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100 American crime writers

Author: Steven Powell
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Crime files series.
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"From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Powell
ISBN: 9780230525375 0230525377
OCLC Number: 779244404
Description: xii, 373 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Out of the Venetian vase": from golden age to hard-boiled --
After these mean streets: crime fiction and the Chandler inheritance --
Megan Abbott --
Paul Auster --
W.T. Ballard --
Ann Bannon --
Robert Bloch --
Lawrence Block --
Leigh Brackett --
Gil Brewer --
Fredric Brown --
Howard Browne --
Edward Bunker --
James Lee Burke --
W.R. Burnett --
James M. Cain --
Paul Cain --
Truman Capote --
John Dickson Carr --
Vera Caspary --
Raymond Chandler --
Harlan Coben --
Max Allan Collins --
Richard Condon --
Michael Connelly --
Patricia Cornwell --
Robert Crais --
James Crumley --
Carroll John Daly --
Norbert Davis --
Mignon G. Eberhardt --
James Ellroy --
Janet Evanovich --
William Faulkner --
Kenneth Fearing --
Rudolph Fisher --
Kinky Friedman --
Jacques Futrelle --
Erle Stanley Gardner --
William Campbell Gault --
David Goodis --
Sue Grafton --
Davis Grubb --
Frank Gruber --
Dashiell Hammett --
Thomas Harris --
Carl Hiaason --
Patricia Highsmith --
George V. Higgins --
Tony Hillerman --
Chester Himes --
Dorothy B. Hughes --
Roy Huggins --
Day Keane --
Jonathan Kellerman --
C. Daly King --
Jonathon Latimer --
Dennis Lehane --
Elmore Leonard --
Ira Levin --
Elizabeth Linnington --
Eleazar Lipsky --
John Lutz --
Ed McBain --
Horace McCoy --
William P. McGivern --
John D. MacDonald --
Ross Macdonald --
Dan J. Marlowe --
Margaret Millar --
Walter Mosely --
Marcia Muller --
Frederick Nebel --
Barbara Neely --
William F. Nolan --
Sara Paretsky --
Robert B. Parker --
George Pelecanos --
Edgar Allan Poe --
Melville Davisson Post --
Richard S. Prather --
Bill Pronzini --
Ellery Queen (aka Dannay and Lee) --
Arthur B. Reeve --
Mary Roberts Rinehart --
James Sallis --
George S. Schuyler --
Viola Brothers Shore --
Iceberg Slim --
Mickey Spillane --
Rex Stout --
Jim Thompson --
Ernest Tidyman --
Lawrence Treat --
S.S. Van Dine (Willard Huntington Wright) --
Joseph Wambaugh --
Carolyn Wells --
Donald E. Westlake --
Raoul Whitfield --
Charles Willeford --
Charles Williams --
Cornell Woolrich --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Other Titles: One hundred American crime writers
Responsibility: edited by Steven Powell.

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