Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321195012
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/13/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 231,841
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (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.”



Critical Essay.

John Ball, “Murder at Large.”



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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


Critical Essays and Commentary.

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

Ed McBain, “The 87th Precinct.”


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.


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