Crime Writers Casebook

The authors work as consultants for crime writers and writing groups.

Author: STEPHEN. WADE

Publisher:

ISBN: 1847167500

Category:

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A Straightforward Guide to The Crime Writer's Casebook is an essential research companion for all writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. The Crime Writer's Casebook is unique in that it presents first-hand explanations by Stuart Gibbon, a seasoned London Metropolitan Police detective with over 30 years' experience on the force, with additional commentary from Stephen Wade, a crime historian who has published more than 60 books. The authors work as consultants for crime writers and writing groups.

Crime Fiction

This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction.

Author: Stephen Butler

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631662297

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

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This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction. It contains twenty-one original essays written by scholars and practitioners of crime fiction which discuss key concepts in crime fiction studies: generic diversity, the evolution of characters and the growing significance of space and place.

Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist

James A. Brussel, M.D., a New York City crime-solving psychiatrist discusses six cases.

Author: James Arnold Brussel

Publisher: New English Library

ISBN: UOM:39015003539395

Category: Crime

Page: 212

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James A. Brussel, M.D., a New York City crime-solving psychiatrist discusses six cases.

The McGovan Casebook

It was followed by Strange Clues and Solved Mysteries. Encouraged by the success of these books, which by 1884 had sold 25,000 copies and been translated into French and German, the author produced a fourth, Traced and Tracked.

Author: James McGovan

Publisher: Mercat Press Books

ISBN: 184183050X

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Almost twenty years after the publication of Detective James McLevy's memoirs there appeared in Edinburgh a series of volumes purporting to be the autobiographical writings of another policeman from the city, James McGovan. The first was Brought to Bay, or Experiences of a City Detective, which was issued by the Edinburgh Publishing Company in 1878. It was followed by Strange Clues and Solved Mysteries. Encouraged by the success of these books, which by 1884 had sold 25,000 copies and been translated into French and German, the author produced a fourth, Traced and Tracked. Despite their apparent authenticity, which was unquestioned either by the general public or the press of the day, these volumes were all the work of a musician and writer called William Crawford Honeyman. Doubtless inspired by McLevy, Honeyman created a character who can lay claim to being one of the first detectives in crime fiction. James McGovan walks the same Edinburgh beat as his real-life predecessor, shares his dry sense of humour and, like McLevy, never fails to get a conviction. According to present-day crime novelist Alannah Knight: "Honeyman found a gold mine in McLevy's forgotten books. He lent the professional writer's touch, an air of sophisticaton and added literary embellishment". The books will almost certainly have been known to the young Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a student in Edinburgh in the 1870s and published his first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887. Hugely popular in their time—The Scotsman raved: "Nowhere in the English language, so far as we know, are there any detective stories which can equal these for interest and genuine ability", and to the People's Friend he was "the very Dickens of detectives"—the McGovan books are now all but forgotten. American crime writer Ellery Queen was a famous admirer, and ranked the stories alongside the works of Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie as amongst the best in the detective genre.

A Casebook of Murder

If a panel of crime-writers tried to produce a yearly Newgate Calendar for modern
America, it would run to about twenty thousand-page volumes; America has
nearly ten thousand murders a year. With a population of nearly two hundred
million ...

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781682300107

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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From the bestselling author of The Outsider, an exhaustive historical true crime survey. Colin Wilson, co-author of the bestselling Encyclopedia of Murder, has written a definitive volume on the world’s major cases of violent murder. In doing so, he traces the history of violence from its beginnings. From Sawney Bean and his cannibal family to Ed Gein, the Wisconsin Necrophile, Wilson illustrates the “changing fashions of murder” and indicates some hope for the future.

Fyodor Dostoevsky s Crime and Punishment

The novel is examined from various perspectives - literary influences, the role of the city, artistic structure, the hero's psychology and the novel's philosophical and religious connotations.

Author: Richard Arthur Peace

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019517562X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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This casebook brings together seminal essays on Crime and Punishment by American, British and Russian scholars, and reflects both classical and more recent critical opinion. The novel is examined from various perspectives - literary influences, the role of the city, artistic structure, the hero's psychology and the novel's philosophical and religious connotations.

Wilkie Collins Vera Caspary and the Evolution of the Casebook Novel

of content and of the casebook novel form. Her preeminence lies not only in her
having made three novels of witness testimony, something no other writer I have
found has done since Collins, but because she did not, like Cox and oth- ers, ...

Author: A.B. Emrys

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485031

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular novelists during England’s Victorian era. While Collins scholarship has often focused on social issues, this critical study explores his formal ingenuity, particularly the novel of testimony constructed from epistolary fiction, trial reports and prose monologue. His innovations in form were later mirrored by Vera Caspary, who adapted The Woman in White three times into contemporary fiction. This text explores how the formal dialogue between Collins and Caspary has linked sensation fiction with noir thrillers and film noir.

Being A Detective An A z Readers And Writers Guide To Detective Work

Former detective Stuart Gibbon and crime historian Stephen Wade answer these questions in this new companion guide. This new volume provides an ideal companion volume to the authors' previous book, The Crime Writer's Casebook.

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher:

ISBN: 1847168892

Category: Crime writing

Page: 290

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A Straightforward Guide to Being a Detective An A-Z Readers' and Writers' Guide to Detective Work Past and Present is an essential research companion for all writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. In all genres of popular crime writing today, detective characters figure prominently. What is the life of a detective actually like? What was it like in 1890 or 1990? Former detective Stuart Gibbon and crime historian Stephen Wade answer these questions in this new companion guide. This new volume provides an ideal companion volume to the authors' previous book, The Crime Writer's Casebook.

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Series

It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who
was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle
continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473369306

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Sherlock Holmes series. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Casebook of the Black Widowers

Twelve mystery stories chronicling the further cerebral adventures of the Black Widowers involve all manner of ingenious word play and all manner of clever crime.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106010568597

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 182

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Twelve mystery stories chronicling the further cerebral adventures of the Black Widowers involve all manner of ingenious word play and all manner of clever crime.

The Third Pig Detective Agency The Complete Casebook

The collected hard-boiled cases of nursery rhyme-noir with Detective Harry Pigg. Contains The Third Pig Detective, The Ho Ho Ho Mystery and The Curds and Whey Mystery.

Author: Bob Burke

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007532254

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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The collected hard-boiled cases of nursery rhyme-noir with Detective Harry Pigg. Contains The Third Pig Detective, The Ho Ho Ho Mystery and The Curds and Whey Mystery.

Dr Thorndyke s Casebook

A compelling collection of Dr Thorndyke mysteries in a bumper crop of Richard Austin Freeman’s fiction.

Author: R. Austin Freeman

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755143672

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A compelling collection of Dr Thorndyke mysteries in a bumper crop of Richard Austin Freeman’s fiction. Opening with ‘The Case of the White Footprints’; revealing the secrets of ‘The Blue Scarab’; and teasing all that read ‘The Stolen Ingots’, Freeman introduces some extraordinary detective stories to bamboozle the most able of minds.

Romances from a Detective s Case book by Dick Donovan

EDITOR Dr. Bruce Durie's first book Medicine was short-listed for the COPUS
Prize and his parody of Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery of the Pneumonic
Numismatist was performed nationwide and in Chicago by Simon Williams and
William ...

Author: Bruce Durie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471637889

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Jack the Ripper

The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

Author: Richard Whittington-Egan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445617862

Category: True Crime

Page: 328

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The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

Inspector Colbeck s Casebook

About the Author EDWARD MARSTON was born and broughtup inSouth Wales.A
full time writer for over forty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the
theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749014742

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’ ‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector - smoke him out.’ An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, featuring his quick-witted Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck. In this thrilling selection of stories, a young porter is found dead in a coal tub; Colbeck devises a trap to catch a thief; and a burnt train carriage holds a gruesome secret in a small coastal village. As Colbeck and his trusty aide Sergeant Victor Leeming begin to piece together clues and motives for each crime, it becomes clear the pair must stay a step ahead of the culprits to solve the cases. With a new suspect at every turn, can the duo unearth the real villains? Including ‘The End of the Line’ and ‘The Barber of Ravenglass’, jealousy, vengeance and duplicity all collide in this supercharged anthology, proving once again, that Inspector Colbeck is the master of mysteries.

Dr Iain West s Casebook

Probing death in many bizarre forms, this is a compelling, chilling but never lurid insight into the work of a man for whom death is a way of life.

Author: Chester Stern

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751518468

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: 406

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A comprehensive and fascinating record of some of the most famous and controversial case of his illustrious career, this book reflects the status that forensic pathology now commands in the field of criminal investigation. With detailed reference to acts of interenational terrorism, war crimes, major disasters, serial murder and domestic violence, crime journalist Chester Stern explores how Dr West helps police and juries understand the full horror of such incidents, how fresh interpretations of existing evidence increasingly support damage claims by victim's relatives, and how, in the strange circumstances of Robert Maxwell's apparentl drowning, he uncovered crucial clues which put a whole new complexion on the mystery of the tycon's death. Probing death in many bizarre forms, this is a compelling, chilling but never lurid insight into the work of a man for whom death is a way of life.

Jack the Ripper

What amateur sleuths will find most fascinating here are the many facsimiles of contemporary documents, including letters allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper to police and elsewhere, police reports, press articles, and personal correspondence ...

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 023300257X

Category: True Crime

Page: 63

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Investigate one of the most compelling killers of all time! Jack the Ripper: The Casebook takes readers on a tour of Victorian London’s underworld where the slayings took place, from street corner taverns to unsavory lodging houses. One by one the murder victims are revealed, the circumstances of their killings investigated, and the suspects analyzed. What amateur sleuths will find most fascinating here are the many facsimiles of contemporary documents, including letters allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper to police and elsewhere, police reports, press articles, and personal correspondence. These facsimiles provide readers with access to all the available information so they, too, can try to unravel this century-old mystery.

The Allingham Casebook

This volume offers eighteen delightful mysteries from the Queen of Crime that will baffle the most ingenious of armchair detectives—and even, at times, the imperturbable sleuth Albert Campion himself.

Author: Margery Allingham

Publisher: Ipso Books

ISBN: 9781504059411

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A classic collection of mystery stories: “With skillful plotting laced with tongue-in-cheek humor, Allingham never ceases to intrigue and surprise” (Daily Mail). This volume offers eighteen delightful mysteries from the Queen of Crime that will baffle the most ingenious of armchair detectives—and even, at times, the imperturbable sleuth Albert Campion himself. Enjoy one of England’s great golden-era writers at her witty best as she spins delicious tales of high-risk heists and domestic deceptions in this exquisite short story collection. “A perfectly splendid collection of short stories.” —H. R. F. Keating