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Twelve Englishmen of Mystery

Earl F. Bargainnier - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 325 pages
There are hundreds of satisfactory and satisfying British mystery writers whose works should be studied both for their own individual accomplishments and for their comments on ...
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The Gentle Art of Murder: The Detective Fiction of Agatha Christie

Earl F. Bargainnier - Biography & Autobiography - 1980 - 232 pages
This study of the technique of Agatha Christie’s detective fiction—sixty-seven novels and over one hundred short stories—is the first extensive analysis of her accomplishment ...
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Talking About Detective Fiction

P. D. James - Literary Criticism - 2009
P. D. James examines the genre of detective fiction from top to bottom, beginning with the mystery plots at the hearts of such novels as Great Expectations and Jane Eyre, and ...
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In the Beginning: First Novels in Mystery Series

Mary Jean DeMarr - Fiction - 1995 - 227 pages
This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detective fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in ...
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Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books

H. R. F. Keating - Fiction - 1996 - 219 pages
Traces the growth of the mystery genre and selects what he considers to be the top one hundred, giving a perceptive and informative account of each
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Modern Mystery Writers

Harold Bloom - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1995 - 201 pages
Chronicling the achievements of such authors as Robert Bloch, Shirley Jackson, and H. P. Lovecraft, a collection of profiles provides biographical, critical, and ...
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Bloody murder: from the detective story to the crime novel : a history

Julian Symons - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
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 ...
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Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays

Robin W. Winks - Fiction - 1988 - 301 pages
Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate genre of literature, an enjoyable self-indulgence, a mirror of society, or a waste of time
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