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The Longman Anthology Of Detective Fiction

Author : Deane Mansfield-Kelley
ISBN : 0321195019
Genre : Fiction
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A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

Death By Pen

Author : Deane Mansfield-Kelley
ISBN : 0205518494
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents stories about amateur detectives, private investigators, and the police from the nineteenth century origins of detective fiction to the present, along with critical articles on the genre.

Murderous Schemes

Author : Donald E. Westlake
ISBN : 9780195104875
Genre : Fiction
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Thirty-two classic crime stories are arranged according to eight common plots of detective fiction

A New Omnibus Of Crime

Author : Tony Hillerman
ISBN : 9780195182149
Genre : Fiction
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In this collection of mystery short fiction from the early 1930s to the present, each selection is introduced and placed in the context of the author and the genre's literary history and includes works by Paul Theroux, P. D. James, Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, and other notables.

A Companion To Crime Fiction

Author : Charles J. Rzepka
ISBN : 144431792X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

Detective Fiction

Author : Charles J. Rzepka
ISBN : 0745629423
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Detective Fiction is a clear and compelling look at some ofthe best known, yet least-understood, characters and texts of themodern day. Charles J. Rzepka traces the history of the genre fromits modern beginnings in the early eighteenth century, with thecriminal broadsheets and ‘true’ crime stories of TheNewgate Calendar, to its present state of diversity, innovation,and worldwide diffusion, in a manner that students and scholarsalike will find readable and provocative. The book focuses particularly on the relationship of detectivefiction's emerging ‘puzzle-element’ to theinvestigative methods of the nascent historical sciences, and topopular cultural attitudes toward history, particularly in GreatBritain and the United States. In addition, the author examines thespecific impact of urbanization, the rise of the professions, brainscience, legal and social reform, war and economic dislocation,class-consciousness, and changing concepts of race and gender.Extended close readings of the classics of Detective Fiction inseveral ‘Casebook’ essays devoted to seminal works byPoe, Doyle, Sayers, and Chandler show in detail how the genre hasresponded to these influences over the last century and a half.They also serve to introduce students to a variety of currentcritical approaches. Undergraduate students of Detective and Crime Fiction and ofgenre fiction in general, will find this book essentialreading. ‘Cool, savvy, and utterly compelling: every page ofCharles J. Rzepka’s magnificent history of detective fictiondisplays the forensic panache of the true connoisseur of murder.Commanding an unrivalled breadth of reference and depth of insight,the book is a must-read for everyone interested in detectivefiction.’ Nicholas Roe, University of St Andrews ‘In this sustained analysis of the emergence anddevelopment of detective fiction in England and America, CharlesRzepka has produced both a compelling cultural history and askilful demonstration of what Poe aptly called “the moralactivity which disentangles”. It will become an indispensableguide to serious students of detective literature.’ Ronald R. Thomas, University of Puget Sound

Detection By Gaslight

Author : Douglas G. Greene
ISBN : 9780486114125
Genre : Fiction
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Fourteen extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian crime stories by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jacques Futrelle, G. K. Chesterton, and others — many never before published in book form.

Nairobi Heat

Author : Mukoma wa Ngugi
ISBN : 9780143027065
Genre : Fiction
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Soon enough I found myself outside the airport in what felt like a market - a wall of people shouting and heckling, selling newspapers, phone cards, even boiled eggs. But it wasn't the people that stopped me in my tracks, it was the heat. The heat made New Orleans on a hot summer day feel like spring. Humid, thick and salty to taste, that was Nairobi heat. When a beautiful blonde girl is found murdered on thh porch of an African university professor in a small town in Wisconsin, USA, hard-working detective Ishmael Fofona knows immediately that it will be the news event of the year. What he cannot know however is that the discovery of the dead girl will change his life forever and that barely seventy-two hours after being called to the scene he will find himself on African soil, hunting for clues in a case that seemingly makes no sense. Why would Joshua Hakizimana - hero of the Rwandan genocide, a man who had saved hundreds of people from the machetes of genocidaires - kill a random white girl and then dump her body outside his house? The answers, it would seem, lie in Africa. And there is only one way to get at them.

Popular Fiction

Author : Gary Hoppenstand
ISBN : 0321011643
Genre : Fiction
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This exciting and unique new anthology offers the best of popular fiction, including 45 short stories and one short novel that highlight the major genres of romance, horror fiction, science fiction, detective stories and adventure. Some of the world's most popular authors, from Edgar Allen Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle to Stephen King and Ian Fleming, are featured. Supporting this definitive collection of stories are ten non-fiction essays which discuss the key elements for writing in each genre.

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

Author : James O'Brien
ISBN : 9780199311576
Genre : Science
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One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable deductions from the most mundane facts. The very first words that Sherlock Holmes ever says to Dr. Watson are, "How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." Watson responds, "How on earth did you know that?" And so a crime-solving legend is born. In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations. Indeed, one reason for Holmes's appeal is his frequent use of the scientific method and the vast scientific knowledge which he drew upon to solve mysteries. For instance, in heart of the book, the author reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method. One of the more appealing aspects of the book is how the author includes real-world background on topics such as handwriting analysis, describing how it was used to capture the New York Zodiac killer and to clinch the case against the Lindbergh baby kidnapper. Sherlock Holmes was knowledgeable about several sciences, most notably chemistry. Therefore the book takes a close look at Holmes the chemist and discusses, for example, chemical poisons such as carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historical name for hydrogen cyanide). The author also debunks Isaac Asimov's famous assertion that Holmes was a blundering chemist. In addition, the book discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits. Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate millions of readers and movie goers alike. The Scientific Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fans of this most beloved of all fictional detectives.

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