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Talking about detective fiction
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307592828, 0307592820

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198).
Description
Presents an analysis of detective fiction and the works of some of its most noteworthy authors.
Description
P. D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. She examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter and Sara Paretsky. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction--and of the detective hero--in recent years.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

James, P. D. (2009). Talking about detective fiction. First American edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

James, P. D. 2009. Talking About Detective Fiction. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

James, P. D, Talking About Detective Fiction. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

James, P. D. Talking About Detective Fiction. First American edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Print.

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