Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "If you love a mystery, you will love Murderous Schemes." Calgary Herald, July 26, 1997. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: These 32 classic crime stories illuminate the genre's best-known plot constructions--including the locked room, the caper, hoist on their own petards, and over the edge. Covering over 150 years of crime and detective fiction, featuring styles from the hard-boiled to the cozy, Murderous Schemes profiles the writing of Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others.
From the Back Cover: When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed, one of the challenges (and greatest sources of pleasure) for a mystery writer is to visit a well-known plot construction - to try their hand at "the locked room" or "the caper" - perhaps to honor a writer or story they admire, perhaps to try to top them. Now, in Murderous Schemes, renowned mystery writer Donald E. Westlake and J. Madison Davis (current president of the International Association of Crime Writers) offer an illuminating look at eight such mystery conventions, illustrating each with four short stories written by some of the masters of the form. The resulting collection of thirty-two tales spans a hundred and fifty years of crime fiction and includes virtually every style imaginable, from the hard-boiled detective story to the cozy armchair mystery.
Book Condition: New
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Mystery>Anthologies. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978019510321200. Seller Inventory # 02978019510321200
Book Description Oxford University Press 1996-10-31, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0195103211 Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing. Great used condition. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Seller Inventory # Z0195103211Z2
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hardcover, 8vo, 519pp. Slight fading along top edge of boards, else Fine in Fine dustjacket. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 102885
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0195103211
Book Description Oxford University Press, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Very fine book in a very fine price clipped jacket, near flawless!!. Seller Inventory # 002042
Book Description Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.: Oxford Univ Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # W55
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195103211
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 2nd Edition. An anthology of classic detective stories edited and with an introduction by Donald Westlake. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 001206
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195103211
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A stain on the rear cover of the dj bleeding through to the text, overall a very nice used first edition! Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! 519 very fine, unmarked and uncreased suspense-filled pages! "Bringing together a century and a half of superb crime stories, from Poe's 1844 tale of forced confession in 'Thou Art the Man,' to the moder mastery of Lawrence Block's story of thinly veiled evil, 'Someday I'll Plant More Walnut Trees,' Murderous Schemes is a marvelous collection. It will inform and delight anyone who loves mystery and mayhem." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 024392