Critical survey of mystery and detective fiction
E-Libro | Salem Press | 2008 | Rev. ed. / editor, Carl Rollyson.

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Rev. ed. / editor, Carl Rollyson.
1 online resource (5 volumes (xxviii, 2387 pages)) : illustrations.
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Gale virtual reference library.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Volume 1-4. Authors A-Z. -- Volume 5. Past and present mystery and detective fiction: Roots of mystery and detective fiction -- Golden age fiction -- Innovations -- Literary aspects of mystery fiction -- Mainstream versus mystery fiction -- Pulp magazines -- Mystery fiction around the world: American mystery fiction -- African mystery fiction -- Asian mystery fiction -- British mystery fiction -- Exotic settings -- French mystery fiction -- Latin American mystery fiction -- Subgenres of mystery fiction: Academic mystery fiction -- Cozies -- Ethnic American mystery fiction -- Feminist and lesbian mystery fiction -- Forensic mysteries -- Historical mysteries -- Horror stories -- Juvenile and young-adult mystery fiction -- Parodies -- Police procedurals -- Science fiction mysteries -- Spy novels -- Thrillers -- True-crime stories -- The detectives: Amateur sleuths -- Armchair detectives -- Hard-boiled detectives -- Sherlock Holmes pastiches -- Women detectives -- Other media: Drama -- Film -- Graphic novels -- Radio -- Television -- Resources: Bibliography -- Guide to online resources -- Genre terms and techniques -- Crime fiction jargon -- Major awards -- Crime and detective fiction time line -- Chronological list of authors -- Indexes: Geographical index of authors -- Categorized index of authors -- Character index -- Subject index.
Provides detailed analyses of the lives and writings of major contributors to the literary subgenre of mystery and detective fiction. Also includes essays that explore the history and nature of the mystery and detective genre and examine the fiction of ethnic writers and writers from other parts of the world.
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Print version: Critical survey of mystery and detective fiction. Rev. ed. / editor, Carl Rollyson. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, ©2008 9781587653971 1587653974 (DLC) 2007040208 (OCoLC)173502835
9781587654442 (electronic bk.)
158765444X (electronic bk.)
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