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Talking about detective fiction, P.D. James

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Talking about detective fiction
Title
Talking about detective fiction
Statement of responsibility
P.D. James
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
P. D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. She examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter and Sara Paretsky. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction--and of the detective hero--in recent years.--From publisher description
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Title
Talking about detective fiction
Creator
Summary
To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal thoughts and observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P.D. James examines the challenges, achievements and potential of a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years as a novelist
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Genre
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Award
  • Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2010.
  • Macavity Award for Best Non-Fiction, 2010.
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344215
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • 823.0872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR830.D4
LC item number
J36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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P.D. James
Talking about detective fiction, P.D. James
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Talking about detective fiction, P.D. James
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What are we talking about and how did it all begin? -- The tenant of 221B Baker Street and the parish priest from Cobhole in Essex -- The Golden Age -- Soft-centered and hard-boiled -- Four formidable women -- Telling the story : setting, viewpoint, people -- Critics and aficionados : why some don't enjoy them and why others do -- Today and a glimpse of tomorrow
Control code
ocm406162179
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Dimensions
20 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780307592828
Lccn
2009038501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)406162179
  • (Sirsi) a1016914

Library Locations

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