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Edward D. Hoch (1930–2008)

Forfatter af Great British Detectives

247+ Værker 1,310 Medlemmer 19 Anmeldelser 4 Favorited

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Edward D. Hoch was the most ingenious of modern mystery writers. He was author of more than 900 short stories, winner of the Edgar Award, former President of the Mystery Writers of America, and contributor to every issue of Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine since 1973 until his death in 2008. As John vis mere Dickson Carr remarked, "Satan himself would be proud of his ingenuity." The introduction is by Janet Hutchings, editor of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. vis mindre

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Værker af Edward D. Hoch

Great British Detectives (1991) — Redaktør — 100 eksemplarer
The Fellowship of the Hand (1973) 74 eksemplarer
The Transvection Machine (1971) 63 eksemplarer
The Shattered Raven (1969) 43 eksemplarer
Merry Murder (1994) 39 eksemplarer
The Velvet Touch (2000) 39 eksemplarer
Thefts of Nick Velvet (1978) 30 eksemplarer
The Ripper of Storyville (1962) 29 eksemplarer
The Old Spies Club (1997) 27 eksemplarer
Quests of Simon Ark (1986) 26 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1985 (1985) — Redaktør — 26 eksemplarer
The Frankenstein Factory (1975) 24 eksemplarer
Women Write Murder (1987) — Redaktør — 24 eksemplarer
The Spy and the Thief (1971) 21 eksemplarer
The Night My Friend (1992) 17 eksemplarer
Leopold's Way (1985) 16 eksemplarer
Challenge the Impossible (2018) 15 eksemplarer
The People of the Peacock (1991) 12 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1994 (1994) — Redaktør — 12 eksemplarer
Hoch's Ladies (2019) 9 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1983 (1983) — Editor & Contributor — 8 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1978 (1978) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1979 (1979) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1977 (1977) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Funeral in the Fog (2020) 7 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1976 (1976) — Editor & Contributor — 6 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1993 (1993) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1988 (1988) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories 1981 (1981) — Editor & Contributor — 5 eksemplarer
The Long Way Down 4 eksemplarer
Meine Lieblingsmorde (1997) 4 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1987 (1987) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Mord i krimklubben (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories 1980 (1980) — Editor & Contributor — 3 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1991 (1991) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
The Wolfram Hunters [Short story] (1964) 3 eksemplarer
Zoo 3 eksemplarer
Golpe cibernetico 3 eksemplarer
The Most Dangerous Man 2 eksemplarer
The Gold Buddha Caper (1973) 2 eksemplarer
Se i syne (1984) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Housewife Hustlers 2 eksemplarer
The Spy Who Didn't Remember (1972) 2 eksemplarer
Cloak And Dagger 2 eksemplarer
A Shower of Daggers 2 eksemplarer
På stram line (1983) 2 eksemplarer
The Bad Samaritan (1981) 2 eksemplarer
Second Chance 2 eksemplarer
Assignment: Enigma (1980) 2 eksemplarer
The Last Unicorns 1 eksemplar
Just One More 1 eksemplar
Something Green 1 eksemplar
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1984 (1984) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Another War 1 eksemplar
The Faceless Thing 1 eksemplar
Argosy 1969--January (1969) 1 eksemplar
The Moveable City (1998) 1 eksemplar
Hoch Edward D. 1 eksemplar
A New Life (1996) 1 eksemplar
Golpe cibernetico 1 eksemplar
The Carnival Caper 1 eksemplar
Alfred Hitchcock's Krimi-Stunde. Band 9 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Schock um Mitternacht (1975) 1 eksemplar
Dreizehn [Kurzgeschichte] (1971) 1 eksemplar
Boucheron Bound 1 eksemplar
God of the Playback 1 eksemplar
Old Spies Club 1 eksemplar
A Flash of Red 1 eksemplar
Thirteen [short story] (1971) 1 eksemplar
A Hit for Sarah [short story] (1995) 1 eksemplar
Courier and Ives [short story] (2002) 1 eksemplar
One More Circus [short story] (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Hudson Chain [short story] (1995) 1 eksemplar
Constant Hearses [short story] (2002) 1 eksemplar
A Deal in Horses [short story] (2001) 1 eksemplar
Bouchercon Bound 1 eksemplar
The Joker Is Mild 1 eksemplar
Dracula 1944 1 eksemplar
The Picnic People 1 eksemplar
The Empty Zoo 1 eksemplar
Xeque-Mate 1 eksemplar
The Weekend Magus 1 eksemplar
The Scaring Bell [short story] (2001) 1 eksemplar
Ghost Town [short story] (1961) 1 eksemplar
The Flying Man [short story] (1961) 1 eksemplar
Snow in Yucatan [short story] (1965) 1 eksemplar
Dagger Money [short story] (1997) 1 eksemplar
Frontier Street [short story] (1962) 1 eksemplar
Saratoga Steal [short story] (2001) 1 eksemplar
Tower to Nowhere [short story] (2002) 1 eksemplar
Smothered Mate 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Bidragyder — 781 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits Volume 1 (1993) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 569 eksemplarer
Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov (1989) — Bidragyder — 545 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (1997) — Bidragyder — 522 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Bidragyder — 491 eksemplarer
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 451 eksemplarer
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Bidragyder — 412 eksemplarer
100 Malicious Little Mysteries (1981) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 411 eksemplarer
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Bidragyder — 359 eksemplarer
The Further Adventures of Batman (1989) — Bidragyder — 351 eksemplarer
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Bidragyder — 338 eksemplarer
Tales of Terror (1986) — Bidragyder — 316 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2001) — Bidragyder — 291 eksemplarer
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (1991) — Bidragyder — 287 eksemplarer
Weird Tales (1988) — Bidragyder — 272 eksemplarer
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Bidragyder — 264 eksemplarer
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Bidragyder — 248 eksemplarer
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Bidragyder — 244 eksemplarer
Mistletoe Mysteries (1989) — Bidragyder — 238 eksemplarer
Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (1989) — Bidragyder — 228 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (1995) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer
Stories to Be Read with the Lights On (1973) — Bidragyder — 222 eksemplarer
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 214 eksemplarer
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Bidragyder — 207 eksemplarer
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver204 eksemplarer
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Mord på menuen : 12 historier om mad og mord fra verdenslitteraturen (1984) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 196 eksemplarer
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Bidragyder — 193 eksemplarer
Classical Whodunits (1996) — Bidragyder — 187 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 164 eksemplarer
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer
More Holmes for the Holidays (1999) — Bidragyder — 153 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits (2001) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries (2006) — Bidragyder — 145 eksemplarer
Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) — Bidragyder — 142 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits (1993) — Bidragyder — 140 eksemplarer
Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1991) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
Crime Through Time: Original Tales of Historical Mystery (1997) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine (1979) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Once Upon a Crime (1998) — Bidragyder — 123 eksemplarer
Cat Crimes II (1992) — Bidragyder — 123 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer
Hitchcock præsenterer - det er måden det gøres på! (1968) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer
Locked Room Puzzles (1986) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (2004) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
The Night Awakens (2000) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
Past Poisons (2005) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
Stories to Stay Awake By (1971) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Predators (1993) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Bidragyder — 95 eksemplarer
Murder Most Scottish (1656) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
Vampire Detectives (1995) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Death Dines at 8:30 (2001) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction (2000) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
Stories My Mother Never Told Me [Random House, 25 stories] (1963) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
Night Screams (1996) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
Crime Through Time II (1998) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
Tales to Take Your Breath Away (1976) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
More Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1993) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Purr-Fect Crime (1989) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1997) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
Young Extraterrestrials (1984) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas (1981) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents More Stories My Mother Never Told Me (1964) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (1984) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (1994) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Detective Duos (1997) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
The Other Side of Tomorrow (1973) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Chapter and Hearse: Suspense Stories about the World of Books (1985) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Mystery Cats 3: More Feline Felonies (1995) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Halloween (2001) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Cloak and Dagger: A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories (1988) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Murder on the Aisle (1987) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Phantoms (1989) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Psycho-Paths (1991) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Stories To Stay Awake By [abridged] (1971) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Murder Most Celtic: Tall Tales of Irish Mayhem (2001) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: Vol. 1, No. 1 [Spring 1977] (1966) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver37 eksemplarer
I am Curious (Bloody) (1971) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Rolling Gravestones (1971) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas (1999) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Espionage Stories (1969) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Midnight Specials (1977) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
First Cases 2: First Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths (1997) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Murder Most Merry (2002) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Gentle Invaders (1969) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader (1987) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Distant danger: The 1988 Mystery Writers of America anthology (1988) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Manhattan Mysteries (1987) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Feline and Famous: Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood (1994) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Eastern Ghosts (1990) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Murder Most Confederate: Tales of Crimes Quite Uncivil (2000) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Fiends and Creatures (1975) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes (2002) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
The Shamus Game (2000) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Royal Crimes (1994) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Kill or Cure (1985) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The New Black Mask Quarterly (Number 4) (1986) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Mystery Writing in a Nutshell (2007) — Forord — 17 eksemplarer
Devil Worshipers (1990) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Green for Danger (2003) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
First Cases 4: The Early Years of Famous Detectives (2002) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
The Misadventures of Ellery Queen (2018) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Show Business Is Murder (1983) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery" (1981) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Crime After Crime (1998) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Crookbook (1974) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Ethnic Detectives: Masterpieces of Mystery Fiction (1985) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Bakers Dozen: 13 Short Detective Novels (1987) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (1999) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Make Your Hair Stand on End (1981) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Prime Suspects (1987) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazin I. (1978) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Last Laughs: The 1986 Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1986) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Crisis: ten original stories of science fiction (1974) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories: Seventh Annual Edition (1998) — Bibliography & Necrology — 9 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Mortal Errors (1983) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction (1978) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Wickedest Show on Earth: A Carnival of Circus Suspense (1985) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 23rd Annual Collection (1968) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Dark Lessons: Crime and Detection on Campus (1984) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions (1983) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
ID: Crimes of Identity (2006) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Northern Frights 2 (1994) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen’s Eleven Deadly Sins (1991) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Classic short stories of crime and detection, 1950-1975 (1983) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Realm of the Impossible (2017) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Crime Without Murder (1970) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1979 (1979) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Scenes of Crime (2000) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Sleuths and consequences: an anthology of mystery stories (1966) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 21st Annual Collection (1966) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Child's Ploy (1984) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Crime on the Move (2005) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (1992) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal 3 (1998) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Aces of Mystery (1975) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Every crime in the book: An anthology of mystery stories (1975) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1969/01 (1969) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1982 (1982) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Index to Crime and Mystery Anthologies (1991) — Introduktion — 3 eksemplarer
Mens vi taler om djævelen .... : 19 gys (1977) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1980 (1980) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Weird Worlds #7 (1981) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 2004/03-04 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Missing Persons (1999) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1973 (1973) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 20th Annual Collection (1965) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Voodoo: A Chrestomathy of Necromancy (1980) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1988/03 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1988/04 (1988) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Appendici in giallo 1 (racconti) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Hole in the Wall (1998) — Introduktion — 1 eksemplar
Huset i Goblin Wood og andre mysterier (1993) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Dødens dagbog (1974) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar
Jeg er nysgerrig (blodrød) (1974) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar
La rivista di Alfred Hitchcock n.6 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

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With a title like that, this should be a classic, a great book.
Sorry, it isn't.
Leslie Charteris is a ... well, at least in this entry, he is a terrible writer. He badly over-writes, trying, I guess, to make his character a real character. I just could not finish the first story.
Even Michael Gilbert's "The Cleaners" disappoints, and he's usually dependable.
Dorothy Sayers' "The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey" doesn't really meet expectations, and she is nearly always better.
Well, maybe my three-star rating is off. Maybe two would be more accurate, but you read this small collection, knowing all the people connected, except maybe Charteris, usually do, not just better, but well, and you decide.
… (mere)
 
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morrisonhimself | May 29, 2023 |
I stumbled on Hoch totally by fortuitous accident. Hoch, who died in 2008, was a prolific short story writer with several series to his credit. Perhaps the most famous involves Nick Velvet, a thief who specializes in stealing very odd, often worthless things. For example, why steal three letters (only a certain three) from a building sign and do it while being watched by the police; or, why steal all the water from a certain swimming pool on a certain day, or a rare tiger from a zoo. He accepts only a huge flat fee for his work. Velvet has to be a detective as well as a thief in order to suss out the reasons behind the peculiar requests. He does, and sometimes it requires turning tables on his employer.

This volume also contains stories about Rand, the spy master. Like Velvet, Rand needs to play detective often to figure out the motives behind people’s actions.

I’m hooked and intend to read all the 950 stories. They’re charming.
… (mere)
 
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ecw0647 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2022 |
A short little read that's a nice treat at Christmas time!
It reads on the back, "A Holiday Gift with the compliments of The Mysterious Bookshop", and it is partially set in that bookshop. Ten boxes of books are donated to that bookshop, but one of the books has something really, really important inside it! Nick Velvet is hired to retrieve that item before anyone finds out!
 
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Stahl-Ricco | Dec 26, 2022 |
In my experience, collections of the "year's best" short stories offer works that vary a good bit in (perceived) quality. This collection is no exception.
Despite inclusion of some notable authors (Westlake, Block, and Rendell), I did not find much in terms of real stand-outs, among a group of stories that struck me as ordinary to mediocre. One exception is Clark Howards' "The Dublin Eye" (ranked at 4 stars by me), while selections by Lawrence Block and Michael Z. Lewin were a cut above the rest.

Finally, one has to wonder at the ethics of editor Edward D. Hoch at having chosen one of his own stories among the year's best, especially given that it was (in my estimation) the poorest short story of the group.

Below are listed the stories, with my own ratings (on a scale of 1 to 5 stars).

Lawrence Block: “By the Dawn’s Early Light” 3*
Peggy Wurtz Fisher: “The Pickup” 2*
Stephen Greenleaf: “Iris” 2*
Reginald Hill: “The Worst Crime Known to Man” 2*
Edward D. Hoch: “The Vanished Steamboat” no *
Clark Howards: “The Dublin Eye” 4*
Michael Z. Lewin: “The Reluctant Detective” 3*
John Lutz: “High Stakes” 2*
Gregory McDonald: The Robbery” 2*
Shannon O'Cork: “Well Worth It” 1*
John Pachter: The Dilmun Exchange” 1*
Bill Pronzini: “Skeleton Rattle Your Mouldy Leg” 1*
Ruth Rendell: “Father’s Day” 1*
Donald E. Westlake: “After I’m Gone” 1*
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danielx | Jun 20, 2022 |

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Bill Pronzini Contributor, Editor
Julian Symons Contributor
Jack Ritchie Contributor
Lawrence Block Contributor
Georges Simenon Contributor
James Powell Contributor
Peter Lovesey Author, Contributor
Patricia Moyes Contributor
Craig Rice Contributor
Ed McBain Contributor
Lawrence Treat Contributor
Isaac Asimov Contributor
Marcia Muller Contributor
Ruth Rendell Contributor
Donald E. Westlake Contributor
Dorothy L. Sayers Contributor
G.K. Chesterton Contributor
Michael Gilbert Contributor
Leslie Charteris Contributor
Robert Bloch Contributor
Peter Godfrey Contributor
Brian Garfield Contributor
Helen McCloy Contributor
John D. MacDonald Contributor
Clayton Rawson Contributor
Hugh Pentecost Contributor
John Dickson Carr Contributor
Barry N. Malzberg Contributor
Jon L. Breen Contributor
William Brittain Contributor
Ellery Queen Contributor
Barbara Callahan Contributor
James Holding Contributor, Cover artist
Robert L. Pike Contributor
Joyce Harrington Contributor
James Yaffe Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor
Thomas Walsh Contributor
J. F. Peirce Contributor
John F. Suter Contributor
Michael Collins Contributor
Mignon G. Eberhart Contributor
Ernest Savage Contributor
Frank Sisk Contributor
Jerry Jacobson Contributor
Clark Howard Contributor
Paul Theroux Contributor
Etta Revesz Contributor
Margaret Cole Contributor
Mignon Eberhart Contributor
Cornell Woolrich Contributor
G. D. H. Cole Contributor
Josh Pachter Introduction
James McKimmey Contributor
Geoffrey Bush Contributor
James McClure Contributor
Frederick Forsyth Contributor
Edward Hunsburger Contributor
Patricia McGerr Contributor
Robert Colby Contributor
Jack Adrian Contributor
Shizuko Natsuki Contributor
Barbara Owens Contributor
Barry Perowne Contributor
Joyce Porter Contributor
Laurence Sheehan Contributor
Brendan DuBois Contributor
John Lutz Contributor
Avram Davidson Contributor
Antonia Fraser Contributor
Ruth Graviros Contributor
Jane Speed Contributor
Elizabeth Peters Contributor
Elizabeth A. Lynn Contributor
Francis M. Nevins Contributor
Stephen King Contributor
Edward Wellen Contributor
Henry T. Parry Contributor
Charles Boeckman Contributor
Gerald Tomlinson Contributor
S. S. Rafferty Contributor
Henry Slesar Contributor
Rich Rainey Contributor
Pauline C Smith Contributor
Doug Allyn Contributor
Charles W. Runyon Contributor
Jesse Hill Ford Contributor
Connie Holt Contributor
Zena Collier Contributor
William F. Nolan Contributor
William Bankier Contributor
Dick Francis Contributor
David Ely Contributor
Geoffrey Norman Contributor
P. D. James Contributor
Romas Kukalis Cover artist
Vincent DiFate Cover artist
Astrid Borger Translator

Statistikker

Værker
247
Also by
234
Medlemmer
1,310
Popularitet
#19,606
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
19
ISBN
130
Sprog
8
Udvalgt
4

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