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Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Take Your Breath Away (book)

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Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Take Your Breath Away


  1. Introduction by Alfred Hitchcock (ghost written)
  2. The Arrowmont Prison Riddle by Bill Pronzini
  3. End of the Line by Edward D. Hoch
  4. The Dettweiler Solution by Lawrence Block
  5. The Whitechapel Wantons by Vincent McConnor
  6. Cora's Raid by Isak Romun
  7. A Cup of Herbal Tea by Robert S. Alfrich
  8. Albion, Perfidious Albion by Everett Greenbaum — from AHMM 21(6)
  9. Life or Breath by Nelson DeMille — from AHMM 21(6)
  10. The Silver Lining by Mick Mahoney — from AHMM 21(6)
  11. A Private Little War by William Brittain
  12. Superscam by Francis M. Nevins, Jnr — from AHMM 21(8)
  13. Have You Ever Seen This Woman? by John Lutz — from AHMM 21(8)
  14. Joe Cutter's Game by Brian Garfield
  15. A Cabin in the Woods by John Coyne
  16. Crook of the Month by Robert Bloch
  17. Death of a Peruke-Maker by Clayton Matthews
  18. The Forever Duel by James McKimmey
  19. The Challenge by Carroll Mayers — from AHMM 21(11)
  20. Extra Work by Robert W. Wells
  21. The First Moon Tourist by Duffy Carpenter
  22. The Long Arm of El Jefe by Edward Wellen
  23. Death Sentence by Stephen Wasylyk
  24. Kid Cardula by Jack Ritchie — from AHMM 21(6)
  25. Invisible Clue by Jeffry Scott
  26. Accidental Widow by Nedra Tyre
  27. Element of Surprise by Bruce M. Fisher — from AHMM 21(11)
  28. Looking for Milliken Street by Joyce Harrington
  29. Judgment Postponed by Robert Edward Eckels
  30. The Window by William Bankier


This is the second in this series of anthologies of stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. And starting with this anthology, the even-numbered volumes in the series will consist of stories the editors of AHMM believe to be the best published in the magazine the previous year.

In these pages, then, you will find the most dastardly of plots, the wittiest of contrivances, the most suspicious of circumstances, the strangest of fiction, and the direst of schemes concocted by the contributors to AHMM in 1976. Twenty-nine tales in all, and each of them calculated to leave you breathless — the total collection rife with the rogues and roguishness you've come to expect from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

Alfred J. Hitchcock