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b_ergang
June 24th, 2004, 06:11 AM
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "rkazero" <rkazero@f...> wrote:
> Non-murder crimes are just as capable of generating good
> puzzle/detection plots as murder. I know I have read a number of
> such, but, unfortunately, none leap to mind.

As I recall, Carr's THE CURSE OF THE BRONZE LAMP fits this category.
It contains the fear of foul play, and intent to commit it, but no
actual corpse. Despite which, and because of the "impossible"
disappearance and the author's superb sense of atmosphere, the story
keeps you reading.

In the short mystery realm, some of Futrelle's and Hoch's stories
come to mind.

rkazero
June 24th, 2004, 06:33 AM
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "b_ergang" <bergang@o...> wrote:
> --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "rkazero" <rkazero@f...> wrote:
> > Non-murder crimes are just as capable of generating good
> > puzzle/detection plots as murder. I know I have read a number of
> > such, but, unfortunately, none leap to mind.
>
> As I recall, Carr's THE CURSE OF THE BRONZE LAMP fits this
category.
> It contains the fear of foul play, and intent to commit it, but no
> actual corpse. Despite which, and because of the "impossible"
> disappearance and the author's superb sense of atmosphere, the
story
> keeps you reading.
>
> In the short mystery realm, some of Futrelle's and Hoch's stories
> come to mind.

Lots of the Sherlock Holmes short stories are not about murder, too.
Can anyone come up with GA era examples, especially novel-length
efforts?
RKAzero