The Adventure of the Missing Detective

The Adventure of the Missing Detective

And 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Myster: Plus complete coverage of the year in myst

By Ed Gorman (Editor); Martin H. Greenberg (Editor)

Carroll & Graf, Paperback, 9780786716432, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005


From traditional mystery stories with devious doings and a plot full of clues to terse thrillers with edge-of-the-seat climaxes to the nail-biting tale of psychological suspense, no field of popular fiction can match contemporary crime writing in diversity, excitement, cunning, or satisfaction. In this stunning collection of the year's best offerings in the genre, armchair detectives, suspense addicts, and crime solvers alike can thrill to new stories by Edward D. Hoch, Carolyn Wheat, Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart Kaminsky, Val McDermid, Laura Lippman, Joyce Carol Oates, and Max Allen Collins, in the unique way only mystery fiction can provide.

About the Author

Ed Gorman, longtime editor and publisher of MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE, is the author of the Sam McCain mystery series for Carroll & Graf. He coedited, with Martin H. Greenberg, the anthologies THE FINE ART OF MURDER and THE BIG BOOK OF NOIR.

Martin H. Greenberg, coeditor of a trilogy of Sherlock Holmesian anthologies for Carroll & Graf, is one of crime fiction's most awarded anthologists.