Murder in the Library: The Best Anthologies of Hard-Boiled, Noir & Pulp Reprints

Until the eighties, I don't think anyone had ever thought of doing a collection of original private eye stories. Oh, there'd certainly been some amazing volumes of reprinted tales, full of hard-boiled cops and cabbies and reporters and other dicks and janes who made trouble their business. It took Robert Randisi and the crew at … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Best Anthologies of Hard-Boiled, Noir & Pulp Reprints

Murder in the Library: Other Mystery Anthologies Worth Hunting For

Worthwhile collections of original and reprinted stories that don't necessarily feature private eyes exclusively Until the eighties, I don't think anyone had ever thought of doing a collection of just private eye stories.  But that doesn't mean there weren't plenty of great private eye short stories, novellas, novelettes and the like, both classic reprints and edgy … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Other Mystery Anthologies Worth Hunting For

Murder in the Library: The Best Anthologies of Original P.I. Stories

Until 1984, I don't think anyone had ever thought of doing a collection of just original private eye stories. Oh, there'd certainly been some amazing volumes of reprinted tales, full of hard-boiled cops and cabbies and reporters and other dicks and janes (private and public) who made trouble their business. But it took Robert Randisi … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Best Anthologies of Original P.I. Stories

Murder in the Library: The Mystery Writers of America Anthologies

Everybody into the Boat! Okay, nobody's ever going to mistake The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA), but private eye writers have played a major role in the MWA right from the beginning P.I. writers, including Brett Halliday and Baynard Kendrick, were involved in the founding of the … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Mystery Writers of America Anthologies

Murder in the Library: The Akashic Noir Series

It's a Noir World, After All Ex-punk rocker Johnny Temple's feisty and defiantly political little imprint struck gold of the blackest hue with this string of regionalized collections of noir. Starting way back in 2004 with the publication of Brooklyn Noir (edited by Pete Hamill), the series has become a crime fiction juggernaut, spreading its … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Akashic Noir Series

Murder in the Library: The Best American Mystery Stories

A perennial under the Thrilling Detective Christmas tree every year, The Best American Mystery Stories is an annual anthology of mystery stories published in United States magazines and anthologies that comes out every autumn, edited by Otto Penzler and a co-editor who changes every year. It's established itself as arguably the premier annual collections of the best … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Best American Mystery Stories

Collections & Anthologies

Recent and Upcoming Collections & Anthologies HARDCOVERS | PAPERBACKS | DIGITAL | AUDIO | COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES NON-FICTION, REFERENCE & TRUE CRIME | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS | TV & FILM THE THRILLING DETECTIVE GIFT SHOP 2021 August 2021 Collections & Anthologies Cohen, Octavus Roy, Jim Hanvey, Detective (Jim Hanvey) (r) | Buy this book | Kindle it! Reprint of … Continue reading Collections & Anthologies