The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction Our Dark Past Brought To Life By Leading Contemporary Crime Writers A New Generation Of Crime Writers Has Broadened The Genre Of Crime Fiction, Creating Human Stories Of Historical Realism, With A Stronger Emphasis On Character And The Psychology Of Crime This Superb Anthology Of 12 Novellas Encompasses Over 4,000 Years Of Our Dark, Criminal Past, From Bronze Age Britain To The Eve Of The Second World War, With Stories Set In Ancient Greece, Rome, The Byzantine Empire, Medieval Venice, Seventh Century Ireland And 1930s New York A Byzantine Icon Painter, Suddenly Out Of Work When Icons Are Banned, Becomes Embroiled In A Case Of Deception Charles Babbage And The Young Ada Byron Try To Crack A Coded Message And Stop A Master Criminal And, New York Detectives Are On The Lookout For Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid It Includes Deirdre Counihan, Tom Holt, Dorothy Lumley, Richard A Lupoff, Maan Meyers, Ian Morson, Anne Perry, Tony Pollard, Mary Reed And Eric Mayer, Steven Saylor, Charles Todd, Peter Tremayne A mixed bag of good and bad stories. having Hiero of Syracuse Siracusa and Archimedes in the same short story is awesome interesting premise only doubtworthy the Romans might ve sent investigative consuls on a murder of a Roman in conquered Sicilian Greek town reminiscent of Tarento episode when three Greeks over three days got roaring drunk then the house felt like rocking to their inebriated senses So, the Greeks tossed out belongings, furniture, lyres, outside window since they were a maritime people , a passing Roman having Hiero of Syracuse Siracusa and Archimedes in the same short story is awesome interesting premise only doubtworthy the Romans might ve sent investigative consuls on a murder of a Roman in conquered Sicilian Greek town reminiscent of Tarento episode when three Greeks over three days got roaring drunk then the house felt like rocking to their inebriated senses So, the Greeks tossed out belongings, furniture, ly
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction, edited by Mike Ashley, is a 2011 collection of 12 novellas set in varying historical and even prehistorical periods, ranging from Bronze Age Britain Jettisoned, by Deirdre Counihan to 1930s New York City Richard A Lupoff s Nero Wolfe pastiche, Dead of Winter with many stops in time and place along the way All but one of these was written specific
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction, edited by Mike Ashley, contains 12 novellas covering time from the British Bronze Age to WWII and set in a variety of countries As expected, the quality of the story varied from author to author One s interest in a given time period or place of mystery would also affect a reader s rating Some of the best practitioners working in the field today are represented, while others were unknown to me Worth a read if a story
This took me 4 months to read which is not normal for me, but I can t not finish a book 3 1 2 months was getting through the first 3 stories After that a little quicker and then the last 5 stories I flew through Some stories better than others Wasn t really fond of the Bronze Age one, but really liked the Anne Perry one. Nice collection of historical crime fiction spanning from the Bronze Age to the recent past.

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  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction
  • Mike Ashley
  • English
  • 09 February 2018
  • 1849014353