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The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuth and Private Eye Stories: (Mystery Anthology, Sleuth Stories) (The Series of Extraordinary Mystery Stories) Paperback – September 15, 2019
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A Collection of the Best and Newest Private Eye Mysteries
“I have been a fan of Maxim Jakubowski for years. There just is no finer mystery writer and editor anywhere.” ―Alexander Algren, author of Out in a Flash: Murder Mystery Flash Fiction
Collected by one of the genre's eminent editors, Maxim Jakubowski. Dive right into the mysterious and thrilling world of amateur sleuths and private eye stories! One of the best mystery books of this century, this volume features outstanding new stories of crime, derring-do, fast-paced adventures, and puzzles, featuring hardy amateur sleuths ranging from young to old and grizzled private eyes whose patches cover the city streets, all in the hallowed tradition of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe and more.
Never-before-seen stories from your favorite mystery authors. Jakubowski’s many anthologies, like The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories, have attracted plenty of attention and awards. His newest collection, The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stories, features never-before-seen stories by some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today. Whether the victim was done in at the party uptown or discovered in the other room of a particularly difficult individual, these mysteries will have you gripping at the edge of your seat.
Also don’t miss other mystery books by Maxim Jakubowski:
- The Book of Extraordinary Impossible Crimes and Puzzling Deaths
- The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories
- The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories
- The Return of Sherlock Holmes
If you're a fan of The Best American Mystery Stories series, The Dead Daughter series by Thomas Fincham, or Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, you’ll love The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stories.
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“An intriguing mixture of past tradition and future-shock dystopia, written by a giant of the genre...highly recommended.” ―Lee Childs, author of the Jack Reacher novels
“I have been a fan of Maxim Jakubowski for years. There just is no finer mystery writer and editor anywhere. Find a comfortable chair and a strong drink and prepare to be enthralled.” ―Alexander Algren, author of Out in a Flash: Murder Mystery Flash Fiction
“The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stores is a stunning collection, simply the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year and a real treat for crime-fiction fans. I highly recommend!” ―Leonard Carpenter, author of the Conan the Barbarian books and Lusitania Lost
“Maxim Jakubowski is deeply experienced in the field... Sometimes a brief zap of great writing is just what you’re in the mood for or have time for. That’s when anthologies like his are ideal....intellectually outstanding.” ―New York Journal of Books
About the Author
- Publisher : Mango (September 15, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 268 pages
- ISBN-10 : 164250078X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1642500783
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you have Jakubowski's other book, EXTRAORDINARY IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES & PUZZLING DEATHS, you might notice some familiar authors included here as well. Take DARKNESS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT, where a social club comprised of amateur sleuths attempts to recreate crime scenes to solve the case. Their methods, style, and humor are hard to digest. THE SINGLE HANDED SOLDIER is a period period piece set in antiquity of Roman Britain. Like THE GOLDEN PRINCESS found in the other book, it is a really weak entry for a mystery.
Now if you endured all that crud, you'll be rewarded with a few gems, such as REVELATION. It's a gripping tale of a photographer obsessed with solving a missing person case from years ago, full of intrigue and good detective work too. Then there's THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING VERMEER and AROUND THE WORLD IN FIVE SERIAL MURDERS, with its baffling ending.
Due to the high number of rejects, I cannot recommend this book. Please, save yourself some money.
Seniors with creeping dementia will be challenged by its humor, pedestrian narrative and unimaginative conclusions.