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The big book of rogues and villains : the most comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled! / edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler.

Penzler, Otto. (Editor). Meade, L. T., 1844-1914 At the edge of the crater. (Added Author). Allen, Grant, 1848-1899 Episode of the Mexican steer. (Added Author). Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 Body snatcher. (Added Author). Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 Dracula's guest. (Added Author). Morrison, Arthur, 1863-1945 Narrative of Mr. James Rigby. (Added Author). Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William), 1866-1921 Ides of March. (Added Author). Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 Story of a young robber. (Added Author). London, Jack, 1876-1916 Moon-face. (Added Author). Doyle, C. W. (Charles William), 1852-1903 Shadow of Quong Lung. (Added Author). Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931 Fire of London. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525432487
  • ISBN: 0525432485
  • Physical Description: xv, 911 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Subtitle from cover.
Formatted Contents Note: At the edge of the crater / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The episode of the Mexican seer / Grant Allen -- The body snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dracula's guest / Bram Stoker -- The narrative of Mr. James Rigby / Arthur Morrison -- The ides of March / E. W. Hornung -- The story of a young robber / Washington Irving -- Moon-face / Jack London -- The shadow of Quong Lung / C. W. Doyle -- The fire of London / Arnold Bennett -- Madame Sara / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The affair of the man who called himself Hamilton Cleek / Thomas W. Hanshew -- The mysterious railway passenger / Maurice Leblanc -- An unposted letter / Newton MacTavish -- The adventure of "The Brain" / Bertram Atkey -- The kailyard novel / Clifford Ashdown -- The parole of Gevil-hay / K. & Hesketh Prichard -- The Hammerpond Park burlglary / H. G. Wells -- The zayat kiss / Sax Rohmer -- The infallible Godahl / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The caballero's way / O. Henry -- Conscience in art / O. Henry -- The unpublishable memoirs / A. S. W. Rosenbach -- The Universal Covered Carpet Tack Company / George Randolph Chester -- Boston Blackie's code / Jack Boyle -- The gray seal / Frank L. Packard -- The dignity of honest labor / Percival Pollard -- The eyes of the Countess Gerda / May Edginton -- The willow walk / Sinclair Lewis -- A retrieved reformation / O. Henry -- The burglar / John Russell -- Portrait of a Murderer / Q. Patrick -- KArmesin and the big flea / Gerald Kersh -- The very raffles-like episode of Castor and Pollux, diamonds de luxe / Harry Stephen Keeler -- The most dangerous game / Richard Connell -- Four Square Jane / Edgar Wallace -- A fortune in tin / Edgar Wallace -- The genuine old master / David Durham -- The colonel gives a party / Everett Rhodes Castle -- Footsteps of fear / Vincent Starrett -- The signed masterpiece / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke -- "His lady" to the rescue / Bruce Graeme -- On getting an introduction / Edgar Wallace -- The fifteen murderers / Ben Hecht -- The damsel in distress / Leslie Charteris -- After-dinner story / William Irish -- The mystery of the golden skull / Donald E. Keyhoe -- We are all dead / Bruno Fischer -- Horror insured / Paul Ernst -- A shock for the countess / C. S. Montanye -- A shabby millionaire / Christopher B. Booth -- Crimson shackles / Frederick C. Davis -- The adventures of the voodoo moon / Eugene Thomas -- The copper bowl / George Fielding Eliot -- The cat-woman / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The theft from the empty room / Edward D. Hoch -- The shill / Stephen Marlowe -- The Dr. Sherrock commission / Frank McAuliffe -- In round figures / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The racket buster / Erle Stanley Gardner -- Sweet music / Robert L. Fish -- The Ehrengraf experience / Lawrence Block -- Quarry's luck / Max Allan Collins -- The partnership / David Morrell -- Blackburn sins / Bradley Denton -- The black spot / Loren D. Estleman -- Car trouble / Jas. D. Petrin -- Keller on the spot / Lawrence Block -- Boudin noir / R. T. Lawton -- Like a thief in the night / Lawrence Block -- Too many crooks / Donald E. Westlake.
Summary, etc.: An Edgar Award-winning editor presents the largest compendium of the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths and killers who have starred in mystery fiction over the past 150 years through 72 handpicked stories that introduce the most depraved of psyches.
Subject: Villains in literature.
Criminals > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories

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