Comic Crime

Comic Crime

by Earl Bargainnier
     
 

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The humor of Sherlock Holmes, Donald Westlake, Agatha Christie, Michael Innes, and Edmund Crispin are just a few of those discussed. A major point highlighted by this book is simply that wit, slapstick. laughter, and an anything-can-happen motif appear in a significant amount of fiction about crime.

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The humor of Sherlock Holmes, Donald Westlake, Agatha Christie, Michael Innes, and Edmund Crispin are just a few of those discussed. A major point highlighted by this book is simply that wit, slapstick. laughter, and an anything-can-happen motif appear in a significant amount of fiction about crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879723842
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Edition description:
1
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Earl F. Bargainnier ( –1987)  was Fuller E. Callaway Professor of English Language and Literature at Wesleyan College. A former president of the Popular Culture Association, he was the author of more than sixty articles and The Gentle Art of Murder: The Detective Fiction of Agatha Christie. He also edited Twelve Englishmen of Mystery and co-edited Cops and Constables.

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