MURDEROUS SCHEMES: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes 32 stories by all the greats - Block, Brand, Brett, Brittain, Brown, Burke, Carr, Chandler, Chesterton, Christie, Dahl, Dinesen, Doyle, Glaspell, Green, Hammett, Himes, Hornung, Jackson, Kaminsky, London, Lovesey, Orczy, Poe, Queen, Runyon, Sayers, Stout, Suter and Westlake - arranged according to formula, from Locked Room Mysteries, to caper novels, and armchair detectives. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Lawrence Block at "Someday I Will Plant More Walnut Trees" and Peter Lovesey at "The Secret Lover." Includes an introduction by Westlake and each story is preceded by a page of comments about the author. 519 pp. ISBN: 0-195103211.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.