The Golden Age of Crime Fiction: The Authors, the Artists and Their Creations from 1920 to 1950

The Golden Age of Crime Fiction: The Authors, the Artists and Their Creations from 1920 to 1950

by Peter Haining
     
 

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From the 1840s to the 1950s, every important element of crime fiction was invented, including such archetypal investigators as the police detective, the amateur sleuth, the hard-boiled private eye, and the secret agent. Featuring rare covers and classic illustrations, The Golden Age of Crime Fiction covers this crucial period, with sections on famous writers…  See more details below

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From the 1840s to the 1950s, every important element of crime fiction was invented, including such archetypal investigators as the police detective, the amateur sleuth, the hard-boiled private eye, and the secret agent. Featuring rare covers and classic illustrations, The Golden Age of Crime Fiction covers this crucial period, with sections on famous writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, and Agatha Christie. But the book delves deeper, showing how unknown writers and illustrators were responsible for establishing a genre that became a cornerstone of popular culture. 

Editorial Reviews

East Bay Express
Mystery lovers will slave over hundreds of colorful book covers spanning more than a century.
The Bloomsbury Review
Fans of the genre will definitely want this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853758690
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Haining has edited and written a range of books on horror, crime, and fantasy fiction, including Wrotten English (Portico), The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings and The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (both Running Press), and The Fantastic Pulp (St. Martin's Press).

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