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Publisher's Summary

Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Ruth Rendell and Frances Hegarty spearhead the modern genre, moving through the popular and rarely recorded Graham Greene, to Edgar Wallace and G.K. Chesterton and his master detective Father Brown. And that's not all.

You can find the following on this title: "Loopy", "The Missing Romney", "Insufficient Evidence", The Compleat Criminal", "The Case for the Defence", "Markheim", "The Blue Cross", "Bluebeard's Bathtub", "Nine Point of the Law", "Arsene Lupin in Prison".

This collection includes stories from Ruth Rendell, Frances Hegarty, E.W. Hornung, Graham Greene, Margery Allingham, Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton, Maurice Leblanc, Edgar Wallace, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

(P)2005 CSA Telltapes Ltd

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  • Linda
  • PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
  • 11-26-13

Good colection

I'm not surprised that the other reviews are mixed. Mystery short stories are a bit different. This collection is much better than average. The narrations were also fine, which i better than average for a collection. I have 2 stories in other collections. (Blue Cross/Bluebeard's Bathtub). I recommend this for those who like mystery collections.

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  • chet
  • easthampton, MA, United States
  • 03-12-12

It was a great listen.

What made the experience of listening to Classic Crime Short Stories the most enjoyable?

I enjoy crime stories..

Who was your favorite character and why?

I did not have a favorite charator..

What about Jack Shepherd and Patrick Malahide ’s performance did you like?

like very much

Who was the most memorable character of Classic Crime Short Stories and why?

none at this time .I will lesten to it again..

Any additional comments?

none

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Gripping

loved it,used it as a go to sleep book but stayed up to finish it

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The stories were not the best from these writers

I was disappointed. The narrators did their best with mediocre materials. these stories did not hold my attention .


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Uneven Mix

An odd selection of stories, some of which are classics and some eminently forgettable. The narrators are mostly good, with Patrick Malahide standing out particularly. Overall though, the quality is uneven and the package not worth its few jewels.

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wasn't long enough.

The stories were all pretty good, but i think there should have been more of them.

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  • Sharon
  • United States
  • 07-02-13

Great stories if you're looking to punish yourself

I tried three different stories from this book and couldn't get past the first ten minutes of either one. Neither of the books sparked my interest in the beginning. I won't commit an hour to something that bores me in the first few minutes of listening.

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  • crumbly
  • 02-20-06

Classic Crime Short Stories (Unabridged)

Very enjoyable, some very weird stories.

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  • Peter
  • 01-29-14

overall very enjoyable

Would you listen to Classic Crime Short Stories again? Why?

I enjoyed this overall. Some of the stories were better than others. I found myself skipping a couple of them, as they were slightly dull. But generally they were dark, funny, unpredictable, twisted and rather savage.

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