The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories : 1837-1914
- MYSTERY RIVA (CEN)
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2019.
Today, the figure of Sherlock Holmes towers over detective fiction like a colossus--but it was not always so. This collection of seventeen classic mystery stories, dating from 1837 to 1914, traces the earliest history of popular detective fiction.
- Origins of Sherlock Holmes / Introduction / Secret cell / Mystery of Marie Roget / Detective police / Trail of the serpent (extract) / Notting Hill mystery (extract) / Mystery of Orcival (extract) / Mr. Policeman and the cook / Lenton Croft robberies / Gentlemen and players ; Return match / Secret of the fox hunter / Superfluous finger / Mystery of the yellow room (extract) / Jewish lamp (extract) / Man with the nailed shoes / Ninescore mystery / Scientific cracksman / Coin of Dionysius