Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crippen & Landru Update from Doug Greene

Dear Mystery Fan

For quite a few years, mystery readers have been asking us to publish a collection of Vincent Cornier’s extraordinary Barnabas Hildreth stories. Ellery Queen said that they constituted “one of the great series of modern detective stories,” but the actual stories, originally published in a British magazine in the 1930's, have been virtually unobtainable – until now.

The Extraordinary Cases of Barnabas Hildreth
By Vincent Cornier, edited by Mike Ashley

Barnabas Hildreth faced (and solved) some of most bizarre cases ever to confront a sleuth – a bullet fired three centuries earlier wounds a man; an ancient Egyptian curse strikes the members of an archeological expedition; a man is transformed into stone; an ancient Aztec cloak laughs; and other extraordinary tales.

The Duel of Shadows is the 33d in Crippen & Landru’s "Lost Classics" series. It is edited by the great British scholar and researcher, Mike Ashley, who his best known for his many Mammoth Book of anthologies.

Trade softcover, $18.00 (978-1-932009-98-9)

Cloth in dust jacket, $28.00 (978-1- 932009-97-2)

You can use the secure order form on our website,www.crippenlandru.com.

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