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The Resource Whodunit? : a who's who in crime & mystery writing, [edited by] Rosemary Herbert

Whodunit? : a who's who in crime & mystery writing, [edited by] Rosemary Herbert

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Whodunit? : a who's who in crime & mystery writing
Title
Whodunit?
Title remainder
a who's who in crime & mystery writing
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Rosemary Herbert
Title variation
  • Who's who in crime & mystery writing
  • Who's who in crime and mystery writing
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend."--Agatha Christie Perhaps that is why audiences continue to be captivated by what Raymond Chandler called "The Simple Art of Murder." For who populates the pages of crime and mystery writing? People, sometimes in ordinary situations, sometimes in extraordinary ones, but in every respect, human. These are the characters we willingly follow into the mystery genre's uneasy imaginative territory. What is it about their strengths and flaws that makes us join them? Is it possible that we see a bit of ourselves in them--or in the sleuth tracking them? And who created those characters in the first place? What life experience and expertise informs their work? What are the sources of their themes, regional accents, and even the axes that some grind? Why do some wish to give us a good laugh, while others seem hell-bent on making us shudder? Whodunit? A Who's Who in Crime & Mystery Writing answers these questions and more. Here mystery exp Rosemary Herbert brings together enlightening and entertaining information on hundreds of classic and contemporary characters and authors. Some--such as P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Sherlock Holmes and Kinsey Millhone appear in individual entries. Still more keep company in articles about characters we admire, such as the Clerical Sleuth, and in pieces about those we love to hate, including the Femme Fatale and Con Artist. There is even an article on a figure that haunts so many great works of mystery --The Corpse. Drawing on the Edgar Award-nominated volume The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, Herbert has added 101 new entries on the hottest new names in works ranging from puzzling whodunits to chilling crime novels."--from the publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
809.3/872/03
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.D4
LC item number
H37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
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Herbert, Rosemary
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Crime in literature
Label
Whodunit? : a who's who in crime & mystery writing, [edited by] Rosemary Herbert
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
50333828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780195157635
Isbn Type
(alk. paper))
Lccn
2002029791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Whodunit? : a who's who in crime & mystery writing, [edited by] Rosemary Herbert
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50333828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780195157635
Isbn Type
(alk. paper))
Lccn
2002029791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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