Settling Scores edited by Martin Edwards, Poisoned Pen Press 2020 trade paper, mystery anthology of stories with a sports element, stories originally published from 1940-1975.
I liked this anthology quite a bit. Rather than me blathering on about it though, I’ll direct you to the excellent Cross Examining Crime blog here, for a fine and complete review.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction by Martin Edwards
- “The Loss of Sammy Crockett” by Arthur Morrison
- “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter” by Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
- “The Double Problem” by F. A. M. Webster
- “Fisherman’s Luck” by J. Jefferson Farjeon
- “The Football Photograph” by H. C. Bailey
- “The Red Golf Ball” by Gerald Verner
- “The Boat Race Murder” by David Winser
- “The Swimming Gala” by Gladys Mitchell
- “The Case of the Man in the Squared Circle
- “I, Said the Sparrow” by Leo Bruce (Sgt. Beef)
- “Four to One–Bar One” by Henry Wade
- “Death at the Wicket” by Bernard Newman
- “The Wimbledon Mystery” by Julian Symons
- “The Drop Shot” by Michael Gilbert
- “Dangerous Sport” by Celia Fremlin
I have two collections of more contemporary sports stories, MURDER AT THE FOUL LINE and MURDER IN THE ROUGH, put out by Mysterious Press (but I haven’t read any of the stories yet). This book sounds good too. I did go check out the review at Cross Examining Crime.
I think those anthologies were edited by Penzler, as Jeff says. I have seen them but do not have them.
And I hope things are better there, related to air quality and such.
The rain has cleared the smoke, and it’s raining and windy right now. So that’s good, and thanks for asking! The bad news is Barbara has gone to emergent care as her shoulder, which she jammed 10 days ago, is getting worse, not better. She needs x-rays and orthopedic evaluation, methinks.
I hope it is nothing like what I did to mine. Fortunately, I avoided surgery but had to go to several months of physical therapy. Good luck.
Looks like rotator cuff, but she’ll see Dr. Orthopedic on Monday. I expect they’ll give her a Cortisone shot, for starters.
I can sympathize with shoulder problems, although mine were relatively minor. They just seem to last forever and impact many things you do every day.
But we need your blathering too. I like these British Library Crime Classics quite a bit. My library, however, is running behind in general of late, and they don’t have this one yet. I believe I have read all of their previous Martin Edwards anthologies and will watch out for this one. I believe the ones Tracy mentioned were edited by Otto Penzler.
Not sure my blather is worth much these days, but thanks. I like these British Library Crime Classics too, and have been buying them despite my plan to stop buying books. (!) This is the latest of the BLCC anthologies, I think. Our library system has slowed to a crawl, and are still not buying new books or taking suggestions for buying. They don’t have late fees, so people keep books longer, and I have many on hold that haven’t shown for months! When a book is returned, they put it in quarantine for 5 days before they even begin to process it. Slow, slow, slow.
I’ve enjoyed all the anthologies edited by Martin Edwards.
Me too, Numbers. Or should I call you just “14”? 😉
You can just call me Number 6 as WORDPRESS keeps stealing my name!
Okay, No. 6 it is.