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The Crime and Mystery Book By Ian Ousby

The Crime and Mystery Book
by Ian Ousby

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A guide to the world of detective fiction, analysing classic puzzles, celebrating women private eyes, revealing the afterlife of popular characters and providing a 'ten commandments' for 1920s style detective stories. A dictionary of slang terms, gazeteer of where private eyes are and a world round up of current novels are also provided.
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The Crime and Mystery Book Summary

The Crime and Mystery Book by Ian Ousby

This is a history of the development of detective fiction with illustrations of favourite scenes, characters and international editions of the books. Throughout, special features add enlightenment, classic puzzles are analyzed and women private eyes are celebrated. The afterlife of popular characters is revealed and the "Ten Commandments" for the detective story 1920s-style are defined. Bean-shooters, gats, heats, heaters, rods and roscoes are all explained in the dictionary. A world round-up of current crime novels testifies to the continuing appeal of the genre in its many forms.

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Table of Contents

Origins; the great detective; the hard boiled era; cops, killers and realism; postwar parade; now read on.

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The Crime and Mystery Book by Ian Ousby
Ian Ousby
Used - Very Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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