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The Hog's Back Mystery

The Hog's Back Mystery

  • Author: Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1464203822
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 326
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Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder 'As pretty a piece of work as Inspector French has done... On the level of Mr Crofts' very best; which is saying something.' —Daily Telegraph Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue—and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple's peaceful rural life. The case soon takes a more complex turn. Other people vanish mysteriously, one of Dr Earle's house guests among them. What is the explanation for the disappearances? If the missing people have been murdered, what can be the motive? This fiendishly complicated puzzle is one that only Inspector French can solve. Freeman Wills Crofts was a master of the intricately and ingeniously plotted detective novel, and The Hog's Back Mystery shows him at the height of his powers. This new edition of a classic mystery is introduced by the crime fiction expert Martin Edwards.

Masters of the "Humdrum" Mystery

Masters of the

Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961

  • Author: Curtis Evans
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786490896
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 309
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In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the “crime novel,” influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as “Humdrums,” condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume explores the works of three prominent British “Humdrums”—Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, and Alfred Walter Stewart—revealing their work to be more complex, as puzzles and as social documents, than Symons allowed. By championing the intrinsic merit of these mystery writers, the study demonstrates that reintegrating the “Humdrums” into mystery genre studies provides a fuller understanding of the Golden Age of detective fiction and its aftermath.

A Literary Guide to the Eastern Cape

A Literary Guide to the Eastern Cape

Places and the Voices of Writers

  • Author: Jeanette Eve
  • Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781919930152
  • Category: Authors, South African
  • Page: 402
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The Eastern Cape is a country of great natural beauty and tourist potential, and has produced a wealth of writers and writings that have responded to the landscape in a variety of interesting and enjoyable ways.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

  • Author: B. Murphy
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230107354
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 543
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Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers

Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers

  • Author: NA NA
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349813664
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1568
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Bodies from the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age

Bodies from the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age

  • Author: Agatha Christie,Georgette Heyer,A. A. Milne,Nicholas Blake,Christianna Brand
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008289239
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922.

The Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams, 1930-1935

The Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams, 1930-1935

  • Author: Charles Williams
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 213
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"'The new Sayers' is not merely admirable; it is adorable. There were, in Miss Sayers's more recent books, signs that a strange element was struggling to be free. In one this element seemed like philosophy; in one like fantasy. It has now become perfectly freed itself, and become perfectly united with her other capacities. The Nine Tailors is consequently not a tale of murder, but an experience of life."--Charles Williams, review of The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers, January 17, 1934. English editor, literary critic, poet, novelist, theologian, and Inkling, Charles Williams (1885-1945) wrote popular-press reviews of detective fiction in its golden age of popularity (early thirties) for such newspapers as The Westminster Chronicle & News-Gazette and The Daily Mail. This book presents all of Williams' published reviews of detective fiction--covering works by Agatha Christie, Sax Rohmer, Ellery Queen, Dashiel Hammett and E. Phillips Oppenheim, to name a few. It begins with a discussion of Williams as a detective fiction reviewer, then presents the reviews year-by-year, from 1930 to 1935, and concludes with a discussion of the end of the golden age of detective fiction. An appendix lists the authors that Williams reviewed, which books were reviewed, the date that they were reviewed, and additional information on each author.

Make Mine a Mystery

Make Mine a Mystery

A Reader's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

  • Author: Gary Warren Niebuhr
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 605
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Presents a comprehensive guide for mystery and detective fiction, compiling over 2,500 titles from more than 200 authors and including plot overviews, a history of the genre, and a discussion on collection development.

Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction

Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction

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  • Author: Frank Northen Magill
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1748
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Presents critical studies of more than 290 authors of detective and mystery fiction from around the world dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers

St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers

  • Author: Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf
  • Publisher: Saint James Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1264
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Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.