Books in category Literary Criticism – Mystery & Detective

  • Arena Two

    Arena Two
    Stuart Christie

    Tapping into the rich seam of anarchist and libertarian currents in noir fiction, this collection of essays explores fictional atmospheres that are dark and sinister—but not without hope.

  • Gumshoes

    Mitzi Brunsdale

    Presents roughly 150 alphabetically arranged entries on fictional detectives and the works in which they appear.

  • 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.

  • Bloody Italy

    Bloody Italy
    Patricia Prandini Buckler

    These new essays comprise a critical analysis of present-day crime fiction and nonfiction works set in Italy (all of which are available in English).

  • 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.

  • The Mysteries of the Cities

    The Mysteries of the Cities
    Stephen Knight

    A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since.

  • 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.

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