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

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Penguin books, 1974 - Literary Criticism - 270 pages
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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

What They Are and Why We Read Them
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Godwin Vidocq Poe
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the Pattern Forms
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