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The Genre Examined
Aristotle on Detective Fiction
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action adventure Agatha Christie American appears Archer archetypal Aristotle artistic Auden become behavior Chandler character classical clues Collins comedy Conan Doyle conventional crime criminal critics cultural death detective fiction detective hero detective novel detective story detective-story detective's Dorothy Sayers Dupin Editor's note Ellery Queen emotional English essay fact Father Brown feel formal detective novel formula genre guilt Haggard Hammett Helm human innocent interest John kind Lew Archer literary literature London Lord Peter Marlowe Matt Helm means modern Moonstone moral motive murder Mystery Story mystification myths Nine Tailors novelist patterns person plot Poe's Poirot police popular problem puzzle Raymond Chandler reader reality romance Ross Macdonald seems sense Sherlock Holmes short story social society structure suspect symbols tale tective thing thriller tion tradition tragedy Trent's Last truth turn victim villain W. H. Auden Watson whodunit Wimsey writers York