The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuth and Private Eye Stories
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The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuth and Private Eye Stories

(Mystery Anthology, Sleuth Stories)

By Maxim Jakubowski

A Collection of the Best and Newest Private Eye Mysteries

“I have been a fan of Maxim Jakubowski for years. There just is no finer mystery writer and editor anywhere.” ―Alexander Algren, author of Out in a Flash: Murder Mystery Flash Fiction

Collected by one of the genre's eminent editors, Maxim Jakubowski. Dive right into the mysterious and thrilling world of amateur sleuths and private eye stories! One of the best mystery books of this century, this volume features outstanding new stories of crime, derring-do, fast-paced adventures, and puzzles, featuring hardy amateur sleuths ranging from young to old and grizzled private eyes whose patches cover the city streets, all in the hallowed tradition of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe and more.

Never-before-seen stories from your favorite mystery authors. Jakubowski’s many anthologies, like The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories, have attracted plenty of attention and awards. His newest collection, The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stories, features never-before-seen stories by some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today. Whether the victim was done in at the party uptown or discovered in the other room of a particularly difficult individual, these mysteries will have you gripping at the edge of your seat.

Also don’t miss other mystery books by Maxim Jakubowski:

  • The Book of Extraordinary Impossible Crimes and Puzzling Deaths
  • The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories
  • The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes

If you're a fan of The Best American Mystery Stories series, The Dead Daughter series by Thomas Fincham, or Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, you’ll love The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stories.

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