Great Women Mystery Writers

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 9780313334283
Pages : 335 pages
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Download or read book Great Women Mystery Writers written by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

British Women Mystery Writers

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ISBN 10 : 078648361X
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book British Women Mystery Writers written by Mary Hadley and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-10-02 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many aspects of British detective fiction are intriguingly different from the American detective fiction. And, confusingly, many of the British women detectives who have made it to American television are far from typical of the latest women detectives. This work is a study of British detective fiction with female protagonists written by women. Authors included are P.D. James, Jennie Melville, Liza Cody, Val McDermid, Joan Smith and Susan Moody. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the British female sleuth from the 1960s to the year 2000, particularly the 1980s, and how this shaped and altered detective fiction. Also discussed is the effect of the British judicial system and gun laws on detective fiction and real life, the types of crimes women detectives usually investigate, why certain directions have been taken and which ones may be taken in the future, issues being raised by the authors, and new women authors of detective fiction with female protagonists.

Great Women Mystery Writers

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032610068
Pages : 432 pages
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Download or read book Great Women Mystery Writers written by Kathleen Gregory Klein and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1994 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recounts the lives and summarizes and evaluates the works of 117 classic and contemporary women mystery writers

Crime Writers

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ISBN 10 : 9781591589143
Pages : 204 pages
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Download or read book Crime Writers written by Elizabeth Haynes and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Women of Mystery

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ISBN 10 : 9780312276553
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book Women of Mystery written by Martha Hailey DuBose and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2000-12-11 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into the lives of significant women mystery writers from Anna Katherine Green and Mary Roberts Rinehart with critical essays on their work, anecdotes, contemporary reviews and opinions and some of the women's own comments. She takes us through the Golden Age of the British women mystery writers, Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham and Tey, to the leading crime novelists of today, focused on the women who have become legends of the genre. And though she laments, "so many mysteries, so little time," she makes a good effort a mentioning "some of the best of the rest." When DuBose writes of the lives of her principal players, she relates them to their times, their families, their personal situations and above all to their books. She subtly points out that Sayers, whose experience with the men in her life was inevitably disastrous, created in Lord Peter the ideal lover -- one who is all that a woman desires and needs. DuBose gives us the curriculum vitae that Dorothy Sayers created to help her bring Peter Wimsey to a virtual actuality. Ngaio Marsh would give up an active presence in the theatrical world she loved, but she recreated it for herself as well as her readers in many of her novels. The biographies of these woman are as engrossing as the stories they wrote, and Martha DuBose has shined a different, intimate and intriguing light on them, their works, and the lives that informed those works. This book is so full of treasure it's hard to see how any mystery enthusiast will be able to do without it. And what a gift it would make for anyone on your list who has been heard to announce "I love a mystery." Some of the treats inside: In the Beginning: The Mothers of Detection Anna Katherine Green Mary Roberts Rinehart A Golden Era: The Genteel Puzzlers Agatha Christie Dorothy L. Sayers Ngaio Marsh Margery Allingham Josephine Tey Modern Motives: Mysteries of the Murderous Mind Patricia Highsmith P.D. James Ruth Rendell Mary Higgins Clark Sue Grafton and more!!

Reader's Guide to Women's Studies

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135314033
Pages : 762 pages
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Download or read book Reader's Guide to Women's Studies written by Eleanor Amico and published by Routledge. This book was released on 1998-03-20 with total page 762 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."

Women Times Three

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ISBN 10 : 0879726822
Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book Women Times Three written by Kathleen Gregory Klein and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays' authors are not only widely published scholar-critics of mystery/detective fiction but also dedicated fans of the genre. Familiar with the full scope of mystery fiction, they bring insight and enthusiasm to their writing.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 9780838911136
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery written by John Charles and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2012 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.

Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230289406
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction written by L. Sussex and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-07-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a study of the 'mothers' of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten. The purpose of this book is to 'cherchez les femmes', in a project of rediscovery.

Reading the Cozy Mystery

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ISBN 10 : 9781476641690
Pages : 236 pages
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Download or read book Reading the Cozy Mystery written by Phyllis M. Betz and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-02-26 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

Detective Agency

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ISBN 10 : 9780520215085
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Download or read book Detective Agency written by Priscilla L. Walton and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999-05-31 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fun book about genre fiction and the ways women have appropriated the hard-boiled tradition of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Mike Hammer and the writings of Hammet, Chandler, Spillane, and others. A story of texts, movies, TV shows, and publishing, it goes quite beyond textual analysis. A bit like Jan Radway's and Tania Modleski's analysis of culture in the making (and we'll probably have blurbs from both on the cover of our book).

The Woman Detective

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 0252064631
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book The Woman Detective written by Kathleen Gregory Klein and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kathleen Gregory Klein traces female paid, professional private investigators in British, Canadian, and American novels, revealing that the detective novel is both a reflection of and potential barrier to social change for women. This edition adds sixty new female private eyes to the roster and includes an afterword that assesses the current state of the genre's new and old novels. A comprehensive bibliography and a character list update the field through mid-1994.

Women Writing Crime Fiction, 1860Ð1880

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ISBN 10 : 9780786491179
Pages : 260 pages
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Download or read book Women Writing Crime Fiction, 1860Ð1880 written by Kate Watson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-05-07 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arthur Conan Doyle has long been considered the greatest writer of crime fiction, and the gender bias of the genre has foregrounded William Godwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Émile Gaboriau and Fergus Hume. But earlier and significant contributions were being made by women in Britain, the United States and Australia between 1860 and 1880, a period that was central to the development of the genre. This work focuses on women writers of this genre and these years, including Catherine Crowe, Caroline Clive, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs. Henry (Ellen) Wood, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Louisa May Alcott, Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, Anna Katharine Green, Céleste de Chabrillan, “Oliné Keese” (Caroline Woolmer Leakey), Eliza Winstanley, Ellen Davitt, and Mary Helena Fortune—innovators who set a high standard for women writers to follow.

P.D. James

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ISBN 10 : 9781476628905
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book P.D. James written by Laurel A. Young and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-06-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920–2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England’s “Queen of Crime.” Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her series detectives, Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and private eye Cordelia Gray. Stand-alone works include the dystopian The Children of Men (1992) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011), a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. James’s careful plotting has earned comparison with Golden Age British detective writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet James’s work is thoroughly modern, with realistic descriptions of police procedures and the echoes and aftereffects of crime. This literary companion includes more than 700 encyclopedic entries covering the characters, settings and themes of her published writing, along with a career chronology, chronological and alphabetical listings of her works, and an exhaustive index.

It's a Print!

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ISBN 10 : 087972661X
Pages : 254 pages
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Download or read book It's a Print! written by William Reynolds and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.

Booze and the Private Eye

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ISBN 10 : 9780786481538
Pages : 215 pages
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Download or read book Booze and the Private Eye written by Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-24 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hard-bitten PI with a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer--it's an image as old as the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction itself. Alcohol has long been an important element of detective fiction, but it is no mere prop. Rather, the treatment of alcohol within the works informs and illustrates the detective's moral code, and casts light upon the society's attitudes towards drink. This examination of the role of alcohol in hard-boiled detective fiction begins with the genre's birth, in an era strongly influenced and affected by prohibition, and follows both the genre's development and its relation to our changing understanding of and attitudes towards alcohol and alcoholism. It discusses the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, Marcia Muller, Karen Kijewski and Sue Grafton. There are bibliographies of both the primary and critical texts, and an index of authors and works.

Debating the Canon

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ISBN 10 : 9781137049162
Pages : 314 pages
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Download or read book Debating the Canon written by L. Morrissey and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-05-24 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past two decades, the debate over the 'Great Books' has been one of the key public controversies concerning the cultural content of higher education. Debating the Canon provides a primary-source overview of these ongoing arguments. Many of these contributions to this debate have achieved 'canonical' status themselves; through the focus on the canon, the full spectrum of approaches to literary studies can be seen in the essays. Therefore, this collection places the recent debate within a larger context of literary criticism's development of a canon, going back to the eighteenth century.