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    DescriptionTo judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal thoughts and observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P.D. James examines the challenges, achievements and potential of a genre which has fascinated her for more than fifty years as a novelist. From the tenant of 221b Baker Street to the Village Priest from Cubhole in Essex, from the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars to the achievements of the present and a glimpse at the future, P.D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has gripped and entertained the popular imagination like no other type of novel. Written by the author widely regarded as the queen of the detective novel, this book is sure to appeal to all aficionados of crime fiction.


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    Title
    Talking About Detective Fiction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P. D. James
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781851243099
    ISBN 10: 1851243097
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 823.087209
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DSK
    Illustrations note
    9 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Bodleian Library
    Imprint name
    The Bodleian Library
    Publication date
    23 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    P.D. James was awarded the OBE in 1983 and became a life peer in 1991. She has won numerous awards for crime writing including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and The National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature