This is a big deal. Any fan of crime fiction will grab for it.The restored texts of these five 1920s classics are reason enough to treasure this volume. Add the fascinating notes, illustrations, and historical overview supplied by master-researcher Leslie S. Klinger, along with an insightful introduction from crime-fiction authority Otto Penzler, and the result is a classic of its own, one that I'll return to again and again.--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art The hugely welcome revival of fiction from the Golden Age of detective fiction between the wars is given fresh impetus by Les Klinger's eclectic, attractively produced, and splendidly annotated collection of five American classic mystery novels.--Martin Edwards, Edgar-winning author of Gallows Court and The Golden Age of Murder A treasure chest, packed with gumshoes and dames, Colt-.45s and fedoras, townhouses and locked rooms. Resurrecting long-gone authors and restoring their finest work to the page, this gorgeous volume is indispensable for any mystery enthusiast.--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window These five novels, all wildly popular when first published, offer a window on the world of manners and attitudes in America in the 1920s. They can still be enjoyed as mysteries, or they can be read as historic documents, enriched by Klinger's copious annotations that help fix each in its time and place. A veritable buffet of food for thought for crime fiction fans.