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Author Scaggs, John, 1970-

Title Crime fiction / John Scaggs
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2005


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Description 170 pages ; 20 cm
Series The new critical idiom
New critical idiom.
Contents 1. A chronology of crime -- 2. Mystery and detective fiction -- 3. The hard-boiled mode -- 4. The police procedural -- 5. The crime thriller -- 6. Historical crime fiction
Summary "Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction and concludes with a look at future directions for the genre in the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([149]-165) and index
Subject Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Crime in literature.
LC no. 2004016596
ISBN 0415318254 hardback
0415318246 paperback