GUNSLINGING AND HISTORICAL DETECTION
Probably the most honored of all current mystery short story writers, Edward D. Hoch combines ingenious plotting with a strong sense of time and place. The Ripper of Storyville is the first book collection of one of Hoch’s most imaginative creations, Ben Snow, the nineteenth century gunman who wanders through the West—and occasionally the East as well. The book begins with seven rare stories about Ben Snow published more than thirty years ago in The Saint Mystery Magazine and continues with seven more recent tales. Ben solves such mysteries as— The steamboat that vanishes as it leaves Vicksburg, Mississippi; The stallion that can be seen only by the victim; Crime in a Sacramento waxworks; The patent medicine man who claims to be able to stop time itself; Serial killings in old New Orleans; A mysterious death near a temple in Yucatan; and The killing of The Flying Man.
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Edward D. Hoch is the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honor the Grand Master Award, and today’s major exponent of the challenge-to-the-reader detective story.Review:
One of the most entertaining series characters in short fction..." -- Mystery News, March-April 1998
This collection shows how Hoch earned, and has maintained his preeminence in the field. -- Mystery Review, Spring 1998
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Book Description Crippen & Landru, Publishers, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111885941196
Book Description Crippen & Landru, Publishers, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1885941196
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