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10 thoughts on “The Detection Collection

  1. says:

    Some of the stories were really good and engaging I liked the first two Part Time Job and Partnership Track the best However, I thought some of the others had very little plot, or in a couple of cases, had a decent story but the ending stunk I did find a few authors that I will look up after reading their short stories, but overall, I would only give this book a mediocre rating, as the number of mediocre to bad stories trumped the few exceptional ones.

  2. says:

    An enjoyable collection

  3. says:

    INCOMPLETE REVIEW THE DETECTION COLLECTION, edited by Simon Brett2005, Detection Club commemorating their circa 75th anniversary short story anthology very good Tasty compilation of modern members short stories plus a neat history of The Detection Club, started in the late 1920s or early 1930s by Chesterton, Sayers, et al Current crop includes P.D James, Michael Ridpath, H.R.F Keating, John Harvey, Lindsey Davis, Colin Dexter, Robert Barnard, Margaret Yorke, Robert Goddard, Claire Francis, Reginald Hill.mJThe part time job P.D James Partnership track Michael Ridpath solid, frightening look at corporate cultureA toothbrush , H.R.F Keating The sun, the moon, and the stars , John Harvey Going anywhere nice , Lindsey Davis funny, dark odd PIBetween the lines , Colin Dexter classic scary guyThe life lie , Robert Barnard The woman from Marlow , Margaret Yorke nifty female con jobToupee for a bald tyre , Robert Goddard The holiday , Claire Francis creepy relationships a.la HighsmithFool of myself , Reginald Hill 2006 09

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    This volume of short stories by the cream of British crime writing talent celebrates 75 years of the quintessential Detection Club.ContainsThe Part Time Job, P.D JamesPartnership Track, Michael RidpathA Toothbrush, H.R.F KeatingThe Sun, the Moon, the Stars, John Harvey Going Anywhere Nice , Lindsey DavisBetween the Lines, Colin DexterThe Life lie, Robert BarnardThe Woman from Marlow, Margaret YorkeToupee for Bald Tyre, Robert GoddardThe Holiday, Clare FrancisFool of Myself, Reginald HillMost of these short stories are quick reads, about 20 pages long, and among the authors are a number of bestsellers, as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers The stories appear to have all been written for the occasion, and are previously un published.I think the best were The Part Time Job, by P.D James and Between the Lines, by Colin Dexter

  5. says:

    A mixed bag of short stories from member of the Detection Club Given some of the class crime authors involved, I expected this to be much better than it was there are one or two good stories but most fall a little flat, starting off well but rounding off with a weak ending, as of the author ran out of his allotted word count Lindsey Davis Going Anywhere Nice and Clare Francis The Holiday seeming to fit this bill. Best by far in my opinion, is Reginald Hill s contribution, a rare outing for Dalziel without Pascoe.

  6. says:

    First published in 2005 this is a collection of eleven short stories by members of the Detection Club The 2014 edition also includes a brief introduction to this collection and also a brief history of the club by Simon Brett Although this collection features some of my favourite authors I did not find many of the stories to be that great Possibly my favourite was by Reginald Hill I think John Harvey developed his story into a novel later on.

  7. says:

    A collection by British authors who are members of the detection club With some it helps to have read the novels featuring the writer s usual protagonist I borrowed this from the library for the Reginald Hill story, which was fun, and enjoyed most of the others Some were less entertaining, but that s normal for anthologies Simon Brett s history of the club is fun too.

  8. says:

    OMG this was pathetic, the stories were forced, poor writing rushed like the authors weren t too motivated A poor book, not to be shelved The good news is that they re all shorts so not tortured too long, the bad is that the calibre of the writing should have been MUCH better Was this a money grab

  9. says:

    Stories by PD James and Reginald Hill were excellent but rest were a mixed bag

  10. says:

    Short stories from the best detective novel writers around What s not to like

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