Great Classic Mysteries II / Various Authors
“The early history of detective fiction often is listed as Edgar Allan Poe (mid-1800s), Arthur Conan Doyle (1880s–1920s), and Agatha Christie (1920–70s). In fact, there were many other mystery writers of varying abilities and popularity publishing during this period. This second book in the series includes canonical works (Conan Doyle, Poe), other well-known authors (Baroness Orczy, G.K. Chesterton), and a few who are rarely read today (Bret Harte, Anna Katherine Green). While some of the stories are better written, less dated, and more interesting to the modern mystery fan than others, the readings by an assortment of narrators are uniformly excellent.
VERDICT This title is recommended for fans of the detective/mystery genre.” ~Library Journal (I. Pour-El)