Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3.

Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Twentieth century Crime Fiction

Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century.

Twentieth century Crime Fiction

Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading crime fiction but is specifically designed with the needs of students in mind. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime fiction (e.g., formalist, historicist, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist) and will be a useful supplement to a range of crime fiction courses, whether they focus on historical contexts, ideological shifts, the emergence of sub-genres, or the application of critical theories. Forty-seven widely available stories and novels are chosen for detailed discussion. In seeking to illuminate the relationship between different phases of generic development Lee Horsley employs an overlapping historical framework, with sections doubling back chronologically in order to explore the extent to which successive transformations have their roots within the earlier phases of crime writing, as well as responding in complex ways to the preoccupations and anxieties of their own eras. The first part of the study considers the nature and evolution of the main sub-genres of crime fiction: the classic and hard-boiled strands of detective fiction, the non-investigative crime novel (centered on transgressors or victims), and the "mixed" form of the police procedural. The second half of the study examines the ways in which writers have used crime fiction as a vehicle for socio-political critique. These chapters consider the evolution of committed, oppositional strategies, tracing the development of politicized detective and crime fiction, from Depression-era protests against economic injustice to more recent decades which have seen writers launching protests against ecological crimes, rampant consumerism, Reaganomics, racism, and sexism.

The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers, 2nd ed. (London: St. James, 1985), 873–877. Alewyn, Richard, “Die literarische Angst”, in: Hoimar von Ditfurth (ed.), Aspekte der Angst – Starnberger Gespräche 1964 (Stuttgart: Thieme, 1965), ...

The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century

This is the first comprehensive study of the English crime play, presenting a survey of 250 plays performed in the London West End between 1900 and 2000. The first part is historically orientated while the second one establishes a tentative poetics of the genre. The third part presents an analysis of some 20 plays adapted from detective fiction.

And Then There Were Nine More Women of Mystery

Contributors Martha Alderson is an editor for Webster Division of McGraw - Hill Book Company in Manchester , Missouri . She has contributed essays to the reference volumes Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers and Adolescent ...

And Then There Were Nine   More Women of Mystery

Within the formulas of crime fiction, this collection ranges from writers Daphne du Maurier and Margery Allingham, whose names are synonymous with conventional subgenres of crime fiction, through Patricia Highsmith, and Shirley Jackson, who deliberately set conventions aside or who moved those conventions into other realms. Most important, perhaps, Jackson, Highsmith and E. X. Ferrars depict civilizations that are not essentially orderly, that are not founded upon a commonly understood concept of justice where one must make her own order."

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

Thomas B. Frazier Clark , Mary Higgins ( 1929- ) , is a leading writer of romanSee also tic suspense fiction ... Twentieth - Century Crime and Mystery the springboard for launching the careers of most of rock's Writers .

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index

Twentieth Century Crime Fiction

Twentieth - Century Crime and Mystery Writers . New York : St Martin's Press . Rennison , Nick , and Richard Shephard , eds . ( 1997 ) . Waterstone's Guide to Crime Fiction . Brentford , Middx .: Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd. Ressler ...

Twentieth Century Crime Fiction

Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading crime fiction but is specifically designed with the needs of students in mind. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime fiction (e.g., formalist, historicist, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist) and will be a useful supplement to a range of crime fiction courses, whether they focus on historical contexts, ideological shifts, the emergence of sub-genres, or the application of critical theories. Forty-seven widely available stories and novels are chosen for detailed discussion. In seeking to illuminate the relationship between different phases of generic development Lee Horsley employs an overlapping historical framework, with sections doubling back chronologically in order to explore the extent to which successive transformations have their roots within the earlier phases of crime writing, as well as responding in complex ways to the preoccupations and anxieties of their own eras. The first part of the study considers the nature and evolution of the main sub-genres of crime fiction: the classic and hard-boiled strands of detective fiction, the non-investigative crime novel (centred on transgressors or victims), and the 'mixed' form of the police procedural. The second half of the study examines the ways in which writers have used crime fiction as a vehicle for socio-political critique. These chapters consider the evolution of committed, oppositional strategies, tracing the development of politicized detective and crime fiction, from Depression-era protests against economic injustice to more recent decades which have seen writers launching protests against ecological crimes, rampant consumerism, Reaganomics, racism, and sexism.

10 Women of Mystery

Earl F. Bargainnier. Stowe and other writers of nineteenth - century America . He contributed several articles to Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers . Nancy C. Joyner is Professor of English at Western Carolina University .

10 Women of Mystery

This volume, which examines the special contributions of a number of women mystery writers, sheds light on this significant example of common interests in recreational reading among women and men and the reasons behind the early and continuing uncharacteristic near-equality of both sexes in this field of endeavor.

Mystery Fanfare

TWENTIETH CENTURY CRIME AND MYSTERY WRITERS ) , The Body in the Library : Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers and the Mystery World in Our Time , by Martin Morse Wooster , 5-1 MF 11 ( Reilly , John M. , ed .: TWENTIETH CENTURY ...

Mystery Fanfare

This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

Double Trouble

I still can't figure out why Trimble isn't listed in Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers. After all, he wrote nearly thirty novels in the genre under his own name and his two pseudonyms, Stuart Brock and Gerry Travis.

Double Trouble

It was the 1950s in postwar America, and paperback books were the hot new product in the publishing industry. Of course, to stand out from the crowd and sell, one needed a gimmick. Into this newly exuberant market came a publishing house named Ace Books, with the seductive promise of two books for the price of one. It also had the eye-catching premise of two separate covers, joined at the spine like Siamese twins. Finished with one book? Flip the paperback over and begin again with a new novel, complete with its own package. It was something completely different -- and it sold! "Double Trouble" tours the short yet popular era of the Ace Mystery Doubles, and includes both author-title and title indexes for easy reference.

The Essential Mystery Lists

1941 2005 1988 1999 1982 1987 1989 1980 1985 1991 Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story Crime Fiction IV, A Comprehensive ... ___ 2nd edition Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers, Lesley Henderson, ed.

The Essential Mystery Lists

For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth century Literature in English

Among the most enduring and widely read styles of popular writing in the twentieth century, the detective novel is a formulaic and conventionalized strand of crime fiction, emphasizing the 'puzzle' element. Within a restricted setting ...

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth century Literature in English

Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection From Sleuths to Superheroes 2 volumes

''Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn Mysteries. ... Colloquium on Crime: Eleven Renowned Mystery Writers Discuss Their Work. ... In Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers, 2nd ed., edited by John M. Reilly.

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection  From Sleuths to Superheroes  2 volumes

This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

It s a Print

She is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Clues , The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing , and Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers , for which she wrote the Preface to the third edition .

It s a Print

The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.

Reference and Research Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

Reference and Research Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

This new edition of Bleiler's popular and award-winning guide is a superb reference and research tool, as well as an invaluable aid to collection development. Evaluative reviews of approximately 1,000 reference works on mystery and detective fiction provide in-depth discussions of their contents, strengths, weaknesses, and usefulness, often comparing titles to similar or competing works. Encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, genre guides, national bibliographies, media studies, general reader's guides, web sites, and organizations are just some of the information sources covered in this thorough source. All annotations from the previous edition have been reviewed, revised, and updated; and complete critical reviews of works published since the last edition have been added, including titles released in the present year (2003). More than one third of monographic citations are new to this edition. In a feature new to this edition, Bleiler indexes reference works that provide biographical information on mystery writers, and lists the key websites on these authors. More than 2,500 bio-bibliographic citations to individual mystery writers are given-information that will be particularly useful to those researching specific authors. Organized by publication type for easy access, this work also features a detailed index, making it an essential guide for scholars, researchers, educators, readers' advisors, reference librarians, collection development specialists, and fans.

Tony Hillerman

The first full-length examination of the works of Tony Hillerman, Grand Master of contemporary popular mystery fiction.

Tony Hillerman

The first full-length examination of the works of Tony Hillerman, Grand Master of contemporary popular mystery fiction.

The Mystery Fancier Vol 8 No 4 July August 1986

The book contains lists of mysteries about such varied topics as Advertising, Libraries, Music, Sports, and Ch1'istmas—-twenty—f~ive in all. A second edition of Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers has been published by St.

The Mystery Fancier  Vol  8 No  4  July August 1986

The Mystery Fancier, Volume 8 Number 4, July-August 1986, contains: "That Pawn-Shop Gypsy," by Bob Sampson, "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: The Great Cover-Up," by Jeff Banks, "The Rural Policeman in American Mystery Fiction," by George Dove and "The Cream of Queen," by Frank Floyd.