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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story
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Howard Haycraft
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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

Howard Haycraft


9780486829302

Dover


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers


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416 pages

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Genuinely fascinating reading. -The New York Times Book Review Diverting and patently authoritative. -The New Yorker Grand and fascinating ... a history, a compendium and a critical study all in one, and all first rate. -Rex Stout A landmark ... a brilliant study written with charm and authority. -Ellery Queen This book is of permanent value. It should be on the shelf of every reader of detective stories. -Erle Stanley Gardner Author Howard Haycraft, an expert in detective fiction, traces the genre's development from the 1840s through the 1940s. Along the way, he charts the innovations of Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the modern influence of George Simenon, Josephine Tey, and others. Additional topics include a survey of the critical literature, a detective story quiz, and a Who's Who in Detection.

By:   Howard Haycraft
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780486829302
ISBN 10:   0486829308
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Upon the publication of Murder for Pleasure, Howard Haycraft (1905-91) became one of the first critics to offer a serious look at the mystery/detective genre. The publisher and editor was also a two-time Edgar Award winner and a prolific anthologist whose works include The Art of the Mystery Story, Fourteen Great Detective Stories, and The Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective Crime Mystery Fiction.

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