In this collection of essays, a number of critics offer commentary on the crime fiction genre, exploring the kinds of pleasure it offers. Looking under the attractive surface of these books, the contributors discover a number of complex issues.
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Book Description St. Martins,, NY:, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American. edition.. Book. Black cloth, 193pp. Essays by British academics on various mystery writers, including Raymond Chandler, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and others. Clean, tight, sound copy. Bright shiny dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # ss1004