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12 women detective stories

Author: Laura Marcus; Chris Willis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford twelves.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Often driven to detection as a more or less respectable means of earning her living, the female sleuth may be young and celebrated, or widowed and inconspicuous - professional detective or 'petticoated police'. She may be a member of the gentry, or fresh out of college, even a pawn-broker in a seedy area of Victorian London. Whatever her background, the twelve stories in this collection reveal that a woman's powers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Marcus; Chris Willis
ISBN: 0192880365 9780192880369
OCLC Number: 39307619
Description: x, 230 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The Mysterious Countess / Anon --
\\2. Drawn Daggers / Catherine Louisa Pirkis (1839-1910) --
\\3. The First Customer and the Florentine Dante / Fergus Hume (1859-1932) --
\\4. The Adventure of the Cantankerous Old Lady / Grant Allen (1848-99) --
\\5. Mr Bovey's Unexpected Will / L. T. Meade (1854-1914) and Robert Eustace (1868-1943) --
\\6. The Man in the Inverness Cape / Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) --
\\7. The Man With Nine Lives / Hugh C. Weir (1884-1934) --
\\8. An Intangible Clue / Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) --
\\9. The Clairvoyants / Arthur B. Reeve (1880-1936) --
\\10. Lot's Wife / F. Tennyson Jesse (1888-1958) --
\\11. A Light on Murder / Gladys Mitchell (1901-1983) --
\\12. On Principle / Henry Cecil (1902-1976).
Series Title: Oxford twelves.
Other Titles: Twelve women detective stories
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Laura Marcus with Chris Willis.
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Often driven to detection as a more or less respectable means of earning her living, the female sleuth may be young and celebrated, or widowed and inconspicuous - professional detective or 'petticoated police'. She may be a member of the gentry, or fresh out of college, even a pawn-broker in a seedy area of Victorian London. Whatever her background, the twelve stories in this collection reveal that a woman's powers of observation remain her most useful tool in detecting and resolving a multiplicity of crimes.

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