Hand in Glove - Dead Water - Death at the Dolphin

Author: Ngaio Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Alleyn, Roderick (Fictitious character)

Page: 626

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Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the eighth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Author: B. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 543

View: 860

Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

The Great Detectives

The World’s Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

View: 303

The origins of literature’s finest crime fighters, told by their creators themselves Their names ring out like gunshots in the dark of a back alley, crime fighters of a lost era whose heroic deeds will never be forgotten. They are men like Lew Archer, Pierre Chambrun, Flash Casey, and the Shadow. They are women like Mrs. North and the immortal Nancy Drew. These are detectives, and they are some of the only true heroes the twentieth century ever knew. In this classic volume, Otto Penzler presents essays written by the authors who created these famous characters. We learn how Ed McBain killed—and resurrected—the hero of the 87th Precinct, how international agent Quiller wrote his will, and how Dick Tracy first announced that “crime does not pay.” Some of these heroes may be more famous than others, but there is not one whom you wouldn’t like on your side in a courtroom, a shootout, or an old-fashioned barroom brawl.

Ngaio Marsh

A Companion to the Mystery Fiction

Author: Bruce Harding

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 673

Reviews of the Series: “The McFarland Companion series…has been consistently excellent, both in its choice of subjects and its quality of scholarship and writing”—Mystery Scene. Considered one of the “Queens of Crime”—along with such greats as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham—Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982) was a gifted writer and a celebrated author of classic British detective fiction, as well as a successful theater director. Best known for the 32 detective novels she published between 1934 and 1982, she received the Order of the British Empire in 1948 and was made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in 1966. Based on years of original research by the curator of the Ngaio Marsh House in Christchurch, New Zealand, this book explores the fascinating literary world of Dame Ngaio.

Sequels

An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 463

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.