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by H. R. F Keating

eBook Crime  mystery: The 100 best books download ISBN: 094776125X
Author: H. R. F Keating
Publisher: Xanadu; First Edition edition (1987)
Language: English
Pages: 219
ePub: 1249 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: Mystery
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Crime and Mystery book. H. R. F. Keating's Crime & Mystery: The One Hunderd Best Books (1987) gives mystery readers his highly authoritative list of the best in crime and mystery fiction to that date.

Crime and Mystery book. Is it a subjective list-of course. Any list of the best of anything is going to be subjective. But Keating is a well-respected mystery author in his own right as well as a critic for The Times and has a pretty fair knowledge of the genre.

If you were only to read the 100 titles listed in "Crimes & Mysteries," you would have read the very best.

Keating, well-known as a crime writer himself and critic for The Times, has done crime and mystery fans a great service in creating this book, his choice of the hundred best of the genre. Keating, well-known as a crime writer himself and critic for The Times, has done crime and mystery fans a great service in creating this book, his choice of the hundred best of the genre. If you were only to read the 100 titles listed in "Crimes & Mysteries," you would have read the very best.

Common KnowledgeBook awardsH. Keating's 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books. Published in 1987 . Keating draws on a lifetime's experience to select his pick of the 100 best books that the genre has to offer. Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books by .

This list was taken from . Keating's 1987 book of classic and popular mystery titles, starting in 1845 and ending in 1986. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens). 4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 5. The Amateur Cracksman (. 6. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle). 7. The Thinking Machine (Jacques Futrelle).

H. Keating was born in St. Leonards-on-Sea on October 31, 1926. He attended Merchant Taylor's School in London, England and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

He starts with Wilkie Collins and ends with . He attended Merchant Taylor's School in London, England and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. His first novel, Death and the Visiting Firemen, was published in 1959. He wrote about 50 fiction and nonfiction works during his lifetime, but is best known for the Inspector Ghote series.

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From Poe's tales of mystery and imagination to . James's A Taste for Death, Keating delivers a highly-readable evaluation of the 100 authors and their masterpieces. This collection is a must for all devoted mystery readers.

The Best Mystery Books - Top 100. Keatings 100 best crime and mystery books. His 100 Best Crime and Mystery Books was published 1987. Keating provides a page discussion of each of the titles that are listed below.

HRF Keating's guide to the top 100 crime and mystery novels of all time. Keating composed this list of what he considered to be the 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books

HRF Keating's guide to the top 100 crime and mystery novels of all time. Keating composed this list of what he considered to be the 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books. This provides not only a guide for recommended books for readers but a quality list for collectors.

Keating seems like a very nice man. Earnest and sincere.

He starts with Wilkie Collins and ends with . Keating seems like a very nice man. He does not take many chances and feels queasy out on a limb. If you like his Inspector Ghote series, I would guess that you will agree with his choices of "the best". He generally tends to favor a book the closer it comes to "literary" literature.

The well-known mystery writer and Times critic lists his choices for the 100 best writers in the genre and devotes a two-page analysis to each one's major work. Foreword by Patricia Highsmith. ii , 219 pages. stiff paper wrappers. small 8vo..
Comments: (2)
Fegelv
I bought this book for the same reason you are thinking about buying it. You're tired of the [stuff] that's being churned out by the major publishers and want a quick list of 'classics' that will rock your world.
That being said, if you just want the list, go to a book store, pick up this book, and memorize the list, then put it back. You're wasting your money if you think this book is going to give great insight into the mystery genre.
The best way to find new authors/books to read is to do a little research. You like mysteries, right? What would one of these detectives do to solve the problem? Read up on the authors you really admire and you'll run across numerous references to their greatest influences.
Also, I'm not a profressional critic, but some very notable mystery/crime novelist were conspicously left off the list. James Ellroy was one of the most notable. Oh well...
Humin
"Crime & Mystery" is a must own for mystery readers. Those new to the genre will get a "leg up" to the best of the best. Long-time readers will learn of out-of-print works unavailable in traditional book stores. If you were only to read the 100 titles listed in "Crimes & Mysteries," you would have read the very best. The book is written in review style--this is not a book of short stories or excerpts. Please note: some of the titles reviewed are out-of-print. But, that's part of the mystery, isn't it...