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Title 100 American crime writers / edited by Steven Powell
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Crime files
Crime files series.
Contents Acknowledgements -- 'Out of the Venetian Vase': From Golden Age to Hard-boiled -- 'After These Mean Streets': Crime Fiction and the Chandler Inheritance -- Megan Abbott -- Paul Auster -- W.T. Ballard -- Ann Bannon -- Robert Bloch -- Lawrence Block -- Leigh Brackett -- Gil Brewer -- Fredric Brown -- Howard Browne -- Edward Bunker -- James Lee Burke -- W.R. Burnett -- James M. Cain -- Paul Cain -- Truman Capote -- John Dickson Carr -- Vera Caspary -- Raymond Chandler -- Harlan Coben -- Max Allan Collins -- Richard Condon -- Michael Connelly -- Patricia Cornwell -- Robert Crais -- James Crumley -- Carroll John Daly -- Norbert Davis -- Mignon G. Eberhart -- James Ellroy -- Janet Evanovich -- William Faulkner -- Kenneth Fearing -- Rudolph Fisher -- Kinky Friedman -- Jacques Futrelle -- Erle Stanley Gardner -- William Campbell Gault -- David Goodis -- Sue Grafton -- Davis Grubb -- Frank Gruber -- Dashiell Hammett -- Thomas Harris -- Carl Hiaasen -- Patricia Highsmith -- George V. Higgins -- Tony Hillerman -- Chester Himes -- Dorothy B. Hughes -- Roy Huggins -- Day Keene -- Jonathan Kellerman -- C. Daly King -- Jonathan Latimer -- Dennis Lehane -- Elmore Leonard -- Ira Levin -- Elizabeth Linington -- Eleazar Lipsky -- John Lutz -- Ed McBain -- Horace McCoy -- William P. McGivern -- John D. MacDonald -- Ross Macdonald -- Dan J. Marlowe -- Margaret Millar -- Walter Mosley -- Marcia Muller -- Frederick Nebel -- Barbara Neely -- William F. Nolan -- Sara Paretsky -- Robert B. Parker -- George Pelecanos -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Melville Davisson Post -- Richard S. Prather -- Bill Pronzini -- Ellery Queen (aka Dannay and Lee) -- Arthur B. Reeve -- Mary Roberts Rinehart -- James Sallis -- George S. Schuyler -- Viola Brothers Shore -- Iceberg Slim -- Mickey Spillane -- Rex Stout -- Jim Thompson -- Ernest Tidyman -- Lawrence Treat -- S.S. Van Dine (Willard Huntington Wright) -- Joseph Wambaugh -- Carolyn Wells -- Donald E Westlake -- Raoul Whitfield -- Charles Willeford -- Charles Williams -- Cornell Woolrich -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres."-- Provided by publisher
From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-368) and index
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Subject Crime writing.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Powell, Steven, 1983-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 1137031662 (electronic bk.)
1283587661
9781137031662 (electronic bk.)
9781283587662
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Other Titles One hundred American crime writers