- Paperback: 500 pages
- Publisher: Robinson, London (30 Aug. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841193739
- ISBN-13: 978-1841193731
- Package Dimensions: 19.2 x 13.2 x 4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits: A new collection (Mammoth Books) Paperback – 30 Aug 2001
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Spanning the most fascinating eras of history, we move from the ancient world to medieval Europe - but always with a common thread running throughout: the solving of a baffling murder-mystery by an intrepid sleuth of the day...So without further delay, discover. * How the Roman orator Quintilian solves a murder, Perry Mason style, in the 1st century AD * What became of the missing cavalry general Arcturus. His sword is found at the bottom of a lake but where is he? * How a murder set days after the death of Arthur involves both the Celts and the Saxons * How a girl's visions in Celtic Wales help uncover a terrible crime * What happens when Robin Hood and Maid Marion team up to solve a supernatural murder...* How a Jack-the-Ripper like serial killer is brought to justice in Elizabethan London Plus 30 more baffling historical conundrums, both classic and specially commissioned, including Michael Kurland, Wallace Nicholls, Richard Butler, Tom Holt, Amy Myers, Mary Reed, Martin Edwards, Clayton Emery, Susanna Gregory, Derek Wilson, Mat Coward, Marilyn Todd, and many more.
About the Author
Mike Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books including the bestselling Mammoths Comic Fantasy, Seriously Comic Fantasy and Fantasy, and the crime-fiction collections The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits and The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits.
He lives in Chatham, Kent.
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Beginning with the Ancient World, Ashley takes an excerpt from Herodotus (the "Father of History" and his "History of the Persian War"); it follows a 20th century account of ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Peters! In the second section,he features a treasured collection of medieval stories (Ellis Peters, Paul Harding, to name two).
Part III is the "Regency and Gaslight" section--with a real thriller by John Dickson Carr, among the others. The final section is "Holmes and Beyond," featuring a little-known but exciting nonetheless story by Arthur Conan Doyle titled "The Case of the Deptford Horror."
What is the most exciting thing about this anthology is that it represents a terrific "gathering" of literary "wizards" and their "whodunits." All are short stories (and naturally short stories cannot really be compared to novels, as the objectives, the vehicles, the whole purpose is entirely different), but what a whallop they pack.
In addition, Ashley gives us an informative (and readable) introduction, with a foreward by Ellis Peters, also not to be missed.
This is a proud collection, a nice addition to one's personal mystery library!
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