“The first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume.”
– from the introduction
This volume contains fifteen stories, all translated from foreign (non-English speaking) authors from around the world.
I was impressed with the concept and ordered the book as soon as I found out about it. Now, having read it, I admit I’m less enthusiastic. I found several of the stories not to my taste at all, and only two of them really enjoyable. This could well be simply a matter of taste, or present mood, but I’m afraid this isn’t an anthology I can recommend.
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