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Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction / Edition 1
     

Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction / Edition 1

by Deane Mansfield-Kelley, Lois Marchino, Lois A. Marchino
 

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ISBN-10: 0321195019

ISBN-13: 9780321195012

Pub. Date: 07/13/2004

Publisher: Pearson

A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

Overview

A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321195012
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/13/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
247,479
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

*This tentative table of contents is for early review purposes; the final contents may not include all of the selections listed here.

W. H. Auden, “Detective Story.”

Preface.

Introduction.

Critical Essay.

John Ball, “Murder at Large.”

I. THE AMATEUR DETECTIVE.

Introduction.

Critical Essays and Commentary.

Patricia D. Maida and Nicholas B. Spornick, from “The Puzzle-Game.”

Nancy Ellen Talburt and Juana R. Young,“ The Many Guises of the Contemporary Amateur Detective.”

Stories.

Edgar Allan Poe, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”

Arthur Conan Doyle, “Silver Blaze.”

Agatha Christie, “The Witness for the Prosecution.”

Dorothy L. Sayers, “The Haunted Policeman.”

Ellery Queen, “My Queer Dean.”

John Dickson Carr, “The House in Goblin Wood.”

Margaret Maron, “Deborah's Judgment.”

Sharyn McCrumb, “Nine Lives to Live.”

Dianne Mott Davidson, “Cold Turkey.”

Jan Burke, “Revised Endings.”

II. THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR.

Critical Essays.

Raymond Chandler, “The Simple Art of Murder.”

Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay, from “Grafton's Place in the Development of the Detective Novel.”

Stories.

Dashiell Hammett, “The Gutting of Couffignal.”

Raymond Chandler, “Trouble is My Business.”

Sue Grafton, “The Parker Shotgun.”

Sara Paretsky, “Skin Deep.”

Gar Anthony Haywood, “And Pray Nobody Sees You.”

S. J. Rozan, “Going Home.”

III. THE POLICE.

Critical Essays and Commentary.

LeRoy Lad Panek, excerpts from “The Police Novel.”

Ed McBain, “The 87th Precinct.”

Stories.

Freeman Wills Crofts, “The Hunt Ball.”

Georges Simenon, “Inspector Maigret Deduces.”

Ed McBain, “Sadie When She Died.”

Tony Hillerman, “Chee's Witch.”

Ian Rankin, “The Dean Curse.”

Peter Robinson, “Missing in Action.”

Clark Howard, “Under Suspicion.”

APPENDIX A: Notable Annual Awards for Mystery and Detective Fiction.

APPENDIX B: Bibliography of Critical Essays and Commentaries.

Index.

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