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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction. This book serves as a companion to the acclaimed British Library Crime Classics series but it tells a very diverse story. It presents the development of crime fiction - from Sherlock Holmes to the end of the golden age - in an accessible, informative and engaging style.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712352215
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm

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“A must for crime fans!”

‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’ is a fascinating, insightful and knowledgeable look at the history of classic crime. Martin Edwards has brought together a comprehensive selection of books illustrating how... More

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“A fascinating book ! ”

This is a very, very good book. It works on so many levels; as a readable text, a history of Crime writing, and a reference book for anyone who collects and reads British Library Crime and Dean Street Press classic... More

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“The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books”

Martin Edwards’ latest nonfiction book, The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, serves as a companion volume to the British Library’s excellent Crime Classics series and it aims to tell the story of crime fiction... More

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