This is the first anthology by members of the Crime Writers Association and all kinds of stories are to be found in it.
__The selection has been made by three members of the C.W.A., who are also contributors, to cover the widest possible range of styles and to cater for all tastes, and also to show the versatility and ingenuity of the modern crime writer. The editors have contributed an introduction explaining their aims, which also contains some original comments on crime writing in general.
- 5 * Bell, Josephine, Gilbert Michael & Symons, Julian * Introduction
- 7 * Alan, Marjorie * Portrait of Eleanor * r/p (D. C. Thomson)
- 23 * Bell, Josephine * The Thimble River Mystery * Evening Standard,
- 34 * Fitt, Mary * A Death in the Black-Out * pl * (originally broadcast on the BBC)
- 48 * Gilbert, Michael * Money is Honey
- 63 * Green, Janet * The Tallest Man in the World
- 82 * Kennington, Alan * Remote Control * Esquire,
- 85 * King, Frank * Strange Journey * Britannia & Eve,
- 93 * Morland, Nigel * He Got What She Wanted * r/p (P. J. Coster Inc.)
- 103 * Newman, Bernard * Death at the Wicket
- 108 * Proctor, Maurice * Diamonds for the Million * Collier's Magazine,
- 119 * Strong, L. A. G. * Rubber Gloves * Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine,
- 125 * Stuart, Vivian * The Killer
- 129 * Symons, Julian * The Dupe
- 139 * Vickers, Roy * Dinner for Two * Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Jan 1949
- 151 * Willa, Cecil M. * The Lost Village
This exciting books tells of courage against Nazism, Communism, and other terrible forces. Some stories concern ordinary men and women, strange situations that might unexpectedly confront any one of us. Others tell of secret agents who made international headlines, such as the exclusive report on Francis G. Powers, pilot of the U-2 shot down by the Russians.
__Every page glows with the kind of courage described by the late Ernest Hemingway, winner of the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes.
- 5 * Valtin, Jan * The Spy School in Leningrad
- 21 * Ambler, Eric * Belgrade, 1926
- 42 * Tytell, Martin * The $7,500 Typewriter I Built For Algeria
- 62 * Molenkev, Serge (as told to Kurt Singer) * I Was a Red Spy in Korea
- 71 * Buck, Pearl S. * A Man's Foes
- 100 * Conrad, Joseph * The Informer
- 125 * Wolff, Victoria * Guilty Without Trial
- 147 * Singer, Kurt * Francis G. Powers: Modern Space Spy
- 155 * Hemingway, Ernest * The Secret Agent's Badge of Courage
The Israeli Secret Service was willing to call the chapter closed and to admit they were shadow-boxing.
__Tuvia Friedman was not convinced. With the acuteness of a bloodhound, he continued his search. The finances came from his wife, his doctor, friends, acquaintances, who believed a smoke screen was protecting Eichmann.
__"Eichmann is alive," Friedman said. "I know it!"
__The greatest espionage stories of all time, both fact and fiction, have been collected in this new paperback edition. Here are tales of detection, high adventure, and sudden violence. All are masterpieces.
- 5 * Maugham, W. Somerset * The Traitor
- 47 * Mueller, Edwin * The Man Who Did Business With Himmler
- 54 * Bruckberger, R. L. * Death of a Collaborationist
- 63 * Singer, Kurt * Eichmann: The Hunter and the Hunted
- 78 * Von Rintelen, Franz * The Dark Invader
- 114 * Wallace, Edgar * Code No. 2
- 132 * Lawrence, T. E. * Blowing Up A Train
- 143 * Anon. [?Singer, Kurt] * The Frogman
These are the authentic escape-stories of R.A.F. aces of the last war who achieved the seemingly impossible—they got back from behind enemy lines. From Germany, from the desert, from the freezing wastes of the Arctic, they made their break for freedom, often after suffering torture in the hands of the enemy.
__These are thrilling, legendary stories of epic courage and determination, of men who would never admit defeat.
- 9 * Clifton, Paul * Escape from Siam
- 23 * Young, 'Scottie' (as told to Gordon Thomas) * Missing—Believed Killed
- 34 * McSweyn, A. F. (as told to Paul Clifton) * Escape!
- 65 * Hunt, Leslie * Escape to Death
- 76 * Hunt, Leslie * Desert Flight
- 84 * Clarke, D. H. * Desert Rescue
- 94 * Hunt, Leslie * Window to Freedom
- 105 * Wharton, Bill * We Die Tonight
- 119 * Norris, Geoffrey * Pimpernels of the Air
- 148 * Feast, A. M. * They Captured Their Captors
Update: 18 November: Jamie Sturgeon passes on the speculation that A. M. Feast is a Canadian feature writer called Arnold M. Feast, who contributed to Flying magazine. Further investigation shows that Flying Officer A. M. Feast was a Beaufort pilot with 39 Squadron during WW2, shot down off the coast of Sicily in March 1943; he became a P.O.W. in Germany for the rest of the war. He died in 1988. Feast contributed to Pioneering Aviation in the West which was published posthumously by Hancock House in 1992.
The varieties of Lesbian experience...
__A dissatisfied wife learns that she and her husband love the same woman—
__A young girl falls in love with her father's mistress—
__A college girl initiates her roommate—
__A French lady dressed in man's clothes looks for her lovers—
__A student learns love from her teacher—
__Here is an anthology of superb stories and selections from distinguished novels that presents many variations on the theme of Lesbian love.
- 9 * Boyle, Kay * from Monday Night
- 19 * De Maupassant, Guy * Paul's Mistress
- 39 * Mallet, Francoise * from The Illusionist * ex
- 65 * Lewis, Sinclair * from Ann Vickers * ex
- 77 * Gautier, Theophile * from Mademoiselle de Maupin * ex
- 115 * Willingham, Calder * The Sum of Two Angles
- 125 * Lawrence, D. H. * from The Rainbow * ex
- 145 * Mansfield, Katherine * Bliss