Philip Wylie (1902-1971) was a prolific writer with diverse talents and versatility. His stories were, in the words of editor Bill Pronzini, “controversial, provocative, iconoclastic” and unafraid to question cultural sensibilities and critique American mores. As a result, his detective fiction were among the most ingenious and innovative of his generation. Included in this collection are six of his best mysteries where, in order to discover the solution, you will be forced to see through the mayhem of a hurricane in the Florida Keys, find something unnatural in a death by heart attack, join an Olympic swimmer as he matches wits with a ruthless murder, and find which weapon (out of ten thousand!) was used to bludgeon someone to death in the New York Museum of Natural History.