Table of contents for Death by pen : the Longman anthology of detective fiction from Poe to Paretzsky / [compiled by] Deane Mansfield-Kelley, Lois A. Marchino.


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Preface xi
INTRODUCTION 1
CRITICAL ESSAY   11
John Ball Murder at Large  11
I. THE AMATEUR DETECTIVE            25
CRITICAL ESSAYS AND COMMENTARIES       29
Patricia D. Maida and Nicholas B. Spornick  From "The
Puzzle-Game"  29
Nancy Ellen Talburt and Juana R. Young  The Many Guises of
the Contemporary Amateur Detective  39
STORIES   54
Edgar Allan Poe  The Murders in the Rue Morgue  54
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Silver Blaze  81
Agatha Christie  The Witness for the Prosecution  101
Dorothy L. Sayers  The Haunted Policeman  118
John Dickson Carr   The House in Goblin Wood  134
Ellery Queen   'My Queer Dean'  151
Margaret Maron    Deborah's Judgment  156
Sharyn McCrumb     Nine Lives to Live  172
Diane Mott Davidson   Cold Turkey  185
Jan Burke   Revised Endings  199
II. THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR           205
CRITICAL ESSAYS AND COMMENTARIES      208
Raymond Chandler    The Simple Art of Murder 208
Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay   From
"Grafton's Place in the Development of the Detective Novel" 219
STORIES   229
Dashiell Hammett The Gutting of Couffignal 229
Raymond Chandler    Trouble Is My Business 253
Sue Grafton  The Parker Shotgun  294
Sara Paretsky  Skin Deep  308
Gar Anthony Haywood    And Pray Nobody Sees You  319
S. J. Rozan  Going Home 331
III. THE POLICE      337
CRITICAL ESSAYS AND COMMENTARIES      341
LeRoy Lad Panek   From "The Police Novel" 341
Ed McBain    The 87th Precinct 358
STORIES   364
Freeman Wills Crofts The Hunt Ball 364
Georges Simenon   Inspector Maigret Deduces 373
Ed McBain   Sadie When She Died  383
Tony Hillerman   Chee's Witch  411
Ian Rankin   The Dean Curse  419
Clark Howard   Under Suspicion  437
"Peter Robinson  Missing in Action  457
APPENDIX A
Notable Annual Awards for Mystery and Detective Fiction  475
APPENDIX B
Bibliography of Critical Essays and Commentaries 477
Credits 479



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Detective and mystery stories, American, Detective and mystery stories, American History and criticism, Detective and mystery stories, English, Detective and mystery stories, English History and criticism, Popular literature English-speaking countries History and criticism