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Scene of the Crime: Discovering Landscapes of British Detective Fiction

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Great writers of detective fiction not only create memorable heroes—they also establish them in memorable settings. Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael is inseparable from Shrewsbury; the deceptively respectable suburb of Kingsmarkham is the perfect patch for Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford; and just imagine Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse working anywhere but Oxford! Now, Scene of the Crime provides readers with a comprehensive guide to all the places immortalized in British detective fiction. Navigate the streets and...
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Overview

Great writers of detective fiction not only create memorable heroes—they also establish them in memorable settings. Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael is inseparable from Shrewsbury; the deceptively respectable suburb of Kingsmarkham is the perfect patch for Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford; and just imagine Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse working anywhere but Oxford! Now, Scene of the Crime provides readers with a comprehensive guide to all the places immortalized in British detective fiction. Navigate the streets and alleys of Conan Doyle’s Edinburgh where Sherlock Holmes sprang to life and where Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus now tracks down villainy (and a dram or two). Or explore the desolate coast of East Anglia, a favored venue for P.D. James’ Adam Dagliesh. Drawing on extensive research as well as interviews with leading writers, and filled with photos evoking the atmosphere and history of these settings, this is required reading for crime addicts everywhere.
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Anglophiles will relish Scene of the Crime: A Guide to the Landscapes of British Detective Fiction, by Julian Earwaker and Kathleen Becker, which surveys the locales of British mysteries past and present from Scotland to the West Country. P.D. James provides a foreword to this attractive volume, illustrated throughout with color and b&w photos. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854108210
  • Publisher: Aurum Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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