Match wits with great detectives, devious criminals, and many of the finest minds in the all-time annals of detective literature. From crime-suspense to hard-boiled fiction to modern noir, the scope of these 50 absorbing detective stories is as wide as the tales are short. They're written by such top names as James M. Barrie, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, Jack London, Nick Spain and countless others. There's even one of by Abraham Lincoln which appeared in 1843. Prison breakouts, grand larceny, homicide: solving these tricky cases will be a treat for all mystery fans.