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The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321195012

ISBN10:
0321195019
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/13/2004
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.Information about the genre of detective fiction. Collection of award winning stories. Information about award winning authors.Those interested in detective fiction.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
INTRODUCTION 1(24)
CRITICAL ESSAY
11(14)
John Ball,
Murder at Large
11(14)
I. THE AMATEUR DETECTIVE 25(180)
CRITICAL ESSAYS AND COMMENTARIES
29(25)
Patricia D. Maida and Nicholas B. Spornick
From "The Puzzle-Game"
29(10)
Nancy Ellen Talburt and Juana R. Young
The Many Guises of the Contemporary Amateur Detective
39(15)
STORIES
54(151)
Edgar Allan Poe
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
54(27)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Silver Blaze
81(20)
Agatha Christie
The Witness for the Prosecution
101(17)
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Haunted Policeman
118(16)
John Dickson Carr
The House in Goblin Wood
134(17)
Ellery Queen
'My Queer Dean'
151(5)
Margaret Maron
Deborah's Judgment
156(16)
Sharyn McCrumb
Nine Lives to Live
172(13)
Diane Mott Davidson
Cold Turkey
185(14)
Jan Burke
Revised Endings
199(6)
II. THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR 205(132)
CRITICAL ESSAYS AND COMMENTARIES
208(21)
Raymond Chandler
The Simple Art of Murder
208(11)
Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay
From "Grafton's Place in the Development of the Detective Novel"
219(10)
STORIES
229(108)
Dashiell Hammett
The Gutting of Couffignal
229(24)
Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business
253(41)
Sue Grafton
The Parker Shotgun
294(14)
Sara Paretsky
Skin Deep
308(11)
Gar Anthony Haywood
And Pray Nobody Sees You
319(12)
S.J. Rozan
Going Home
331(6)
III. THE POLICE 337(138)
CRITICAL ESSAYS AND COMMENTARIES
341(23)
LeRoy Lad Panek
From "The Police Novel"
341(17)
Ed McBain
The 87th Precinct
358(6)
STORIES
364(111)
Freeman Wills Crofts
The Hunt Ball
364(9)
Georges Simenon
Inspector Maigret Deduces
373(10)
Ed McBain
Sadie When She Died
383(28)
Tony Hillerman
Chee's Witch
411(8)
Ian Rankin
The Dean's Curse
419(18)
Clark Howard
Under Suspicion
437(20)
Peter Robinson
Missing in Action
457(18)
APPENDIX A Notable Annual Awards for Mystery and Detective Fiction 475(2)
APPENDIX B Bibliography of Critical Essays and Commentaries 477(2)
Credits 479(2)
Index of Authors and Titles 481


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