Queen's Quorum: A Histroy of the Detective-Crime Short Story as Revealed By the 125 Most Important Books Published in This Field Since 1845

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Biblo & Tannen, 1969, Cloth. First Thus. First edition thus, the revised edition with supplements through 1967. The standard in its field, a classic examination of the mystery short story with the Ellery Queen tandem's list of the 125 most important works in the field. The list begins with the 1845 edition of Poe's "Tales" ( which contained the three Dupin stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter"), continues through the ear of Twain and Wilkie Collins, the flowering of the Doyle decade, the first and second "Golden Eras" of the early 20th century and into the era of the moderns. The Queen's Quorum list is one of the bases, along with the Hatcraft list, of all good detective fiction collections. Fine in fine dust jacket. (Item ID: D694)


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