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Title The detective as historian : history and art in historical crime fiction / edited by Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. ; preface by Robin W. Win
Published Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [2000]
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Contents Preface / Robin W. Winks -- Introduction / Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. -- Lynda S. Robinson and Lauren Haney: Detection in the Land of Mysteries / Rita Rippetoe -- John Maddox Roberts and Steven Saylor: Detecting in the Final Decades of the Roman Republic / Terrance L. Lewis -- Lindsey Davis: Falco, Cynical Detective in a Corrupt Roman Empire / Peter Hunt -- Peter Tremayne: Sister Fidelma and the Triumph of Truth / Christiane W. Luehrs, Robert B. Luehrs -- Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael / Edward J. Rielly -- P.C. Doherty: Hugh Corbett, Secret-Agent and Problem-Solver / Edward L. Meek, Theron M. Westervelt, David N. Eldridge -- Susanna Gregory: Doctor Matthew Bartholomew, Master of Medicine and Detection / Jean Coakley -- Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose / Judy Ann Ford -- Elizabeth Eyre: Detection in the Italian Renaissance / Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox -- Margaret Frazer: Sister Frevisse and Medieval Mysteries / Patricia W. Julius -- Josephine Tey and Others: The Case of Richard III / R. Gordon Kelly -- C.L. Grace: Kathryn Swinbrook, Fifteenth-Century Physician and Sleuth / Jean Coakley -- Michael Clynes: The Recollections of Shallot / David N. Eldridge, Theron M. Westervelt, Edward L. Meek -- Maan Meyers: The Saga of the Dutchman / Frank A. Salamone -- Bruce Alexander: Sir Henry Fielding and Blind Justice / Donna Bradshaw Smith -- Keith Heller: A Genealogy of Detection in the Eighteenth Century / Scott R. Christianson -- Margaret Lawrence: An Eighteenth-Century Midwife / Marie Nelson -- Stephanie Barron : (Re)Inventing Jane Austen as Detective / Anita Vickers -- Kate Ross : Where Have All the Dandies Gone? / Jerry L. Parker -- James Brewer : Sleuths and Carpetbaggers along the Mississippi River / Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. -- Peter Heck : Mark Twain as Detective / Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. -- Caleb Carr : Running Away from the Darkness / Douglas Tallack -- Anne Perry : Victorian 'Istorian and Murdermonger / Linda J. Holland-Toll -- Peter Lovesey : No Cribbing on History / Margaret L. Foxwell -- Elizabeth Peters : The Last Camel Died at Noon as Lost World Adventure Pastiche / Gary Hoppenstand
Summary "The crime fiction examined here covers virtually all of recorded history - from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval Europe through nineteenth-century England and America. The essays in this collection analyze and evaluate these works and demonstrate that they are not only gripping stories in their own right, but also the nerve center for historians of all stripes - from the professional to the most casual minded - to learn about past societies. People of the past appear with all their pretenses down and their acts of violence laid bare."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Historical fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- English-speaking countries.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Browne, Ray B. (Ray Broadus), 1922-2009.
Kreiser, Lawrence A., 1969-
LC no. 00029245
ISBN 0879728817 (electronic bk.)
9780879728816 (electronic bk.)