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With a nod to the design for Penguin’s original ‘Mystery and Crime’ series, Penguin’s new Green Popular Penguins series flaunts a bold green cover twist on the iconic Penguin triband for 50 crime fiction classics by 38 acclaimed writers at the very top of their game. Featuring perennial favourites this new collection also (re)introduces some of the most interesting and influential crime writers of all time and showcases some of the key storylines, plot twists and character archetypes that have played an instrumental role in defining the evolution of the crime fiction writing genre across more than 160 years from the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century.

Beginning with the early Victorian pioneers of detective fiction (Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle and his brother-in-law EW Hornung); through the Edwardian advent of the modern mystery and all-action hero with a stiff upper lip (EC Bentley, Childers Erskine, John Buchan); and the establishment of the post WWI spy thriller (Edgar Wallace); to the introduction of the hard-boiled self-talking detective popularised during the post-war austerity (Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammett); and the legal dramas typical of the 1970s and 80s (John Mortimer, Scott Turow ); and finally to the psychological thrillers of the 2000s (Nicci French).

Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again, you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.

Green Popular Penguins now available for $9.95 from your favourite bookseller, on-line and in-stores.
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Book Cover: The Thin Man: Green Popular Penguins
Set among the speakeasies of early 1930s Manhattan, The Thin Man is hardboiled crime at its wisecracking best.
Set among the speakeasies of early 1930s Manhattan, The Thin Man is hardboiled crime at its wisecracking best.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570349
Book Cover: The Long Good-bye: Green Popular Penguins
Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead. So he turns to his only friend in the world, Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator.
Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead. So he turns to his only friend in the world, Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570158
Book Cover: The Riddle of the Sands: Green Popular Penguins
Tempted by the idea of duck shooting, Carruthers joins his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic.  But Davies has more on his mind than killing fowl.  As they navigate the waters and treacherous . . . 
Tempted by the idea of duck shooting, Carruthers joins his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic.  But Davies has more on his mind than killing fowl.  As they navigate the waters and treacherous . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570295
Book Cover: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Green Popular Penguins
The twelve mysteries gathered in this first collection of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson's adventures reveal the brilliant consulting detective at the height of his powers.
The twelve mysteries gathered in this first collection of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson's adventures reveal the brilliant consulting detective at the height of his powers.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143569923
Book Cover:  Beneath the Skin: Green Popular Penguins
Three women's lives are stretched to breaking point as they are tracked by a cruel and malicious stalker. Zoe, Jenny and Nadia have nothing in common save the disturbing letters that probe their most vulnerable secrets . . . 
Three women's lives are stretched to breaking point as they are tracked by a cruel and malicious stalker. Zoe, Jenny and Nadia have nothing in common save the disturbing letters that probe their most vulnerable secrets . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143569954
Book Cover:  Trent's Last Case: Green Popular Penguins

When a scheming American capitalist is found dead in the garden of his English country house, two immediate matters confound amateur detective Philip Trent: why is the dead man not wearing his false teeth, and why is his young widow seemingly relieved at his death? The newly widowed Mabel Manderson – 'the lady in black' – has a disarming effect on the refreshingly fallible and...

When a scheming American capitalist is found dead in the garden of his English country house, two immediate matters confound amateur detective Philip Trent: why is the dead man not wearing his false...

Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143569794
Book Cover:  Lady Audley's Secret: Green Popular Penguins
When his uncle, Sir Michael Audley marries a beautiful and enigmatic young woman, Richard suppresses his misgivings. But the strange behaviours of Lady Audley and the suspicious disappearance of his . . . 
When his uncle, Sir Michael Audley marries a beautiful and enigmatic young woman, Richard suppresses his misgivings. But the strange behaviours of Lady Audley and the suspicious disappearance of his . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570134
Book Cover: The Moonstone: Green Popular Penguins
A priceless yellow diamond, pillaged from an Indian Temple is presented to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. But when the diamond is again stolen that very same night, no one is above suspicion. 
A priceless yellow diamond, pillaged from an Indian Temple is presented to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. But when the diamond is again stolen that very same night, no one is above suspicion. 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570189
Book Cover:  Greenmantle: Green Popular Penguins
A cryptic message launches Major Richard Hannay into another adventure of intrigue, espionage, and danger. Setting out across war-torn Europe, and travelling to the heart of the Middle East, Hannay and his . . . 
A cryptic message launches Major Richard Hannay into another adventure of intrigue, espionage, and danger. Setting out across war-torn Europe, and travelling to the heart of the Middle East, Hannay and his . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570080
Book Cover: A Dark-Adapted Eye: Green Popular Penguins
Vera was prim and fastidious. Eden was beautiful and adored. Like most families they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. Yet their sisterly bond was strained by obsession, manipulation and murderous . . . 
Vera was prim and fastidious. Eden was beautiful and adored. Like most families they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. Yet their sisterly bond was strained by obsession, manipulation and murderous . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570035
Book Cover: The Innocence of Father Brown: Green Popular Penguins
The Innocence of Father Brown is the first collection of stories starring Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil.
The Innocence of Father Brown is the first collection of stories starring Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570097
Book Cover: The Perfect Murder: The First Inspector Ghote Mystery: Green Popular    Penguins
What terrible luck to be investigating the perfect murder at the beginning of his career with the Bombay Police, thinks Inspector Ghote.
What terrible luck to be investigating the perfect murder at the beginning of his career with the Bombay Police, thinks Inspector Ghote.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570240
Book Cover:  Journey into Fear: Green Popular Penguins

In the early stages of the Second World War, a British engineer and arms expert holds secret talks with the Turkish government. Shaken by an attempt on his life, he departs for home on an Italian freighter, with the knowledge that Nazi assassins aim to prevent his return. Friend and foe become quickly indistinguishable as he grapples to trust those around him – should he suspect the cabaret dancer?...

In the early stages of the Second World War, a British engineer and arms expert holds secret talks with the Turkish government. Shaken by an attempt on his life, he departs for home on an Italian freighter...

Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570127
Book Cover: The Thirty-Nine Steps: Green Popular Penguins
Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London, until a murder is committed in his flat. An obvious suspect for the police and . . . 
Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London, until a murder is committed in his flat. An obvious suspect for the police and . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143569930
Book Cover:  Raffles: Green Popular Penguins
Gentleman thief Raffles is daring, debonair, devilishly handsome - and a first-rate cricketer. In these stories, the master burglar mixes his aptitude for cricket with his passion for crime.
Gentleman thief Raffles is daring, debonair, devilishly handsome - and a first-rate cricketer. In these stories, the master burglar mixes his aptitude for cricket with his passion for crime.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143569947
Book Cover:  Jonah & Co: Green Popular Penguins
These are some of Yates' early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan.
These are some of Yates' early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143569916
Book Cover:  Miami Blues: Green Popular Penguins
Ex-con Freddy 'Junior' Frenger lands in Miami with three stolen wallets and plans for a new life of crime, and leaves the airport with a snatched suitcase and the corpse of a Hare Krishna behind him.
Ex-con Freddy 'Junior' Frenger lands in Miami with three stolen wallets and plans for a new life of crime, and leaves the airport with a snatched suitcase and the corpse of a Hare Krishna behind him.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570172
Book Cover: A Study in Scarlet: Green Popular Penguins
Quiet bachelor life is not as Dr. Watson imagines once he discovers his flat-mate Sherlock Holmes is a consulting detective.\r\nAccompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London, Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in horror.
Quiet bachelor life is not as Dr. Watson imagines once he discovers his flat-mate Sherlock Holmes is a consulting detective.\r\nAccompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London, Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in horror.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570325
Book Cover:  Mr J G Reeder Returns: Green Popular Penguins
On the surface, J.G. Reeder is a shabby little police officer with red hair and weak eyes, but underneath his timid appearance lies a razor-sharp mind and the ability to think like a criminal.
On the surface, J.G. Reeder is a shabby little police officer with red hair and weak eyes, but underneath his timid appearance lies a razor-sharp mind and the ability to think like a criminal.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570196
Book Cover: The Murders in the Rue Morgue: Green Popular Penguins
A mother and daughter are bafflingly and brutally murdered inside a locked room on Rue Morgue, and C. Auguste Dupin must apply his fine detective skills to piece together the mystery.
A mother and daughter are bafflingly and brutally murdered inside a locked room on Rue Morgue, and C. Auguste Dupin must apply his fine detective skills to piece together the mystery.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570202
Book Cover:  Don't Look Now and other stories: Green Popular Penguins
This collection of short stories from Du Maurier parades her talent for turning the pangs and heartaches of everyday living into psychological nightmares, driving her characters relentlessly towards the brink of insanity.
This collection of short stories from Du Maurier parades her talent for turning the pangs and heartaches of everyday living into psychological nightmares, driving her characters relentlessly towards the brink of insanity.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570059
Book Cover:  Rumpole and the Reign of Terror: Green Popular Penguins
A respected Pakistani doctor is imprisoned on suspicion of being a terrorist, and the British government refuses to release any information to Rumpole regarding the evidence against him. 
A respected Pakistani doctor is imprisoned on suspicion of being a terrorist, and the British government refuses to release any information to Rumpole regarding the evidence against him. 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570301
Book Cover:  Presumed Innocent: Green Popular Penguins
When a woman is found brutally murdered in her apartment, sadly, it's another day on the job for prosecutor Rusty Sabich. When that woman turns out to be a colleague, things start looking grim, and when that woman, Carolyn Polhemus, is identified as . . . 
When a woman is found brutally murdered in her apartment, sadly, it's another day on the job for prosecutor Rusty Sabich. When that woman turns out to be a colleague, things start looking grim, and when that woman, Carolyn Polhemus, is identified as . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570264
Book Cover: The Man Who Was Thursday: Green Popular Penguins
G.K. Chesterton's 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, is a metaphysical thriller, and a detective story filled with poetry and politics.
G.K. Chesterton's 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, is a metaphysical thriller, and a detective story filled with poetry and politics.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570165

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