Twelve Woman Detective Stories

Twelve Woman Detective Stories

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Whether as a housekeeper, secretary, lodger, or even a pawn-broker in a seedy are of Victorian London, the woman detective's powers of observation and deduction are her most effective too in uncovering and resolving both crimes and mysteries. This collection features female sleuths who may be young, educated and independent, or elderly and unmarried, illustrating the writers' abilities to both use and subvert feminine stereotypes in fascinating ways. The woman detective is as promininent in stories written by men as in those written by women, as reflected in this vivid and entertaining anthology with stories by 'Anonyma', Fergus Hume, Robert Eustace, Baroness Orczy, and Agatha Christie. Featuring a combination of both familiar and rare stories, this is an anthology which will appeal to both the newcomer and enthusiast of the genre. This book is intended for lovers of crime and detective stories, of women's fiction, and short stories in general. Balance of classic and more recherche stories will appeal to both the newcomer and aficianado of the genre. With: Willis, Chris;
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192880365
  • 9780192880369

About Laura Marcus

About the Editor: Laura Marcus lectures in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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