Bloody murder: from the detective story to the crime novel : a history

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Viking, Jun 1, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 261 pages
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This history of the various forms and masters of the mystery genre follows the trail through the first pinnacle of detection in the Master Detective stories of the 1930s up to the present

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Review: Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel

User Review  - Steve Gross - Goodreads

Fourth revision of a study of mystery books. Somewhat dated (which is why they keep revising it). Some interesting points. Read full review

Review: Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel

User Review  - Bob Stewart - Goodreads

I'm surprised this book isn't more highly rated. I might not agree with all his assessments, but it's very comprehensive and Symons gives you a good idea of what to expect from authors you haven't read before. Is there anyone who's done it better? Read full review

Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
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The Guilty Party
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What They Are and Why We Read Them
13
Copyright

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