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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

Martin Edwards
Format
Book
Published
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Classic crime in 100 books
Story of classic crime in one hundred books
Related Title
British Library crime classics.
ISBN
9781464207235, 1464207232, 9781464207211, 1464207216
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.
Description
357 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
  • "A companion to the British Library's ... series of crime classics"--Introduction.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-335) and indexes.
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