100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction: Margery Allingham

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Fiona Kelleghan
Salem PressInc, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 757 pages
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This collection surveys 100 of the writerswho have made the most lasting contributionsto the genre. Most articles are 2,500words, with longer articles on such majorfigures as Raymond Chandler, DashiellHammett, Ellery Queen and Rex Stout.Handy, ready-reference listings aredesigned to accommodate the uniquecharacteristics of mystery and detectivefiction, including author?s pseudonyms,types of plots, principal series and principalseries characters, and even a glossaryof terms peculiar to the genre.Reference elements include a complete,up-to-date list of authors? works, a glossaryof mystery and detective fiction terms,annotated bibliographies, a time line, anindex of series characters and a list ofauthors by plot type.

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This two-volume set is actually an updated subset of essays published by Salem in 1988 in the four-volume Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction. The authors included were selected for ... Read full review


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