Diversity and Detective Fiction

The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general readers."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general readers."--BOOK JACKET.

Theory and Practice of Classic Detective Fiction

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 ratiocinative tradition.

Author: Hofstra University

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015040345541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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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 ratiocinative tradition.

The Part Time Job

My only regret is that I shan't be alive to savour my retrospective triumph.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571361793

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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My only regret is that I shan't be alive to savour my retrospective triumph. But that is of small account. I savour it every day of my life. I shall have done the one thing I resolved to do when I was twelve years old - and the world will know it. Follow the 'Queen of Crime' as she takes us into the mind of a man who has waited decades to enact his patient, ingenious revenge on a school bully.

Original Sin

P.D. James has been influential as a crime writer for many years and her writing is often compared to the work of authors such as Val Mcdermid, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571248698

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The Peverell Press, a two-hundred-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change. But the proposals of its ruthlessly ambitious new managing director, Gerard Etienne, have made him dangerous enemies - a discarded mistress, a neglected and humiliated author, and rebellious colleagues and staff. When Gerard's body is discovered bizarrely desecrated, there is no shortage of suspects and Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of extraordinary complexity and a murderer who is prepared to strike again. P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley, Children of Men and Death in Holy Orders, once again explores the mysterious, strong and intense emotions responsible for the unique crime of murder, with authority and sensitivity. Original Sin is set in the literary world of London and possesses all of the qualities which distinguish P.D. James as a novelist. P.D. James has been influential as a crime writer for many years and her writing is often compared to the work of authors such as Val Mcdermid, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

P.D. James's sparkling prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571331369

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime' P.D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the very best of these have been rescued from the archives and are published together for the first time. P.D. James's sparkling prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year. While she delights in the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at enforced family gatherings, her Christmas stories also provide enjoyable puzzles to keep the reader guessing. From the title story about a strained country house gathering on Christmas Eve, another about an illicit affair that ends in murder, and two cases for James's poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh -- each treats the reader to James's masterfully atmospheric story-telling, always with the lure of a mystery to be solved.

Mystery

Gathers book illustrations, magazine covers, and comic strip drawings to trace the development of British and American detective stories since Edgar Allen Poe invented the genre

Author: Peter Haining

Publisher: Stein & Day Pub

ISBN: UCSD:31822000016972

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Gathers book illustrations, magazine covers, and comic strip drawings to trace the development of British and American detective stories since Edgar Allen Poe invented the genre

A Taste for Death

A Taste For Death, won the Silver Dagger award for crime fiction and was adapted into a BBC television series starring Robert Marsden as the inspector protagonist Adam Dalgliesh.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571248667

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington, their throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently-resigned Minister of the Crown, the other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of extraordinary complexity as they discover the Berowne family's veneer of prosperous gentility conceals ugly and dangerous family secrets. P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley, Children of Men and The Murder Room, explores the mysterious and intense emotions responsible for the unique crime of murder, with authority and sensitivity. A Taste For Death, won the Silver Dagger award for crime fiction and was adapted into a BBC television series starring Robert Marsden as the inspector protagonist Adam Dalgliesh.

Modus Operandi

Discussing the ways in which the mystery novel reveals the fabric of fears and fantasies behind American culture, Winks argues that detective fiction, in its high seriousness, is a bit like a religion, in pursuit of truths best examined at ...

Author: Robin W. Winks

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014511425

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 131

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Discussing the ways in which the mystery novel reveals the fabric of fears and fantasies behind American culture, Winks argues that detective fiction, in its high seriousness, is a bit like a religion, in pursuit of truths best examined at a distance.

Crime Fiction in German

This volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of key crime publishing milestones, primary texts and trends, as well as an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German.

Author: Katharina Hall

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783168194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. As well as introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, the volume expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi. Significant trends, including the West German social crime novel, women’s crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction and the Fernsehkrimi television crime drama are also explored, highlighting the genre’s distinctive features in German-language contexts. This volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of key crime publishing milestones, primary texts and trends, as well as an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German.

Gender Bending Detective Fiction

Since the middle of the last century, views on gender norms have shifted dramatically.

Author: Heather Duerre Humann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476628417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Since the middle of the last century, views on gender norms have shifted dramatically. Reflecting these changes, storylines that involve cross-dressing and transgender characters have frequently appeared in detective fiction—characters who subvert the conventions of the genre and challenge reader expectations. This examination of 20th and 21st century crime novels reveals what these narratives say about gender identity and gender expression and how they contributed to the evolution of detective fiction.

Crime Fiction

Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs: presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and ...

Author: John Scaggs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415318246

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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Crime Fiction provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs: presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and the gothic novel explores the key sub-genres of crime fiction, such as 'Rational Criminal Investigation', The Hard-Boiled Mode', 'The Police Procedural' and 'Historical Crime Fiction' locates texts and their recurring themes and motifs in a wider social and historical context outlines the various critical concepts that are central to the study of crime fiction, including gender, narrative theory and film theory considers contemporary television series like C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation alongside the 'classic' whodunnits of Agatha Christie. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction and concludes with a look at future directions for the genre in the twentieth-first century.

Questions of Identity in Detective Fiction

With essays by an international group of scholars, Questions of Identity in Detective Fiction delves into the ways in which this genre, given its status as popular yet marginalized literature, allows for the exploration of a wide range of ...

Author: Linda Martz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809078

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 225

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With essays by an international group of scholars, Questions of Identity in Detective Fiction delves into the ways in which this genre, given its status as popular yet marginalized literature, allows for the exploration of a wide range of meanings. Contributors examine how the genre both mirrors and focuses the personal/sexual/ ethnic/spiritual, how it interfaces with national literatures and histories, and how the generic identity of detective fiction has evolved over time. Chapters include ...

The Ethical Detective

This book works within the neo-Aristotelian ethical framework to make the case that moral philosophers ought to see detective fiction as a source of ethical insight and as a tool to spark the moral imagination.

Author: Rachel Haliburton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498536813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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This book works within the neo-Aristotelian ethical framework to make the case that moral philosophers ought to see detective fiction as a source of ethical insight and as a tool to spark the moral imagination. It also critiques contemporary moral philosophy and proposes what autonomy might look like if understood in neo-Aristotelian terms.

The Reader and the Detective Story

The Reader and the Detective Story is unique in the criticism of detective fiction, in the sense that it treats the detective story as a special case of reading, governed by special rules and shaped by a highly specialized formula.

Author: George N. Dove

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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The Reader and the Detective Story is unique in the criticism of detective fiction, in the sense that it treats the detective story as a special case of reading, governed by special rules and shaped by a highly specialized formula. The method of interpretation is the application of the principles of Response Theory (especially those developed by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wolfgang Iser, and Hans Robert Jauss) to the reading of a tale of detection. Dove shows how the "English" soft-boiled mystery and the "American" private eye story, although they have different settings and develop different plots, belong in the same subgenre and follow the same formula, inherited directly from Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". The Reader and the Detective Story is bound to arouse controversy and to stimulate a reexamination of the nature and purpose of detective fiction.

Crime and Detective Fiction

Crime and Detective Fiction examines practices of crime writing in American literature and in regions as far and wide as China, Japan, and Scandinavia.

Author: Rebecca Martin

Publisher: Salem Press

ISBN: 1429838221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Among the most popular of literary forms, crime fiction has played a central role in the development of national literatures for more than a century. Crime and Detective Fiction examines practices of crime writing in American literature and in regions as

Lesbian Detective Fiction

The reliance on talk, in fact, marks an essential di›erence between female and
male detectives. For the male, “the flat, tough-talking voice denotes a certain
sense of distance from its subject matter; its bluntness and often cynical tone give
a ...

Author: Phyllis M. Betz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786425488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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"The main intention of this study is to offer a full-length analysis of the matter of lesbian detective fiction--its content, characters, and structures--and the motive for lesbians reading detective fiction"--Provided by publisher.

Detective Fiction

This 1958 guide to detective fiction is divided into 'The Old Masters' and 'The Moderns'.

Author: W. B. Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107622210

Category: History

Page: 34

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This 1958 guide to detective fiction is divided into 'The Old Masters' and 'The Moderns'.

Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction

Entries on the life and work of seventy-five writers from Margery Allingham, Raymond Chandler, and Amanda Cross to P.D. James, John D. MacDonald, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, and Georges Simenon appear.

Author: J. Randolph Cox

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003032563

Category: Authors

Page: 281

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For more than a century, the mystery and detective story has been among the most popular forms of fiction in bookstores and libraries. Some writers (Edgar Allan Poe or Dashiell Hammett, for example) have attracted a considerable body of critical response; others have been the focus of less scrutiny. This bibliography is intended for the student, general reader, or mystery buff who needs some basic information about the mystery genre and its representative authors. Selective, rather than exhaustive, it serves as an introduction. Entries on the life and work of seventy-five writers from Margery Allingham, Raymond Chandler, and Amanda Cross to P.D. James, John D. MacDonald, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, and Georges Simenon appear.

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

This book reveals subversive representations of gender, race and class in detective dime novels (1860-1915), arguing that inherent tensions between subversive and conservative impulses—theorized as contamination and containment—explain ...

Author: P. Bedore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137288653

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book reveals subversive representations of gender, race and class in detective dime novels (1860-1915), arguing that inherent tensions between subversive and conservative impulses—theorized as contamination and containment—explain detective fiction's ongoing popular appeal to readers and to writers such as Twain and Faulkner.

Golden Age of Detective Fiction 100 classic detectives Illustrated The Gold Bug The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Innocence of Father Brown Crime and Punishment

This conversation afforded her unspeakable delight. “It's a pity, brother, that you
did not set to work in the right way at first. You ought to have approached her
differently. She is, so to speak, a most unaccountable character. But we will talk ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000063479

Category: Fiction

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Some of the greatest detective stories every wrote are collected in this massive anthology. This book contains the stories and novels by Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Emile Gaboriau, E. W. Hornung, M. McDonnell Bodkin, Guy Boothby, Jacques Futrelle, Melville Davisson Post, Ethel Lina White, Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Arthur Morrison, Edgar Wallace, Algernon Blackwood, Wilkie Collins, Maurice Leblanc, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Gaston Leroux, Anna Katharine Green, Fergus Hume, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dorothy L. Sayers, R. Austin Freeman. Table of Contents Wilkie Collins The Moonstone A Romance Edgar Allan Poe The Gold-Bug The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget. A Sequel to “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” The Purloined Letter Charles Dickens Hunted Down Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown Emile Gaboriau The Lerouge Case by Emile Gaboriau Monsieur Lecoq The Mystery of Orcival E. W. Hornung The Amateur Cracksman Dead Men Tell No Tales The Crime Doctor M. McDonnell Bodkin The Capture of Paul Beck Guy Boothby The Red Rat's Daughter Jacques Futrelle The Problem of Cell 13 The Chase of the Golden Plate Melville Davisson Post Walker of the Secret Service The Sleuth of St. James's Square Ethel Lina White The Man Who Loved Lions Baroness Emma Orczy (Emmuska Orczy) The Old Man in the Corner The Scarlet Pimpernel Arthur Morrison Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Martin Hewitt, Investigator Edgar Wallace The Angel of Terror Algernon Blackwood Three More John Silence Stories Three John Silence Stories Maurice Leblanc The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar Gaston Leroux The Mystery of the Yellow Room Anna Katherine Green The Leavenworth Case Fergus Hume The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment Robert Louis Stevenson The Suicide Club The Rajah’s Diamond Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? A Lord Peter Wimsey Novel R. Austin Freeman John Thorndyke's Cases The Mystery of 31 New Inn