Release 1977
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MURDER INK THE MYSTERY READER S COMPANION has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from MURDER INK THE MYSTERY READER S COMPANION also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full MURDER INK THE MYSTERY READER S COMPANION book for free.

The Female Investigator in Literature Film and Popular Culture

The Female Investigator in Literature  Film  and Popular Culture Author Lisa M. Dresner
ISBN-10 9781476607733
Release 2006-11-27
Pages 240
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In this book the author examines how women detectives are portrayed in film, in literature and on TV. Chapters examine the portrayal of female investigators in each of these four genres: the Gothic novel, the lesbian detective novel, television and film.

American Mystery and Detective Novels

American Mystery and Detective Novels Author Larry N. Landrum
ISBN-10 0313213879
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 273
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A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.

Spies and Holy Wars

Spies and Holy Wars Author Reeva S. Simon
ISBN-10 9780292723009
Release 2010-11-15
Pages 212
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Illuminating a powerful intersection between popular culture and global politics, Spies and Holy Wars draws on a sampling of more than eight hundred British and American thrillers that are propelled by the theme of jihad—an Islamic holy war or crusade against the West. Published over the past century, the books in this expansive study encompass spy novels and crime fiction, illustrating new connections between these genres and Western imperialism. Demonstrating the social implications of the popularity of such books, Reeva Spector Simon covers how the Middle Eastern villain evolved from being the malleable victim before World War II to the international, techno-savvy figure in today's crime novels. She explores the impact of James Bond, pulp fiction, and comic books and also analyzes the ways in which world events shaped the genre, particularly in recent years. Worldwide terrorism and economic domination prevail as the most common sources of narrative tension in these works, while military "tech novels" restored the prestige of the American hero in the wake of post-Vietnam skepticism. Moving beyond stereotypes, Simon examines the relationships between publishing trends, political trends, and popular culture at large—giving voice to the previously unexamined truths that emerge from these provocative page-turners.

P D James

P D  James Author Laurel A. Young
ISBN-10 9780786497911
Release 2017-05-31
Pages 288
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British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England's "Queen of Crime." Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her series detectives, Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and private eye Cordelia Gray. Stand-alone works include the dystopian The Children of Men (1992) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011), a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. James's careful plotting has earned comparison with Golden Age British detective writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet James's work is thoroughly modern, with realistic descriptions of police procedures and the echoes and aftereffects of crime. This literary companion includes more than 700 encyclopedic entries covering the characters, settings and themes of her published writing, along with a career chronology, chronological and alphabetical listings of her works, and an exhaustive index.

The Gentle Art of Murder

The Gentle Art of Murder Author Earl F. Bargainnier
ISBN-10 0879721596
Release 1980
Pages 232
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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 as a writer. Earl F. Bargannier demonstrates that Christie thoroughly understood the conventions of her genre and, with seemingly inexhaustible ingenuity, was able to develop for more than fifty years surprising variations within those conventions.

Victims Or Villains

Victims Or Villains Author Malcolm J. Turnbull
ISBN-10 0879727845
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 200
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Portrayed as dubious moneylenders, underworld operatives, megalomaniacs, Bolshevik saboteurs, or unscrupulous war-profiteers, Jewish characters have surfaced in English detective fiction from the very beginning. Starting with Conan Doyle, and focusing on the Golden Age of the genre, Tunrbull uses multiple examples to trace the evolution of Jewish caricature in British crime writing, and examines fictional representations of Jews in relation to burgeoning antisemitic sentiment within British society. Attention is paid to crime writers as wide-ranging as Baroness Orczy, Sydney Horler, R. Austin Freeman, Ngaio Marsh, and S. T. Haymon, and the depiction of Jews by Golden Age giants Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Anthony Berkeley Cox.

Troubled Daughters Twisted Wives

Troubled Daughters  Twisted Wives Author Sarah Weinman
ISBN-10 9780698136243
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 384
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Fourteen chilling tales from the pioneering women who created the domestic suspense genre Murderous wives, deranged husbands, deceitful children, and vengeful friends. Few know these characters—and their creators—better than Sarah Weinman. One of today’s preeminent authorities on crime fiction, Weinman asks: Where would bestselling authors like Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, or Tana French be without the women writers who came before them? In Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, Weinman brings together fourteen hair-raising tales by women who—from the 1940s through the mid-1970s—took a scalpel to contemporary society and sliced away to reveal its dark essence. Lovers of crime fiction from any era will welcome this deliciously dark tribute to a largely forgotten generation of women writers.

Twelve Englishmen of Mystery

Twelve Englishmen of Mystery Author Earl F. Bargainnier
ISBN-10 0879722509
Release 1984-01-01
Pages 325
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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 the society in which they were published, in the last 150 years, but who have not received any critical comment lately. This volume is designed to correct that fault in a dozen of those unjustifiably neglected British authors: Wilkie Collins, A.E.W. Mason, G.K. Chesterton, H.C. Bailey, Anthony Berkeley Cox, Nicholas Blake, Michael Gilbert, Julian Symons, Dick Francis, Edmund Crispin, H.R.F. Keating, and Simon Brett.

Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction

Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction Author Bradley Mengel
ISBN-10 9780786454754
Release 2009-08-28
Pages 233
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Rough justice has often been served in the pages of serial novels, notably beginning with Don Pendleton’s The Executioner in 1969. This is the first overview of the serial vigilante genre, which featured such hard-boiled protagonists as Nick Carter, Mark Stone, Jake Brand and Able Team among the 130 series that followed Pendleton’s novel. Serial vigilantes repeatedly take the law into their own hands, establishing and imposing their own moral standards, usually by force. The book examines the connections between the serial vigilante and the pulp hero that preceded him and how the serial vigilante has influenced a variety of tough guys, private eyes, spies and cops in different media. A complete bibliography for each series is featured.

The Mystery Fancier Vol 2 No 6 November December 1978

The Mystery Fancier  Vol  2 No  6  November December 1978 Author Guy M. Townsend
ISBN-10 9781434403650
Release 2010-08
Pages 64
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Volume 2 Number 6 of The Mystery Fancier, November-December 1978, contains: "Behind the Scenes at Bouchercon 9: or, It Was Murder at the Bismark!" by Mary Ann Grochowski, "Miss Marple She Isn't," by David H. Doerrer, "Agatha Christie Is Still Alive and Well," by Amnon Kabatchnik, "When Is This Stiff Dead? Detective Stories and Definitions of Death," by Thompson and Banks, "The Weevil in the Beancurd: Or, The Cop Abroad," by George N. Dove, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga: Part X," by Guy M. Townsend.

Rediscovering Nancy Drew

Rediscovering Nancy Drew Author Carolyn Stewart Dyer
ISBN-10 9780877455011
Release 1995-05-01
Pages 281
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Probes the character's impact on popular culture and feminism

The Public Eye

The Public Eye Author Robert P Winston
ISBN-10 9781349222919
Release 1992-09-15
Pages 239
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The Public Eye has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Public Eye also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Public Eye book for free.

Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers Author NA NA
ISBN-10 9781349813667
Release 2015-12-25
Pages 1568
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Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers book for free.

Fan Cultures

Fan Cultures Author Matthew Hills
ISBN-10 9781134551989
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 256
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Emphasising the contradictions of fandom, Matt Hills outlines how media fans have been conceptualised in cultural theory. Drawing on case studies of specific fan groups, from Elvis impersonators to X-Philes and Trekkers, Hills discusses a range of approaches to fandom, from the Frankfurt School to psychoanalytic readings, and asks whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom. Fan Cultures also explores the notion of "fan cults" or followings, considering how media fans perform the distinctions of 'cult' status.

Making the Detective Story American

Making the Detective Story American Author J.K. Van Dover
ISBN-10 9780786456895
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 231
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Detective fiction is one of the America's most popular and enduring literary genres. This critical text examines the fiction of Earl Derr Biggers, S. S. Van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett during a crucial half-decade when they transformed the detective story. The characters they created, including Charlie Chan, Philo Vance, and the Continental Op, represented a new style of detective solving crimes in fresh ways. Their successes would push crime and detective fiction in startling and rejuvenating directions. Topics covered include the highbrow detective, the ethnic detective, the exploitation of c.

Herman Baron Lamm the Father of Modern Bank Robbery

Herman  Baron  Lamm  the Father of Modern Bank Robbery Author Walter Mittelstaedt
ISBN-10 9780786465590
Release 2012-11-05
Pages 271
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"This first full-length biography promotes Lamm from his supporting role, tracing his exploits and his use of concepts like "casing" a bank and planning escape routes. Analysis of arrest records finds Lamm's genius as a criminal mastermind overrated, anda detailed examination of the trial of Walter Detrich and James Clark brings to life Lamm's spectacular downfall"--Provided by publisher.