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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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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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The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion: A Guide to the Bestselling ...

George Beahm - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 300 pages
A reference on the life and work of author Patricia Cornwell and her heroine, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta, presents discussions on her novels, an examination of Cornwell ...
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The Detective in American Fiction, Film, and Television

Jerome Delamater, Ruth Prigozy - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 139 pages
These essays investigate the detective in American popular culture, from Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe to TV's maternal Jessica Fletcher.
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Theory and Practice of Classic Detective Fiction

Jerome Delamater, Ruth Prigozy, Hofstra University - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 202 pages
Essays that explore major theoretical viewpoints of the detective fiction genre and then apply those theories to the novels of Agatha Christie and her heirs in the British ...
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