The Vicious Circle: Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table
The Vicious Circle Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table Author:Otto Penzler (Editor) A literary event! The mystery and crime fiction of the Algonquin Round Table. A Mystery Guild Main Selection. — With the possible exception of the expatriate writers living in Paris in the 1920s, no single group of American literary figures has achieved as much fame or notoriety as the New York sophisticates who met to match wits and atte... more »mpt to outshine each other as members of what came to be called the Algonquin Round Table.
The humorists Robert Benchley and S. J. Perelman, playwrights Marc Connelly and George S. Kaufman, novelists Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott, and most famously, Dorothy Parker, were the literary luminaries who made up this group, and each one produced a piece or two of crime fiction at some point, which are collected for the first time in this anthology by acclaimed mystery editor Otto Penzler.
Introduction by Otto Penzler --
Coroner's inquest by Marc Connelly --
The mystery of the poisoned kipper by Robert Benchley --
Farewell, my lovely appetizer by S.J. Perelman --
Haircut by Ring Lardner --
Moonlight sonata by Alexander Woollcott --
The great Warburton mystery by George S. Kaufman and Howard Dietz --
Big Blonde by Dorothy Parker --
Up the close and down the stair by S.J. Perelman --
The man who came back by Edna Ferber --
Rien ne va plus by Alexander Woollcott --
Four-and-twenty blackjacks by S.J. Perelman --
Stop me--if you've heard this one by Ring Lardner.« less