Murder for pleasure: the life and times of the detective story

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D. Appleton-Century Company, incorporated, 1941 - Literary Criticism - 409 pages
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Still the single best genre overview around, even at 70 years old. Read full review

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Some interesting ideas here... one being that there is a close relationship between democracy and the popularity of detective stories. But only read this if you can handle the misogynist value ... Read full review

Contents

1841Place America Genesis
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The Birthplace of the Detective Story
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The Father of the Detective Story
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Copyright

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