David Stuart Davies has edited four other immensely popular anthologies for the Collector’s Library. This volume includes some of the greatest classic crime short stories ever written. It contains locked rooms, barely decipherable codes, and straightforward murders written by masters of the genre: Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, G.K. Chesterton, Edgar Wallace, John Dickson Carr, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Arnold Bennett, among others.
David Stuart Davies (born 1946) is a British writer. He worked as a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and nonfiction. He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers Association.