The Oxford Book of Detective Stories
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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories

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The field of detective fiction is vast, and The Oxford Book of Detective Stories brings together the best short fiction from around the world to show how different nationalities have imposed their own stamp on the genre. As well as English and American stories from acknowledged masters such as Ellery Queen, Dashiell Hammett, and Agatha Christie, the anthology includes stories by Simenon, Conan Doyle, Sarah Paretsky, and Ian Rankin, and roams across Europe and further afield to embrace Japan, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, and other countries. Women detectives, police procedurals, the amateur sleuth, locked-room mysteries are all here, and in her introduction Patricia Craig examines the figure of the detective in international literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 36mm | 662.24g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192803719
  • 9780192803719
  • 1,206,879

About Patricia Craig

Patricia Craig was born and educated in Belfast before moving to London, where she now lives. She is a freelance critic and reviewer, and has edited several anthologies, including Oxford Books of Detective Stories, Ireland, English Detective Stories, and Modern Women's Stories.show more

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