Game Faces

The Library of Congress Crime Classics series features some of the finest American crime writing from the 1860s to the 1960s. Drawn from the Library’s unequalled collections, series editor and mystery expert Leslie S. Klinger has selected scarce and lesser known titles that represent a range of genres, from “cozies” to police procedurals. Priced and formatted for wide readership and classrooms, each volume includes the original text, as well as a contextual introduction, brief biography of the author, notes, recommendations for further reading, and suggested discussion questions. Crime Classics are published by Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks, in association with the Library of Congress.

The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope

Case Pending
By Dell Shannon
Published by Poisoned Pen Press, in association with the Library of Congress
$14.99
Paperback, 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches, 240 pages
ISBN: 9781464213014
Hers was the kind of casual homicide that occurred every week in a city like Los Angeles in the sixties. Beaten, robbed, and left in an abandoned lot, Elena Ramirez’s death was like many others… in fact, nearly identical to a murder that happened six months earlier—a case that Detective Luis Mendoza was never able to solve.

The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope

The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope
By C. W. Grafton
Published by Poisoned Pen Presss, in association with the Library of Congress
$14.99
Paperback, 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches, 304 pages

ISBN: 9781464212987
A young lawyer hired by a pretty young woman to investigate the motives behind a proposed stock buy-back cheats death repeatedly as he painstakingly uncovers secrets that executives at Harper Products don’t want revealed.

That Affair Next Door

That Affair Next Door
By Anna Katharine Green
Published by Poisoned Pen Presss, in association with the Library of Congress
$14.99
Paperback, 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches, 300 pages
ISBN: 9781464212956
The first book in the new mystery series Crime Classics from the Library of Congress, That Affair Next Door follows Miss Amelia Butterworth, an inquisitive single woman who becomes involved in a murder investigation, after the woman next door turns up dead.

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