The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries

Michael Sims


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Penguin Books Ltd
4 January 2024
ISBN: 9780143137535
304 pages

From the publisher

A scintillating and unusual anthology of lost treasures from the timeless murder mystery genre

For The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, writer and anthologist Michael Sims did not summon the usual suspects. He sought the unfamiliar, the unjustly forgotten, and little-known gems by writers from outside the genre. This historical tour of one of our most popular literary categories includes stories never-before reprinted, features rebellious early "lady detectives", and spotlights former stars of the crime field. For twenty-first century connoisseurs of crime, The Penguin Books of Murder Mysteries celebrates how the nineteenth century added a fierce modern twist to the ancient theme of bloody murder.