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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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Cops and Constables: American and British Fictional Policemen

Earl F. Bargainnier, George N. Dove - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 204 pages
In both British and American detective fiction the police detective has emerged as a fictional protagonist. However, the American policemen have not achieved the prominence of ...
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10 Women of Mystery

Earl F. Bargainnier - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 304 pages
This volume, which examines the special contributions of a number of women mystery writers, sheds light on this significant example of common interests in recreational reading ...
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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 - 208 pages
In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. D. James—one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today—gives us a personal, lively, illuminating ...
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The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis

Charles Brownson - Literary Criticism - 2014 - 216 pages
This book begins with a history of the detective genre, coextensive with the novel itself, identifying the attitudes and institutions needed for the genre to emerge in its ...
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Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel

Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 215 pages
The hard-bitten PI with a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer--it's an image as old as the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction itself. Alcohol has long been an important ...
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American Mystery and Detective Novels: A Reference Guide

Larry N. Landrum - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 273 pages
A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.
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Deadlier Than The Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing

Jessica Mann - Literary Criticism - 2015 - 244 pages
Why are English women so good at murder? Among the books which have survived for more than half a century, always in print and always in demand, are the murder mysteries by ...
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Whatever Happened to Sherlock Holmes: Detective Fiction, Popular Theology ...

Robert S. Paul - Religion - 1991 - 305 pages
Robert S. Paul suggests that the reason detective fiction has won legions of readers may be that "the writer of detective fiction, without conscious intent, appeals directly to ...
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