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Introduction to the Detective Story

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ISBN-10: 0879723785

ISBN-13: 9780879723781

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leroy Lad Panek

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This book is a no-apologies introduction to Detective Fiction. It's written in an aggressive, modern English well-suited to a genre which has traditionally broken ground in terms of aggressive writing, contemporary scenarios, and tough dialogue.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 6/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Leroy Lad Panek is the award-winning author of a number of books about crime fiction, including The American Police Novel (2003, Edgar Award Finalist). He is an English professor at McDaniel College, and lives in Westminster, Maryland.

Beginnings
Godwin and Lytton
Poe
Dickens
Collins and the Sensation Writers
Gaboriau
Doyle
Turn-Of-The-Century Writers
The Golden Age
The Hard-Boiled Story
The Police Novel
The End
Further Reading
Bibliography
Reference Works
History and Criticism
Index