Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction : From Poe to the Present

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A historical and critical introduction to the genre of crime fiction, this book concentrates chiefly on three branches of crime stories: the classic detective 'whodunit', the thriller in which the protagonist is opposed either to a powerful conspiracy or to society at large, and the hardboiled private-eye story, or detective thriller, which mixes aspects of the other two.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 10mm | 160g
  • Northcote House Publishers Ltd
  • Tavistock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • ill
  • 0746312172
  • 9780746312179
  • 1,150,577

About Martin Priestman

Martin Priestman is Professor of English at Roehampton University London, where he specializes in Romantic period literature as well as crime fiction. He is the author of Detective Fiction and Literature: The Figure on the Carpet (1990) and the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction (2003).show more

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