An Introduction to the Detective Story

An Introduction to the Detective Story

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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 also, along with Sayers, one of the most forthright and distinctive commentators on the nature of detective fiction. ... The central problem, then, was how to expand the detective story plot, founded on economy and the sudden springing of ... One answer came from the new understanding of the history of the detective story.

Title:An Introduction to the Detective Story
Author:LeRoy Panek
Publisher:Popular Press - 1987


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