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The Collected Stories

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : UOM:49015002460179
Genre : Fiction
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A compilation of spinetingling mysteries includes the tales of an unknown toddler who stumbles out of the bushes, a woman shot dead during a literary meeting, and stories that include dynamic novice investigator Kate Fansler.

The Collected Stories Of Amanda Cross

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9780307803405
Genre : Fiction
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Amanda Cross is master of the American literary whodunit. In her delicately menacing short fiction, assembled here in one volume, dangerous impulses seize the most unlikely individuals, and everyday existence is fast eclipsed by the bizarre. Among the compelling intrigues: The cold-blooded murder of Mrs. Byron Lloyd, shot dead during a writers' panel discussion . . . the enigma of the nameless toddler who walks out of the bushes one New England summer afternoon . . . the reappearance of a missing Constable drawing just where it can cause the most trouble . . . and other wonderful mysteries, many of which star the incomparable amateur sleuth Kate Fansler.

Busybodies Meddlers And Snoops

Author : Kimberly J. Dilley
ISBN : 0313303304
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An analysis of contemporary women's mysteries featuring the modern female detective.

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author : Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay
ISBN : 9780313334283
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

Author : Eric Sandberg
ISBN : 9781442278233
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.

The Puzzled Heart

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9780307803399
Genre : Fiction
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Kate Fansler's husband, Reed, has been kidnapped--and will be killed unless Kate obeys the carefully delineated directives of a ransom note. Tormented by her own puzzled heart, Kate seeks solace and wise counsel from both old friends and new. But who precisely is the enemy? Is he or she a vengeful colleague? A hostile student? A terrorist sect? The questions mount as Kate searches for Reed--accompanied by her trusty new companion, a Saint Bernard puppy named Bancroft. Hovering near Kate and Bancroft are rampant cruelties and calculated menace. The moment is ripe for murder. . . .

Encyclopedia Of The American Novel

Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN : 9781438140698
Genre : American fiction
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Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.

Singular Women

Author : Kristen Frederickson
ISBN : 0520231651
Genre : Art
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Contemporary art historians - all of them women - probe the dilemmas and complexities of writing about the woman artist, past and present. These 13 essays address the work and history of specific artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the present day.

Poetic Justice

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820061
Genre : Fiction
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It’s New York City, 1970, and student riots have ravaged the university where Professor Kate Fansler teaches Victorian literature to mature students. The survival of the University College is in doubt, especially as their President Jeremiah Cudlipp is determined to shut it down. In the midst of balancing dissertation proposals with the politics of academia, Kate is faced with insurmountable odds. But armed with a handful of rebellious colleagues, the poetry of W. H. Auden, and her new fiancé, she is not one to give up. Kate is willing to fight to the death for her college, but only a miracle – or perhaps a murder – can save their beloved institution . . . Littered with verses of Auden, Amanda Cross’s Poetic Justice is a passionate and gripping mystery. Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this murder mystery series, continuing with The Theban Mysteries and The Question of Max.

Insiders Guide R To Cincinnati

Author : Felix Winternitz
ISBN : 9781461746928
Genre : Travel
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For those looking to visit Cincinnati or considering moving there, Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati is the essential source for information about this thriving Ohio city. Written by locals with first-hand experience in the region, this exceedingly useful and practical guide offers a personal perspective of Cincinnati and its surroundings and includes three maps of the area.

The International Who S Who Of Women 2002

Author : Elizabeth Sleeman
ISBN : 1857431227
Genre : Reference
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Over 5,500 detailed biographies of the most eminent, talented and distinguished women in the world today.

A Trap For Fools

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820184
Genre : Fiction
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Taking its name from a Rudyard Kipling poem and littered with his verses throughout, A Trap for Fools is a novel about overcoming adversity, and one of Amanda Cross’s best mysteries. Campus security found the body of Canfield Adams early on Sunday morning, seven stories below the open window of his office. To the police there is one easy assumption, but anyone who knew Canfield knows he would never have jumped. University officials ask literature Professor and amateur sleuth Kate Fansler to investigate the death of their precious professor, and she find a myriad of people, both on and off campus, who could have pushed him. However, Kate suspects the university has an ulterior motive . . . . . . and she herself is not sure she wants to succeed, for the murderer may be someone she cares about, a student, a colleague, a friend? ‘If by some cruel oversight you haven’t discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you’ New York Times Book Review Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with The Players Come Again.

No Word From Winifred

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820153
Genre : Fiction
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Amanda Cross captivates us with strong women and astounding adventure in this gripping mystery, No Word From Winifred. Literature Professor Kate Fansler is asked once again to turn her talents to private investigation when Winifred Ashby – honorary niece of Oxford scholar and novelist Charlotte Stanton – inexplicably disappears from her quiet farmhand life. Using Winifred’s journal and Charlotte’s novels as her only available sources, Kate must follow a convoluted trail through Oxford to Santa Cruz before finally untangling the secrets of Winifred’s past. But Kate's investigation reveals far more than she anticipated as sinister issues of illegitimacy and inheritance arise . . . Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with A Trap for Fools and The Players Come Again.

The Players Come Again

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820214
Genre : Fiction
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Amanda Cross examines relationships and human nature in The Players Come Again, a thought-provoking novel about literature, feminism and ageing. The 80s are coming to a close and Kate Fansler is using this time to tie up loose ends. Having completed a work of literary criticism – and vowing it will be her last – Kate enjoys lunch with editor Simon Pearlstine, indulging in her usual vodka martini. There is no rest for the wicked as he commissions her to write a biography of reclusive Gabrielle Foxx, the quiet wife of a famous modernist author. Kate discovers there is more to Gabrielle than meets the eye, and in order to trace the Foxx family’s complicated history she must track down three important women from Gabrielle’s past: Anne, Dorinda and Nellie. But the further Kate probes into Gabrielle’s history the darker the secrets she uncovers . . . ‘I salute this latest work as being among the best she has written, if not the best’ - Antonia Fraser

The Theban Mysteries

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820092
Genre : Fiction
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Literature professor and amateur sleuth Kate Fansler is taking a well-earned sabbatical with her new husband, Reed. However, her martini filled evenings are soon interrupted by a desperate appeal from her former and beloved Theban School to cover classes on Antigone. Not wanting to deprive students from Antigone’s brilliance she rushes to New York, finding the Greek heroine’s subversive will mirrored in her students who are caught up in the rebellion of protests, sex, and drugs. All is fun and chaos until a dead body is discovered in the old school building, can Kate get to the bottom of this sinister literary allusion? Amanda Cross’s The Theban Mysteries will take you back to your school years and capture your attention till the very end. Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with The Question of Max and No Word From Winifred.

In The Last Analysis

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820009
Genre : Fiction
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When Janet Harrison asks her English Professor Kate Fansler to recommend a psychoanalyst, no one could have imagined that Janet’s body would be discovered on his couch two months later. Kate can’t believe that her old friend Emanuel Bauer could be a murderer, even though Janet was killed in his office using a knife from his kitchen. With help from a team of close companions she sets out to discover the truth, something the police seem happy to ignore. Could the killer be the advertising executive who had his appointment before Janet? Or the lecturer who attends the appointment afterwards? And what about the handsome doctor in the office across the hall? Amanda Cross’s tense, taut mystery In the Last Analysis will keep you enthralled and on the edge of your seat until the very last page. ‘Amanda Cross delighted readers with Kate Fansler . . . the hero we’d been waiting all our lives for’ - Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski novels. Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with The James Joyce Murder and Poetic Justice.

The Question Of Max

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9781509820122
Genre : Fiction
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Amanda Cross probes into the shadowy past of Cecily Hutchings and her Bloomsbury-like literary circle in The Question of Max, a gripping whodunit from start to end. Once again, Kate Fansler tries to take a break from her full time career as a literature professor and amateur sleuth. She finds refuge in a rural retreat – the last place she thought her friend Max would come to visit. When he asks to be driven to the home of a recently deceased family friend Kate can't resist the opportunity to learn more about of one of her literary heroes, Cecily Hutchins. But what starts as a light-hearted trip to the coast of Maine, ends with Kate discovering a body on the rocky shore. A body of one of her students. Kate takes it upon herself to find out what really happened. Can her own presence at the scene just be a coincidence? And how much can she really trust Max? Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this gripping murder mystery series, continuing with No Word From Winifred and A Trap for Fools.

Mystery And Suspense Writers

Author : Robin W. Winks
ISBN : UOM:49015003017085
Genre : Crime in literature
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This volume contains bio-critical information on popular writers of the genre.

The Edge Of Doom

Author : Amanda Cross
ISBN : 9780345462039
Genre : Fiction
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Rich and witty, the literary whodunits by Amanda Cross are a delight for readers who like their mysteries smart and suspenseful. Now comes the highly anticipated sequel to her Kate Fansler novel, Honest Doubt, which the Providence Journal called “one of [her] best books in years.” Here, Cross takes her beloved protagonist into uncharted territory, turning Kate Fansler’s world upside down. Just when Kate Fansler thinks life couldn’t possibly hold any more surprises, she receives a phone call from Laurence, the eldest of her imperious brothers. But a woman as sharp as Kate knows that the moment one stops believing in life’s little bends in the road is the time when it has more twists in store. Kate has always been different from the other Fanslers–a free and independent thinker in a family where propriety and decorum are prized above all. She has always assumed it was because she was the youngest and the only girl in the family. But over a drink with Laurence, Kate’s whole understanding of herself is thrown into question as he calmly tells her that a strange man came to his office claiming to be Kate’s father–and it’s quite possible that she is not a Fansler after all. There are even more dangerous curves in the road for Kate Fansler, especially after she meets the man who calls himself her father. When more life-threatening secrets and lies emerge, Kate and the Fansler family are suddenly pitched perilously close to the edge of doom

Mystery Fanfare

Author : Michael L. Cook
ISBN : 0879722304
Genre : Reference
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This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

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