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Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder

Nichols, Victoria; Thompson, Susan

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ISBN 10: 088739096X / ISBN 13: 9780887390968
Published by Black Lizard Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Hint of edge and corner wear, gently scuffed, spine is very lightly creased, overall a very crisp and clean signed first edition! Inscribed and dated by the authors on the half-title page! 522 very clean, unmarked and uncreased suspense-filled pages! "Silk Stalkings is the first comprehensive work on series characters created by women authros in crime and mystery fiction. This book is a survey of nearly 600 characters and over three thousand titles, from English and American works. There is a sample of detectives from 1867 to 1987 and a variety of sleuthing styles are depicted. Nichols and Thompson have distilled a wide range of characters down to their very essences. Readers will be informed, titillated and satiated by this fascinating assemblage." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024730

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Title: Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder

Publisher: Black Lizard Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by the Authors

Edition: First Edition / First Printing.

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Book by Nichols, Victoria, Thompson, Susan

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This is a specialized catalog listing protagonists from mystery and crime fiction series written by women (although men with female pseudonyms or teams with a woman member are also included). It is a special catalog as well, for the researchers approach the project like the avid mystery readers they are. Categorizing the nearly 600 characters under academia, police, religious, artists, and other labels, they critique each character's personality and development through the series, demonstrating true familiarity with them all. This sense of reader giving reader information makes the book a valuable find for anyone who enjoys mystery and crime fiction. A worthwhile addition to the reference shelf. Martin J. Hudacs, Towanda H.S., Pa.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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