Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition

Cynthia Manson Dorothy L. Sayers Margery Allingham Julian Symons Michael Innes Amanda Cross Patricia Moyes C.M. Chan


Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition

Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition

  • Title: Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition
  • Author: Cynthia Manson Dorothy L. Sayers Margery Allingham Julian Symons Michael Innes Amanda Cross Patricia Moyes C.M. Chan
  • ISBN: 9780451174833
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback



In a gathering that may look like the cozy sleuth s annual convention, this quintessential collection boasts a lineup just short of a mystery writer s who s who including Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Julian Symons, C.M Chan, Amanda Cross, and Michael Innes penning deliciously clever stories knee deep in chintz and well appointed foul play.


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"THE BUTLER DIDN'T DO IT"So whodunit? Find out in this quintessential collection of cozies the creme de la creme of mysteries whose wit, clever clues, and urbanity are the preferred taste of discriminating readers. Michael Innes presents a case of suicide at a Cornish coastal mansion which looks fishy indeed and makes a gloomy butler appear so very guilty. Dorothy L. Sayers sends Lord Peter to a castle stocked with intrigue and fine wines to test both his sophisticated palate and his powers of [...]

A paperback I've had forever, consisting of short stories by about nine cozy mystery writers. A good quickie read for the holidays.* * * * *I read this hit-and-miss in odd moments, found them all to be forgettable, second-rate stories. It's not a keeper, not recommended.

I picked this up because I wanted to read more about Cassandra Chan's murder-solving duo, Bethancourt and Gibbons; her first short story about them was reprinted here, and I found it quite satisfying. Later I found myself fretting about not being able to find similar works, and returned to the rest of the anthology, hoping for more authors to pursue. I did find one other, but the Chan remains the highlight for me.I confess the first story didn't feel particularly like what I think of as a cozy m [...]

The right kind of book to read during busy holidays when five minutes of quiet at a time might be all you get. Short mysteries - all cozy but very different from each other - location, timeframe, slueth. The nice thing about short stories is that if it doesn't get going to your satisfaction in the first few pages then it's on to the next chapter. But the con is that the really good mysteries finish all too soon. All in all a book worth having at arms reach for the 'only got 10 minutes' sort of d [...]

Cave, Hugh B - Mistress of Shadows ***Moyes, Patricia - A Young Man Called Smith ****Chan, CM - the Dressing Table Murder ****Sayers, Dorothy L - A Matter of Taste ****Cross, Amanda - Arrie and Jasper ***Innes, Micahel - A Case of Headlong Dying ***Allan, Alexandra - Cruise to Death ****Allingham, Margery - the Danger Point ****Symons, Julian - Holocaust at Mayhem Parva ****My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read agai [...]

This is an omnibus of short stories, obviously, so not all the stories will appeal to everyone. But they were all very well-written and smartly selected. It has introduced me to some writers whose work I want to pursue in novel form. Even if I personally didn't especially like a character or style of story, not a single one was a clunker.

Amazing and entertaining. Would love to read more C. M. Chan but that person is an enigma.5-22-2015.


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