — 356 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective Stories (1970) — Redaktør — 318 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1973) — Redaktør — 189 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Cosmopolitan Crimes (1971) — Redaktør — 176 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Redaktør — 106 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Victorian Villainies (1984) — Redaktør — 92 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Penguin Complete Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1983) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Second Series (1972) — Creator — 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete First Series (1971) — Creative Consultant — 10 eksemplarer

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An Anthology of 13 tales of crimes that take place in the English countryside. These tales are from Victorian and Edwardian times The crimes are varied and don’t necessarily involve death. There are also property crimes such as theft, vandalism and more.

The majority of the stories were published in periodicals of the time and many only that one time. Some of the authors became well known, some not.

“The Amber Beads” by Fergus Hume was an interesting read for me, as I had read “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab” in 2023 and found that a good read with a number of twists and turns to untangle. The book was published in Australia a year before the first Sherlock Holmes mystery and was a huge success for a number of years. The short story was just as enjoyable.

The introduction is also interesting as it gives the background of the authors and their writing. Some of the authors I’ve read before. Learning of their backgrounds made the stories more interesting and has given me more authors to explore.
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ChazziFrazz | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 27, 2024 |
Enjoyable collection of short stories, some of which feature more detection than others. Also of slightly varying quality (I find Ernest Bramah, alas, to be a pain), but there are a number in here (two seemingly inspired by Whittaker Wright) that really stand out. Good for historians of the genre.
EricCostello | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2021 |
Thirteen detective stories from the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. There's a nice spread of stories, although it's maybe a touch surprising that three of them are second contributions from authors featured earlier in the book. (In two of those cases, Greene takes the opportunity to feature a different detective protagonist, so I guess it all works out.)

If I'm honest, the book starts slow. There isn't much to stories like "The Case of Laker, Absconded" or "The Assyrian Rejuvenator," and the earlier tales have a slightly drier Victorian writing style when compared to the later ones. Things really start to pick up with "Madame Sara," although it's more of a thriller than a mystery - and, frustratingly, the first segment of the serialized novel The Sorceress of the Strand; Greene's introduction doesn't tell us that, which makes the "ending" extremely abrupt. Regardless, L.T. Meade and her co-writer Robert Eustace clearly enjoyed creating the diabolical villainess, and the story/chapter is a lot of fun.

The Most Valuable Player of the collection is Baronness Orczy - famed for The Scarlet Pimpernel books - whose two stories, each with a different detective, are highly enjoyable and very easy to read. The Old Man in the Corner, in particular, is a character worth visiting.

My own favorite story in the collection is William Hope Hodgson's "The Horse of the Invisible," coincidentally the only story I had read before; quality always displays itself, I guess. I am usually no fan of ghost stories, but Hodgson's Carnacki stories have that wonderful, pulpy rationalist-meets-the-unknown flavor that I really enjoy. The Carnacki stories are, in their way, a sort of turn-of-the-century Kolchak: The Night Stalker, with the added benefit that the supernatural element is really terrifying.

Overall, this is a nice little gateway into the realm of British detective ficition, ca. 1900, beyond Arthur Conan Doyle. I think some of the inclusions inadvertently prove why Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories became so popular - they were, after all, a unique combination of well-constructed mysteries, an engaging central figure, and solid prose - but these are still quite satisfying in their own way. Read them as I did: in a cold December, over consecutive nights, with cups of strong hot mocha. You may find that the mood is suddenly quite Christmassy.
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saroz | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 9, 2018 |
Vey similar to Rivals of Shrlock HOlmes, and including some of the same authors, but with stories set outside London. The authors included are Catharine Perkis, Arthur Morrison, Dick Donovan, M. McD. Bodkin, Fergus Hue, L.T. Meade, J. S. Fletcher, Jacques Futrelle, Richard Marsh, Victor l. Whitchurch, and Ernest Bramah.
antiquary | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 27, 2015 |


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Associated Authors

Arthur Morrison Contributor
Jacques Futrelle Contributor
William Le Queux Contributor
George Griffith Contributor
Ernest Bramah Contributor
L.T. Meade Contributor
Richard Marsh Contributor
John Buchan Contributor
Guy Chapman Contributor
L. C. Moyzisch Contributor
Richard Garnett Contributor
Joseph Conrad Contributor
Bernard Newman Contributor
Paul Dukes Contributor
F. M. Bailey Contributor
Vladimir Petrov Contributor
Basil Thomson Contributor
Hugh Kingsmill Contributor
Belle Boyd Contributor
S. T. Coleridge Contributor
Colette Contributor
Fenimore Cooper Contributor
Max Pemberton Contributor
Herbert Greene Contributor
Edmund Blunden Contributor
Thomas Hardy Contributor
H. R. Berndorff Contributor
Rudyard Kipling Contributor
Thomas Mann Contributor
Ian Fleming Contributor
Major Andre Contributor
William Blake Contributor
J. E. Harold Terry Contributor
W. H. Auden Contributor
William James Contributor
O. Henry Contributor
Robert Browning Contributor
T. E. Lawrence Contributor
Eric Ambler Contributor
Anna Seward Contributor
Dennis Wheatley Contributor
Compton Mackenzie Contributor
Paul Gauguin Contributor
lechmere worrall Contributor
Peter Fleming Contributor
Robert Eustace Contributor
Clifford Ashdown Contributor
Emmuska Orczy Contributor
R. Austin Freeman Contributor
Guy Boothby Contributor
Fergus Hume Contributor
J. S. Fletcher Contributor
Dick Donovan Contributor
Clifford Halifax Contributor
Palle Rosenkrantz Contributor
Balduin Groller Contributor
Arnold Bennett Contributor
Maurice Leblanc Contributor
Robert Barr Contributor
Grant Allen Contributor
Francis Walton Contributor
Hugh C. Weir Contributor
William MacHarg Contributor
Francis Lynde Contributor
Arthur B. Reeve Contributor
Edwin Balmer Contributor
J.M. Taylor Contributor
Josiah Flynt Contributor
Arthur Griffiths Contributor
Hawley Smart Contributor
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor
Stephen Crane Contributor
Graham Greene Contributor
H. G. Wells Contributor
Lord Dunsany Contributor
Saki Contributor
W. W. Jacobs Contributor
Stella Rimington Introduction
Nick Hardcastle Illustrator
John Gorham Cover designer
Michael Meyer Translator


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