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Book Review: The Best Crime Stories

The Best Crime Stories is an anthology of 24 short stories by some of the most renowned authors in crime stories like Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, P.D. James, etc. From murder to theft to blackmail, this book is a must read for crime stories lovers.

Some must read stories from the book:

The Avenging Chance- Anthony Berkely

When the wife of a rich man dies due to poisoned chocolates, everyone wonders who could want to poison an innocent woman.

They Never Get Caught- Margery Allingham

A story filled with suspense and an unexpected ending makes this a must read. The story revolves around a husband who is plotting to kill his ‘dumb’ wife for a younger woman.

Jericho and the Two Ways To Die- Hugh Pentecost

When Jericho stops a young woman (who is the wife of a high profile lawyer) from committing suicide, little does he know what is in store for him.

The Victim- P.D. James

A story filled with jealousy, hate, love, revenge and a lot more. 

From Dusk to Dawn- Cornell Woolrich

The story showcases how the notion of power can cause destruction. It follows , a young unemployed man who by chance gets in his possession a gun and what follows is a night of mayhem.

Think I’m forgetting any story you think should be included here? Share it in the comments.

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