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A New Omnibus of Crime

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This fantastic new collection picks up where Dorothy L. Sayers'landmark 1929 anthology The Omnibus of Crime left off, bringing together monumental, important, and entertaining works of short crime fiction published over eight decades from the era of the Great Depression to the first years of the twenty-first century. In lively introductory essays, celebrated crime writer Tony Hillerman and critic Rosemary Herbert place each story in the context of the author's work and the genre's literary history. Their extraordinary collection is international in scope and emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result A New Omnibus of Crime is packed with page-turning, engaging, and spine-tingling selections. Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith's Woodrow Wilson's Necktie, Sue Grafton's A Poison That Leaves No Trace, and many more, including never-before-published works from Jefferey Deaver, Catherine Aird, and Alexander McCall Smith. A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected. Showcasing the work of such revered authors as Dashiell Hammett, P. D James, Ross Macdonald, Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Elmore Leonard, it is a definitive volume that will be treasured by all fans of the genre. Essential for anyone with more than a passing interest in detective fiction. Brilliantly assembled, and beautifully edited by people who know what they're doing. Robert B. Parker, author of Cold Service and Resolution. This recent anthology boldly evokes the title of Dorothy Sayers's classic anthology of 1920. The editors aim to showcase the work of the four-score-and-seven years since. Here you'll find the whole gamut, from the tough-guy patter of hard-boiled Raymond Chandler to the more decorous detection practiced by Miss Sayers. David Lehman, Wall Street Journal. The best and most satisfying mystery bargain to come along in years. It will give readers countless hours of pleasure and surprise in one volume. Cleveland Plain Dealer Not a clunker in the bunch... There have been numerous collections since Dorothy L. Sayers', but until now, none has had the depth, intelligence and chutzpah to call itself A New Omnibus of Crime.

Издательство: "Daedalus Books" (2010)

ISBN: 978-0-19-537071-3

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Hillerman, Tony

▪ 2009
Anthony Grove Hillerman 
      American novelist

born May 27, 1925, Sacred Heart, Okla.

died Oct. 26, 2008, Albuquerque, N.M.
produced taut mysteries that brought to light rich American Indian customs and culture and featured Navajo tribal officers as protagonists; Lieut. Joe Leaphorn (introduced in The Blessing Way [1970], Hillerman's debut novel) and Sgt. Jim Chee (who made his bow in People of Darkness [1980]) use the latest police crime-solving methods coupled with traditional Navajo beliefs (hozro, or harmony) in their detection. The lyrical novels, which were prized for their authenticity, explored the conflicts between traditional Native American values and those of modern society. The works were set in the sprawling U.S. Southwest (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico) and focused on the motivation of the suspect. Hillerman, a natural storyteller, spent his youth in Depression-era Oklahoma, where he attended a grammar school for Indian girls and a high school with the Potawatomie. After service in World War II, he graduated (1946) with a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Armed with his intimate knowledge of and feeling of kinship with American Indians, he began writing fiction while serving (1965–85) as a professor (emeritus from 1985) at the University of New Mexico. He found commercial success in 1986 with Skinwalkers, the book that brought together the cynical Leaphorn (who understood but did not embrace Navajo practices) and the younger Chee (who was studying to become a Navajo hataali, or shaman). Hillerman produced 18 novels in the series, ending with The Shape Shifter (2006), and a number of nonfiction works, including New Mexico, Rio Grande, and Other Essays (1992). Among his numerous awards were two from the Mystery Writers of America: the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1974, for Dance Hall of the Dead [1973]) and the Grandmaster Award (1991).

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