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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories By Patricia Craig

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories by Patricia Craig

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Summary

This is a new anthology of detective stories with an international flavour, from the middle of the last century to the present day. Ranging from 19th-century France to contemporary Scotland via Denmark, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Japan, America, Canada, and elsewhere, the anthology shows how different nationalities imposed their own stamp on the genre.

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories Summary

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories by Patricia Craig

The field of detective fiction is vast, and The Oxford Book of Detective Stories brings together the best short fiction from around the world to show how different nationalities have imposed their own stamp on the genre. As well as English and American stories from acknowledged masters such as Ellery Queen, Dashiell Hammett, and Agatha Christie, the anthology includes stories by Simenon, Conan Doyle, Sarah Paretsky, and Ian Rankin, and roams across Europe and further afield to embrace Japan, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, and other countries. Women detectives, police procedurals, the amateur sleuth, locked-room mysteries are all here, and in her introduction Patricia Craig examines the figure of the detective in international literature.

About Patricia Craig

Patricia Craig was born and educated in Belfast before moving to London, where she now lives. She is a freelance critic and reviewer, and has edited several anthologies, including Oxford Books of Detective Stories, Ireland, English Detective Stories, and Modern Women's Stories.

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GOR002664767
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories by Patricia Craig
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-08-08
604
0192803719
9780192803719
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