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Bloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a history

Author: Julian Symons
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Symons
ISBN: 0670800961 9780670800964
OCLC Number: 11932350
Notes: First U.S. ed. published under title: Mortal consequences.
"Revised and updated edition ..."--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 261 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the revised edition --
Prologue: the guilty party --
ch. 1. What they are and why we read them --
ch. 2. The two strands: Godwin, Vidocq, Poe --
ch. 3. Dickens, Collins, Gaboriau: the pattern forms --
ch. 4. Interregnum --
ch. 5. The Case of Sherlock Holmes --
ch. 6. The short story: the first Golden Age --
ch. 7. The rise of the novel --
ch. 8. The Golden Age: the Twenties --
ch. 9. The Golden Age: the Thirties --
ch. 10. The American revolution --
ch. 11. Simenon and Maigret --
ch. 12. 'Mr Queen, will you be good enough to explain your famous character's sex life, if any?' --
ch. 13. The short story's mutations --
ch. 14. Crime novel and police novel --
ch. 15. Big producers and big sellers, curiosities and singletons --
ch. 16. A short history of the spy story --
ch. 17. The crystal ball revisited.
Responsibility: Julian Symons.

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