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Guilty Creatures (British Library Crime Classics): A Menagerie of Mysteries: 91

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Martin Edwards does a splendid job of showcasing these authors, many of whom are familiar to me and some of whom I was happy to learn more about in his descriptions which preface each mystery.

Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries - British Library

Although there were several excellent stories, there were an equal number that I felt were quite poor.Martin Edwards not only introduces each author, but also provides an introduction to the detectives in the stories.

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My only complaint is that we only get 2 chapters a month, but I guess that makes sense with the quality of work we're getting. This delightful story features Horace Dorrington, a Raffles-like scoundrel who combines investigation with crafty trickery in rather unexpected ways.Hecuba's woes and the familiar idea of the guilty spectator at a play were already associated in a passage from Plutarch which probably was in Shakespeare's mind. This is another case of a husband's shooting a man suspected of being his wife's lover and getting away with it" [McDade]. This long scene contains some of the more famous passages from the play, including the “What a piece of work is a man” speech and the “O!

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