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In the beginning : first novels in mystery series

Author: Mary Jean DeMarr
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detection fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in established series, analyzing ways in which the opening books of the series do or do not create patterns followed in succeeding novels. Some of the essays comment in detail on the formulae adopted by the particular author, setting the earliest in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
In the beginning.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)610061986
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jean DeMarr
ISBN: 0879726733 9780879726737 0879726741 9780879726744
OCLC Number: 31412111
Description: 227 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dorothy L. Sayers : from first to last / Kathleen Gregory Klein --
The first Campion novel / Paula M. Woods --
Reading Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series : the thirteen problems / Marty S. Knepper --
Enter the fat man : Rex Stout's Fer-de-lance / Frederick Isaac --
Ngaio Marsh's Roderick Alleyn / MaryKay Mahoney --
The first six in a series : Nicholas Blake / Mary P. Freier --
Mike Shayne : a series starts and restarts / Sharon A. Russell --
Cop hater : gateway to the 87th Precinct / George N. Dove --
Elizabeth Linington --
a.k.a. Dell Shannon : creation of a formula / Mary Jean DeMarr --
P.D. James's Adam Dalglish series / Joan G. Kotker --
The professor tells a story : Kate Fansler / Lois A. Marchino --
Fadeout : Dave Brandstetter's first case / Landon Burns --
"And the first shall be last" : James McClure's Kramer and Zondi series / Don Wall --
Paradigm established, paradigm surpassed : Colin Dexter's Last bus to Woodstock / William Reynolds.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Jean DeMarr.
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