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

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