Bloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a history /
Julian Symons.
New York : Viking, c1985.
261 p. ; 23 cm.
0670800961 :
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New York : Viking, c1985.
0670800961 :
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"Revised and updated edition ..."--T.p. verso.
First U.S. ed. published under title: Mortal consequences.
Includes index.
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Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Prologue: The Guilty Partyp. xi
What They Are and Why We Read Themp. 1
The Two Strands: Godwin, Vidocq, Poep. 19
Dickens, Collins, Gaboriau: The Pattern Formsp. 38
Interregnump. 57
The Case of Sherlock Holmesp. 66
The Short Story: The First Golden Agep. 79
The Rise of the Novelp. 95
The Golden Age: The Twentiesp. 104
The Golden Age: The Thirtiesp. 123
The American Revolutionp. 143
Simenon and Maigretp. 155
"Mr. Queen, will you be good enough to explain your famous character's sex life, if any?"p. 161
The Short Story's Mutationsp. 179
Crime Novel and Police Novelp. 191
Big Producers and Big Sellers, Curiosities and Singletonsp. 238
A Short History of the Spy Storyp. 258
The Crystal Ball Revisitedp. 282
A Postscript for the Ninetiesp. 291
Indexp. 327
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