Icons Mystery & Crime Detection From Sleuths-Superheroes, 1st Edition

  • Mitzie M. Brunsdale
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  • ISBN-10: 0313345317
  • ISBN-13: 9780313345319
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 700 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Offers an insightful look at one of our most popular and diverse fictional genres, providing a guided tour of mystery and crime writing by focusing on two dozen of the field's most enduring creations and creators.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Photos.
Series Foreword.
1: Batman: The Herculean Detective.
2: James Bond: The Byronic Spy.
3: Father Brown: The Clerical Sleuth.
4: Charlie Chan: “The First Nonwhite Popular Detective”.
5: Agatha Christie: Creator of Hercule Poirot, the Foreign Sleuth, and Miss Jane Marple, the Elderly Snoop.
6: Inspector Clouseau: The Detective as Buffoon.
7: Columbo: The Disheveled Detective.
8: Dragnet: Television's Most Famous Police Drama.
9: Nancy Drew: The Girl Detective.
10: Jessica Fletcher: The Mystery Writer Snoop.
11: Mike Hammer: A Very Imperfect, Far from Gentle Knight.
12: Dirty Harry: The Vigilante Cop.