Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories

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These 32 classic crime stories illuminate the genre's best-known plot constructions--including "the locked room", "the caper", "hoist on their own petards", and "over the edge". Covering over 150 years of crime and detective fiction, featuring styles from the hard-boiled to the cozy, Murderous Schemes profiles the writing of Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others.

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