THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF MODERN CRIME STORIES by George--Ed. Hardinge

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF MODERN CRIME STORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

At 512 pages, ""Mammoth"" stretches it a bit, but this generous selection of 40 stories picked from the original 193 that have appeared in the 17 volumes of Winter's Crimes, Britain's famed crime-fiction annual, should please most mystery fans. Editor Hardings, founder of the series, here offers tales (some of which have achieved US publication elsewhere) by such luminaries as Eric Ambler, Dick Francis, P.D. James, Peter Lovesey, Ruth Rendell, Julian Symons, etc. The emphasis is British, of course--even American odd-man-out Michael Z. Lewin sets his contribution, ""The Reluctant Detective,"" in England--so readers interested in the best of the British best will find it here.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1987
Publisher: Carroll & Graf