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The mammoth book of historical crime fiction

Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new generation of crime writers has broadened the genre of crime fiction, creating more human stories of historical realism, with a stronger emphasis on character and the psychology of crime. A Byzantine Icon painter, suddenly out of work when icons are banned, becomes embroiled in a case of deception; Charles Babbage and the young Ada Byron try to crack a coded message and stop a master criminal; and New York  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ashley
ISBN: 9781849014359 1849014353 9780762442676 0762442670
OCLC Number: 731926199
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: x, 467 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Archimedes and the scientific method / Tom Holt --
Something to do with Diana / Steven Saylor --
Eyes of the icon / Mary Reed and Eric Mayer --
Night of the snow wolf / Peter Tremayne --
Jettisoned / Deirdie Counihan --
A fiery death / Ian Morson --
Hide and seek / Tony Pollard --
The fourth quadrant / Dorothy Lumley --
Brodie and the regrettable /rAnne Perry --
Forty Morgan silver dollars / Maan Meyers --
Trafalgar / Charles Todd --
Dead of winter / Richard A. Lupoff.
Other Titles: Historical crime fiction
Responsibility: edited by Mike Ashley.

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From Ancient Rome through thirteenth-century Venice to 1930s' New York, twelve compelling historical crime stories.  Read more...

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Ashley fills that canvas with consummate skill. * Guardian *

 
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