The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914
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English
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9781643130712, 1643130714

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Davis (More Deadly Than the Male, editor) makes a welcome addition to early English detective fiction anthologies. Unlike scholars who date the birth of the genre to Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," Davis starts with an earlier short story, "The Secret Cell" by Poe's nemesis, William Evans Burton. That tale remains enjoyable today, with its dramatic account of the search for a missing 17-year-old servant, who stood to inherit a fortune from her employer. Other solid entries will also be new to many, such as an excerpt from the pseudonymous Charles Felix's The Notting Hill Mystery, an epistolary novel about a woman who supposedly drank a fatal dose of acid while sleepwalking. Davis's decision to excerpt novels doesn't always work: The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Phantom of the Opera creator Gaston Leroux doesn't deserve to be spoiled by a section from its denouement.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Davis, G., Burton, W. E. 1., Poe, E. A., Dickens, C., Braddon, M. E. 1., Felix, C., Gaboriau, E., Collins, W., Morrison, A., & Hornung, E. W. 1. (2019). The rivals of Sherlock Holmes: the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914 (First Pegasus books cloth edition.). Pegasus Crime.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Graeme, Davis et al.. 2019. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837-1914. New York: Pegasus Crime.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Graeme, Davis et al.. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837-1914 New York: Pegasus Crime, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Davis, Graeme,, et al. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837-1914 First Pegasus books cloth edition., Pegasus Crime, 2019.

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