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The Resource Crime fiction : from Poe to the present, Martin Priestman

Crime fiction : from Poe to the present, Martin Priestman

Label
Crime fiction : from Poe to the present
Title
Crime fiction
Title remainder
from Poe to the present
Statement of responsibility
Martin Priestman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue inaugurated the detective whodunnit in 1841, narratives following the same basic structure have continued to flood the fiction market. This book examines why this form has proved so tenacious, and plots a course through the thousands of crime novels and stories which have appeared since then. Noting differences of form between pure whodunnits concerned with a past crime, and thrillers where we focus on a present action, the book maps such variants onto a series of historical changes, chiefly in Britain and the USA but with some consideration of French and Scandinavian fiction. As well as such classic detective writers as Collins, Doyle, Christie and Chandler, the book explores the Newgate Novel, spy fiction, the noir thriller, postwar police fiction, black and female private eyes, and the serial-killer mode which has swept the field since the 1980s. In this second edition a substantial new chapter has been added, and other chapters have been expanded to include significant new trends in the genre."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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1949-
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Priestman, Martin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Writers and their work
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
Crime fiction : from Poe to the present, Martin Priestman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The detective whodunnit from Poe to the First World War -- The detective whodunnit from Christie to the present -- The noir thriller -- The hero-thriller -- Private eyes : the detective thriller -- Serial-killer fiction and other developments
Control code
on1051222031
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (92 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786942586
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qpjr0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051222031
Label
Crime fiction : from Poe to the present, Martin Priestman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The detective whodunnit from Poe to the First World War -- The detective whodunnit from Christie to the present -- The noir thriller -- The hero-thriller -- Private eyes : the detective thriller -- Serial-killer fiction and other developments
Control code
on1051222031
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (92 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786942586
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qpjr0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051222031

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