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"The specialty publisher with the most star-studded list is Crippen & Landru, which has produced short story collections by some of the biggest names in contemporary crime fiction." 
- Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine


"God Bless Crippen & Landru."  
- The Strand Magazine


"A monument in the making is appearing year by year from Crippen & Landru, a small press devoted exclusively to publishing the criminous short story."  
- Don Herron,
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine


"This is the best edited, most attractively packaged line of mystery books introduced in this decade. The books are equally valuable to collectors and readers."
- Mystery Scene Magazine

Dr. Sam Hawthorne, a New England country doctor in the first half of the twentieth century, was constantly faced by murders in locked rooms and impossible disappearances. Nothing Is Impossible contains fifteen of Dr. Sam’s most extraordinary cases solved between 1932 and 1936, including a circus acrobat who vanishes from a trapeze, an invisible weapon, murder in a cabin surrounded by unmarked snow … read more
E X. Ferrars (1907-1995) was born Morna Doris MacTaggart and known as Elizabeth Ferrars in Great Britain. By whatever name, she was an elegant crime writer, specializing in the traditional, classic mystery.

"She remains," wrote one reviewer, "one of the most adept and intelligent adherents of the whodunit form." … read more

Melodie Johnson Howe was, as she says in the introduction to this collection of criminous Hollywood, "one of the last of the starlets."
While she was making movies with Clint Eastwood, Alan Alda,James Caan, James Farentino and others, she was honing the craft of writing. … read more
ONE OF THE GREAT SERIES OF MODERN DETECTIVE STORIES! The Duel of Shadows is the 33d in Crippen & Landru's Lost Classic series -- new collections by great writers of traditional mysteries. It is edited by British scholar and researcher, Mike Ashley, who his best known for his many Mammoth Book of anthologies.
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Valentino has a perfect job for a film buff – he is a film detective who locates lost movies so that they can be preserved for future generations. And often he has to become an amateur sleuth as well.
Loren D. Estleman has won 17 major awards for his writing, including 4 Shamuses from the Private Eye Writers of America… read more
The Patent Leather Kid is an elegant crook, hiding his identity with mask, gloves, and shoes made out of black patent leather. In truth, he is a wealthy, seemingly indolent socialite, who becomes a terror to the underworld.
This is the third volume in Crippen & Landru's collections of Erle Stanley Gardner's short stories.… read more
Philip Wylie (1902-1971) was a prolific writer whose stories were, in the words of editor Bill Pronzini, “controversial, provocative, iconoclastic” and unafraid to question cultural sensibilities and critique American mores. As a result, his detective fiction was among the most ingenious and innovative of his generation.
Ten Thousand Blunt Instruments is the 29th in Crippen & Landru's "Lost Classics" series… read more
One of the finest detective series ever to appear on television, Columbo was created by William Link and his late collaborator Richard Levinson. With The Columbo Collection, Link has written 12 brilliant new stories in which murderers try to get away with murder but come up against the rumpled but unflappable Lieutenant Columbo. … read more