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The story of classic crime in 100 books, Martin Edwards

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The story of classic crime in 100 books
Title
The story of classic crime in 100 books
Statement of responsibility
Martin Edwards
Title variation
  • Classic crime in 100 books
  • Story of classic crime in one hundred books
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious detective stories, written for unashamedly commercial reasons, can give us clues to the past, and give us insight into a long-vanished world that, for all its imperfections, continues to fascinate. This book, written by award-winning crime writer and president of the Detection Club, Martin Edwards, serves as a companion to the British Library's internationally acclaimed series of Crime Classics. Long-forgotten stories republished in the series have won a devoted new readership, with several titles entering the bestseller charts and sales outstripping those of highly acclaimed contemporary thrillers
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BTCTA
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British Library crime classics
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1955-
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Edwards, Martin
Dewey number
823/.087209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.D4
LC item number
E395 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Crime in literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • FICTION / Classics
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Short Stories
Label
The story of classic crime in 100 books, Martin Edwards
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A companion to the British Library's ... series of crime classics"--Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-335) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new era dawns -- The birth of the golden age -- The great detectives -- "Play up! Play up! and play the game!" -- Miraculous murders -- Serpents in Eden -- Murder at the manor -- Capital crimes -- Resorting to murder -- Making fun of murder -- Education, education, education -- Playing politics -- Scientific enquiries -- The long arm of the law -- The justice game -- Multiplying murders -- The psychology of crime -- Inverted mysteries -- The ironists -- Fiction from fact -- Singletons -- Across the Atlantic -- Cosmopolitan crimes -- The way ahead
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781464207211
Lccn
2017934126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn972385673
  • (OCoLC)972385673
Label
The story of classic crime in 100 books, Martin Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A companion to the British Library's ... series of crime classics"--Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-335) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new era dawns -- The birth of the golden age -- The great detectives -- "Play up! Play up! and play the game!" -- Miraculous murders -- Serpents in Eden -- Murder at the manor -- Capital crimes -- Resorting to murder -- Making fun of murder -- Education, education, education -- Playing politics -- Scientific enquiries -- The long arm of the law -- The justice game -- Multiplying murders -- The psychology of crime -- Inverted mysteries -- The ironists -- Fiction from fact -- Singletons -- Across the Atlantic -- Cosmopolitan crimes -- The way ahead
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781464207211
Lccn
2017934126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn972385673
  • (OCoLC)972385673

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