Books in category Literary Criticism – Mystery & Detective

  • John Dickson Carr

    John Dickson Carr
    S. T. Joshi

    John Dickson Carr is known as the master of the “locked-room” mystery—the “impossible crime.” But Carr also wrote short stories, radio plays, essays, introductions, and book reviews.

  • City and Shore

    City and Shore
    Gillian Mary Hanson

    The book includes a short biography and listing of primary works for the authors covered, and appendices offer suggested fiction utilizing the two settings, and critical nonfiction covering the genre.

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed

    Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed
    Mike Ripley

    An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world.

  • European Gothic

    European Gothic
    Avril Horner

    Charts the rich process of cross-fertilisation, especially regarding Anglo-French exchanges in the development of the Gothic novel. Emphasises the importance of the impact of translation on the development of the Gothic novel.

  • Dr Joe Bell

    Dr. Joe Bell
    Ely Liebow

    This volume is required reading for all people interested in Victorian medicine, in Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, and in the history of detective fiction.

  • From Holmes to Sherlock

    From Holmes to Sherlock
    Mattias Boström

    In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish author and Sherlock Holmes expert Mattias Boström recreates the full story behind the legend for the first time.

  • If I Tell You I ll Have to Kill You

    If I Tell You I’ll Have to Kill You
    Michael Robotham

    Australia's best crime writers – Michael Robotham, Kerry Greenwood, Shane Maloney, Peter Corris, Tara Moss and more – share the secrets to their success, their best- ever writing tips and their favourite 'must reads'.

  • Anthony Boucher

    Anthony Boucher
    Jeffrey Marks

    American author, editor, and critic William Parker White, better known to most as Anthony Boucher, made countless contributions to the fields of mystery and science fiction.

  • A is for Arsenic

    A is for Arsenic
    Kathryn Harkup

    Her choice of deadly substances was far from random – the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but this is not the case with poisons.

  • Latin American Mystery Writers

    Latin American Mystery Writers
    Darrell B. Lockhart

    Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

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