Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story -

Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

The Life and Times of the Detective Story

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"Genuinely fascinating reading." - The New York Times Book Review. An expert in detective fiction traces its development from the 1840s through the 1940s, charting the innovations of Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the modern influence of George Simenon, Josephine Tey, and others. Topics include a survey of the critical literature, a quiz, and a Who's Who in Detection. "Patently authoritative." - The New Yorker. AUTHOR: Upon the publication of Murder for Pleasure, Howard Haycraft (1905 91) became one of the first critics to offer a serious look at the mystery/detective genre. The publisher and editor was also a two-time Edgar Award winner and a prolific anthologist whose works include The Art of the Mystery Story, Fourteen Great Detective Stories, and The Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective Crime Mystery Fiction.

Product code: 9780486829302

ISBN 9780486829302
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
No. Of Pages 416
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW140
An expert in detective fiction traces its development from the 1840s through the 1940s, from Poe, Collins, and Doyle to Simenon, Tey, and others. "Genuinely fascinating reading." - The New York Times Book Review.