Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 158765444X
  • ISBN-13: 9781587654442
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2387 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Continuing the Salem Press tradition of Critical Survey series, Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, Revised Edition provides detailed analyses of the lives and writings of major contributors to the fascinating literary subgenre of mystery and detective fiction. This greatly expanded five-volume set is the first full revision of a work that originally appeared in 1988.

This new edition updates or replaces all the original articles and adds entirely new articles on 118 more authors, raising the total to 368 articles. It also adds 38 entirely new overview essays and 4 new appendixes. Covered here are such well-known mystery writers as Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dorothy Sayers. New to this edition are such venerable writers as Louisa May Alcott, Edward Stratemeyer, and Margaret Truman. Popular contemporary writers, such as Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell, John Dunning, John Grisham, Thomas Harris, Rolando Hinojosa, Scott Turow, J.K. Rowling, and Stuart Woods and also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher's Note.
Contributors.
Contents.
Editor's Introduction.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Anthony Abbot.
2: Cleve F. Adams.
3: Boris Akunin.
4: Louisa May Alcott.
5: Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
6: Grant Allen.
7: Margery Allingham.
8: Eric Ambler.
9: Charlotte Armstrong.
10: Michael Avallone.
11: Marian Babson.
12: Desmond Bagley.
13: H. C. Bailey.
14: John Ball.
15: Honoré de Balzac.
16: Robert Barnard.
17: Nevada Barr.
18: Robert Barr.
19: Francis Beeding.
20: Josephine Bell.
21: Arnold Bennett.
22: E. C. Bentley.
23: Anthony Berkeley.
24: Ambrose Bierce.
25: Earl Derr Biggers.
26: Nicholas Blake.
27: Eleanor Taylor Bland.
28: Robert Bloch.
29: Lawrence Block.
30: Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
31: Jorge Luis Borges.
32: Anthony Boucher.
33: Edgar Box.
34: M. E. Braddon.
35: Ernest Bramah.
36: Christianna Brand.
37: Lilian Jackson Braun.
38: Jon L. Breen.
39: Simon Brett.
40: Fredric Brown.
41: Sandra Brown.
42: Leo Bruce.
43: Ken Bruen.
44: John Buchan.
45: William F. Buckley, Jr..
46: John Burdett.
47: James Lee Burke.
48: W. J. Burley.
49: W. R. Burnett.
50: Rex Burns.
51: James M. Cain.
52: Stephen J. Cannell.
53: Harry Carmichael.
54: John Dickson Carr.
55: Nick Carter.
56: Vera Caspary.
57: Sarah Caudwell.
58: John Newton Chance.
59: Raymond Chandler.
60: Leslie Charteris.
61: James Hadley Chase.
62: G. K. Chesterton.
63: Peter Cheyney.
64: Lee Child.
65: Erskine Childers.
66: Agatha Christie.
67: Mary Higgins Clark.
68: Anna Clarke.
69: Jon Cleary.
70: Liza Cody.
71: Margaret Coel.
72: Octavus Roy Cohen.
73: G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole.
74: Max Allan Collins.
75: Michael Collins.
76: Wilkie Collins.
77: Susan Conant.
78: Michael Connelly.
79: John Connolly.
80: Thomas H. Cook.
81: Patricia Cornwell.
82: Colin Cotterill.
83: George Harmon Coxe.
84: Robert Crais.
85: John Creasey.
86: Edmund Crispin.
87: Freeman Wills Crofts.
88: Deborah Crombie.
89: Amanda Cross.
90: James Crumley.
91: E. V. Cunningham.
92: Carroll John Daly.
93: Elizabeth Daly.
94: Lionel Davidson.
95: L. P. Davies.