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A Century of Detective Stories - Hutchinson


Title: A Century of Detective Stories
Author: Various
Publisher: Hutchinson
Publication Date: Unknown
Format: Hardcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

The advantages of the short mystery story, as compared with the long mystery story, are fairly clear. The advantage of the short story is this; that any such riddle must really revolve on one idea; and in a short story we can sharply realise if it is a new or unique idea. Sometimes it is necessarily a technical idea; a trick; and then it is far better that the conjuring trick should be performed and explained rapidly. The stories in this collection are a surprise, but not a discord, and certainly not a disappointment.