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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 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:  Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: Green Popular Penguins, The
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:  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:  Dark-Adapted Eye: Green Popular Penguins, A
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: 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: 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:  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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