Anatomy of Murder: Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction

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Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001 - Fiction - 210 pages
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Anatomy of Murder identifies and explores three basic fictional forms dealing with murder and detection—mystery, detective, and crime fiction. Mystery fiction takes place in a centered world, one whose most distinctive characteristic is motivation. Covering the forms of murder fiction, the book examines texts by Doyle, Christie, Sayers, Hammett, Chandler, Highsmith, Jim Thompson, Thomas Harris, and others.

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MYSTERY FICTION
11
Special Providence in Mystery Fiction
33
Truth and Justice in Contemporary Mystery Fiction
51
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