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Guilty Parties: A Mystery Lover's Companion

Ousby, Ian

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ISBN 10: 0500279780 / ISBN 13: 9780500279786
Published by Thames and Hudson, New York, 1997
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Title: Guilty Parties: A Mystery Lover's Companion

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Paper Edition

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Traces the development of mystery fiction, discusses famous detectives, golden age crime stories, hard-boiled mysteries, police procedurals, and current trends, and recommends books and films

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In France, it's a "polar," in Germany a "Krimi." The mystery novel is sometimes defined as paraliterature, but here it receives serious treatment. Ousby (editor of Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, Cambridge Univ., 1994) chronicles the international development of the crime and detective story from its origins to the current state of the art, covering authors from Europe to South Africa. With a well-rounded blend of critical analysis and goodies for the mystery fan, he examines hard-boiled detectives, pulp fiction, female private eyes, and other elements of the crime novel. A film noir filmography, awards lists, chronologies, maps, and glossaries are scattered throughout. Deadly Women is a random compilation of individual essays and interviews with prominent female mystery authors like Nancy Pickard and Janet Evanovich. The articles range from historical accounts of founding ladies like Honey West, the "sexiest private eye ever to pull a trigger," to a discussion of the trials and tribulations of writing a novel and getting it published. Less of an "indispensable companion" than a fireside chat with favorite authors, Grape's work will appeal to budding mystery writers and fans. Ousby's book is recommended for public and academic libraries needing a world overview of the genre for both circulating and reference collections, while Grape's work will circulate in public collections where mysteries are popular.?Kelli N. Perkins, Herrick P.L., Holland, Mich.
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