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The Resource The big book of rogues and villains : the comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled!, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler

The big book of rogues and villains : the comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled!, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler

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The big book of rogues and villains : the comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled!
Title
The big book of rogues and villains
Title remainder
the comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled!
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
Title variation
  • Book of rogues and villains
  • Rogues and villains
  • Rogues & villains
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure
  • Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, ruthless, and brilliant criminals in mystery fiction, for the biggest compendium of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled. The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure. The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsne Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H. G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more
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Cataloging source
CaOAUW
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Penzler, Otto
Series statement
Vintage crime/Black lizard
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  • Criminals
  • Villains
  • Villains in literature
Label
The big book of rogues and villains : the comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled!, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
At the edge of the crater / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The episode of the Mexican seer / Grant Allen -- The body snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dracula's guest / Bram Stoker -- The narrative of Mr. James Rigby / Arthur Morrison -- The ides of March / E. W. Hornung -- The story of a young robber / Washington Irving -- Moon-face / Jack London -- The shadow of Quong Lung / C. W. Doyle -- The fire of London / Arnold Bennett -- Madame Sara / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The affair of the man who called himself Hamilton Cleek / Thomas W. Hanshew -- The mysterious railway passenger / Maurice Leblanc -- An unposted letter / Newton MacTavish -- The adventure of "The Brain" / Bertram Atkey -- The kailyard novel / Clifford Ashdown -- The parole of Gevil-hay / K. & Hesketh Prichard -- The Hammerpond Park burlglary / H. G. Wells -- The zayat kiss / Sax Rohmer -- The infallible Godahl / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The caballero's way / O. Henry -- Conscience in art / O. Henry -- The unpublishable memoirs / A. S. W. Rosenbach -- The Universal Covered Carpet Tack Company / George Randolph Chester -- Boston Blackie's code / Jack Boyle -- The gray seal / Frank L. Packard -- The dignity of honest labor / Percival Pollard -- The eyes of the Countess Gerda / May Edginton -- The willow walk / Sinclair Lewis -- A retrieved reformation / O. Henry -- The burglar / John Russell -- Portrait of a Murderer / Q. Patrick -- KArmesin and the big flea / Gerald Kersh -- The very raffles-like episode of Castor and Pollux, diamonds de luxe / Harry Stephen Keeler -- The most dangerous game / Richard Connell -- Four Square Jane / Edgar Wallace -- A fortune in tin / Edgar Wallace -- The genuine old master / David Durham -- The colonel gives a party / Everett Rhodes Castle -- Footsteps of fear / Vincent Starrett -- The signed masterpiece / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke -- "His lady" to the rescue / Bruce Graeme -- On getting an introduction / Edgar Wallace -- The fifteen murderers / Ben Hecht -- The damsel in distress / Leslie Charteris -- After-dinner story / William Irish -- The mystery of the golden skull / Donald E. Keyhoe -- We are all dead / Bruno Fischer -- Horror insured / Paul Ernst -- A shock for the countess / C. S. Montanye -- A shabby millionaire / Christopher B. Booth -- Crimson shackles / Frederick C. Davis -- The adventures of the voodoo moon / Eugene Thomas -- The copper bowl / George Fielding Eliot -- The cat-woman / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The theft from the empty room / Edward D. Hoch -- The shill / Stephen Marlowe -- The Dr. Sherrock commission / Frank McAuliffe -- In round figures / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The racket buster / Erle Stanley Gardner -- Sweet music / Robert L. Fish -- The Ehrengraf experience / Lawrence Block -- Quarry's luck / Max Allan Collins -- The partnership / David Morrell -- Blackburn sins / Bradley Denton -- The black spot / Loren D. Estleman -- Car trouble / Jas. D. Petrin -- Keller on the spot / Lawrence Block -- Boudin noir / R. T. Lawton -- Like a thief in the night / Lawrence Block -- Too many crooks / Donald E. Westlake
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
911 p.
Isbn
9780525432487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 267593
  • 863039
Label
The big book of rogues and villains : the comprehensive collection of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled!, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Contents
At the edge of the crater / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The episode of the Mexican seer / Grant Allen -- The body snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dracula's guest / Bram Stoker -- The narrative of Mr. James Rigby / Arthur Morrison -- The ides of March / E. W. Hornung -- The story of a young robber / Washington Irving -- Moon-face / Jack London -- The shadow of Quong Lung / C. W. Doyle -- The fire of London / Arnold Bennett -- Madame Sara / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The affair of the man who called himself Hamilton Cleek / Thomas W. Hanshew -- The mysterious railway passenger / Maurice Leblanc -- An unposted letter / Newton MacTavish -- The adventure of "The Brain" / Bertram Atkey -- The kailyard novel / Clifford Ashdown -- The parole of Gevil-hay / K. & Hesketh Prichard -- The Hammerpond Park burlglary / H. G. Wells -- The zayat kiss / Sax Rohmer -- The infallible Godahl / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The caballero's way / O. Henry -- Conscience in art / O. Henry -- The unpublishable memoirs / A. S. W. Rosenbach -- The Universal Covered Carpet Tack Company / George Randolph Chester -- Boston Blackie's code / Jack Boyle -- The gray seal / Frank L. Packard -- The dignity of honest labor / Percival Pollard -- The eyes of the Countess Gerda / May Edginton -- The willow walk / Sinclair Lewis -- A retrieved reformation / O. Henry -- The burglar / John Russell -- Portrait of a Murderer / Q. Patrick -- KArmesin and the big flea / Gerald Kersh -- The very raffles-like episode of Castor and Pollux, diamonds de luxe / Harry Stephen Keeler -- The most dangerous game / Richard Connell -- Four Square Jane / Edgar Wallace -- A fortune in tin / Edgar Wallace -- The genuine old master / David Durham -- The colonel gives a party / Everett Rhodes Castle -- Footsteps of fear / Vincent Starrett -- The signed masterpiece / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke -- "His lady" to the rescue / Bruce Graeme -- On getting an introduction / Edgar Wallace -- The fifteen murderers / Ben Hecht -- The damsel in distress / Leslie Charteris -- After-dinner story / William Irish -- The mystery of the golden skull / Donald E. Keyhoe -- We are all dead / Bruno Fischer -- Horror insured / Paul Ernst -- A shock for the countess / C. S. Montanye -- A shabby millionaire / Christopher B. Booth -- Crimson shackles / Frederick C. Davis -- The adventures of the voodoo moon / Eugene Thomas -- The copper bowl / George Fielding Eliot -- The cat-woman / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The theft from the empty room / Edward D. Hoch -- The shill / Stephen Marlowe -- The Dr. Sherrock commission / Frank McAuliffe -- In round figures / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The racket buster / Erle Stanley Gardner -- Sweet music / Robert L. Fish -- The Ehrengraf experience / Lawrence Block -- Quarry's luck / Max Allan Collins -- The partnership / David Morrell -- Blackburn sins / Bradley Denton -- The black spot / Loren D. Estleman -- Car trouble / Jas. D. Petrin -- Keller on the spot / Lawrence Block -- Boudin noir / R. T. Lawton -- Like a thief in the night / Lawrence Block -- Too many crooks / Donald E. Westlake
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
911 p.
Isbn
9780525432487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 267593
  • 863039

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