Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books

Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books

by Keating
     
 

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A concise commentary on the finest mystery books ever written.See more details below

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A concise commentary on the finest mystery books ever written.

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Library Journal
This is a remarkably balanced and highly entertaining collection of essays reflecting one writer's ideas about what constitutes the best in crime and mystery fiction. The two-page essays extend from Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination through P.D. James's A Taste for Death , forming a sort of history of the genre. Each essay contains a synopsis of the plot or theme, a critical assessment, and a list of first and recent editions. Keating, a prolific mystery writer, seems an ideal choice to compile such a work, and his wit and intelligence make these essays as much fun as they are informative.Lonnie Beene, West Texas State Univ. Lib., Canyon

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ISBN-13:
9780786703661
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/29/1996
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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