Cops and Constables: American and British Fictional Policemen

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Earl F. Bargainnier, George N. Dove
Popular Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 204 pages
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In both British and American detective fiction the police detective has emerged as a fictional protagonist. However, the American policemen have not achieved the prominence of their British counterparts. The thirteen essays in this volume indicate some of the principle elements which appear again and again in both British and American police procedurals.
  

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Contents

Anthony Abbots Thatcher Colt 1
13
Barrie Hayne
33
John Balls Virgil Tibbs and Jack Tallon
43
Hillary Waughs Fred Fellows
55
Dell Shannons Luis Mendoza
69
Collin Wilcoxs Frank Hastings
86
Tony Hillermans Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee
98
Henry Wades John Poole
114
Christianna Brands Cockle Cockrill
125
Colin Watsons Walter Purbright
143
Bill Knoxs Colin Thane and Phil Moss
157
Peter Loveseys Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray
170
Contemporary British Fictional Policemen
183
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Earl F. Bargainnier was Fuller E. Callaway Professor of English Language and Literature at Wesleyan College. A former president of the Popular Culture Association, he was the author of more than sixty articles and The Gentle Art of Murder: The Detective Fiction of Agatha Christie. He also edited Ten Women of Mystery and Twelve Englishmen of Mystery. Professor Bargainnier died January 3, 1987.

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