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The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams …all the evidence that counts

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  • ISBN-13: 9781843536543
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/16/2007
  • Series: Rough Guide Reference Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Ian Rankin     vi
Preface     viii
Reading the entrails: Origins, motives, sources     1
The Golden Age: Classic mysteries     15
Hardboiled and pulp: Tough guys and tough talk     33
Private eyes: Sleuths and gumshoes     53
Cops: Police procedurals and mavericks     79
Professionals: Lawyers, doctors, forensics and others     113
Amateurs: Journalists and innocent bystanders     131
All in the mind: Matters psychological     149
The killer inside me: Serial killers     169
In the belly of the beast: Criminal protagonists     185
Organized crime: Wiseguys and godfathers     201
Crime and society: Class, race and politics     213
Espionage: Spies, spooks and supercriminals     235
Through a glass darkly: Historical crime     257
Foreign bloodshed: Crime in translation     277
Postmortem     295
Index     299
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