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Nice and noir : contemporary American crime fiction

Author: Richard B Schwartz
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Owners of mystery bookshops will tell you that there are several sorts of buyers: those who purchase on impulse or whim; genre addicts who buy paperbacks by the week and by the armful; and those who have caught up on canonical texts and regularly buy new novels by select authors in hardcover. Richard B. Schwartz belongs in the last group, with his own list of approximately seventy favorite writers." "Nice and Noir:
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Richard B.
Nice and noir.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606795978
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Schwartz
ISBN: 0826213936 9780826213938
OCLC Number: 48817332
Description: xi, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Frontiers and Borders --
Eternal Vigilance --
The Never Ending Story --
The Avenging Angel --
Together in the Wilderness --
The Electric Mist --
The Fun House --
Live and Learn --
Cross Over.
Responsibility: Richard B. Schwartz.

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Richard B. Schwartz explores the work of his favourite writers, building on a reading of almost 700 novels from the 1980s and 1990s. By looking at reoccuring themes in these mysteries, Schwartz  Read more...

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"Thoughtful, well-written, and interestingly opinionated." - PATRICIA CRADDOCK

 
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