THE SECOND CENTURY OF DETECTIVE STORIES. Bentley.

THE SECOND CENTURY OF DETECTIVE STORIES. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., n.d. [1938]. Octavo, pp. [1-18] 19-761 [762: blank] [763-768: ads], original pictorial apple-green cloth, front and spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "The author of TRENT'S LAST CASE has done a remarkable job in sticking to real detection for his omnibus, but the biographical notes on the thirty authors are tantalizingly poor; one doubts that Bentley wrote them. Many good and inaccessible tales more than compensate for this lack. Items are drawn from Livingston's Dodd Cases, the Coles' Superintendent Wilson's Holiday, Wade's Here Comes the Copper, Bramah's Eyes of Max Carrados. Also: Knox's tale "The Motive" and H. Russell Wakefield's "The Inevitable Flaw." One of F. Tennyson Jesse's rare Solange Stories is included, and samples from Bailey, Bell, Chesterton, Gribble, Keverne, Leacock, Oppenheim, Phillpotts, Wallace, plus well-known tales by Conan Doyle, Bramah, Bentley, Freeman, and Sayers." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2350. A very good copy. (#163453).

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