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Crime Files

100 American Crime Writers

Editors: Powell, S. (Ed.)

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100 American Crime Writers  features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.

About the authors

DELPHINE M. CINGAL Assistant Professor at Panthéon-Assas-Paris 2, France TIM FOSTER Teacher of English and Film Studies at a school in Bedfordshire, UK DAVID HERING Teacher at the University of Liverpool, UK MEGAN HOFFMAN PhD candidate and teaching assistant in the School of English, University of St Andrews, UK MARTIN LIGHTENING Freelance documentary cameraman SUSAN MASSEY PhD graduate from the University of St Andrews, UK ESME MISKIMMIN Teacher at the University of Liverpool, UK JURI NUMMELIN Finnish writer, editor and translator CHRIS PAK PhD candidate specialising in science fiction at the University of Liverpool, UK J. KINGSTON PIERCE Journalist and author DIANA POWELL PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool, UK CHRIS ROUTLEDGE Freelance writer, editor and academic STEVE SCOTT Retired commercial banker living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA MAUREEN SUNDERLAND Independent scholar

Reviews

“100 American Writers is a book that I think will appeal to a significant number of readers. … there is a bibliography and a useful list of suggested further reading. … For anyone seeking an introduction to American crime fiction, this book will make a very good choice.” (Martin Edwards, Do You Write Under Your Own Name, Doyouwriteunderyourownname.blogspot.de, August, 2015)



'This is a uniquely comprehensive guide. It combines range with coverage. Each entry has a useful biographical summary along with a concise critical survey of the writer's fiction. The suggestions for further reading are just what are needed. This volume will make an invaluable companion to a large and complex field.'

- David Seed, University of Liverpool, UK

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 1-5

  • ‘Out of the Venetian Vase’: From Golden Age to Hard-boiled

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 6-10

  • After These Mean Streets: Crime Fiction and the Chandler Inheritance

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 11-352

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-03166-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-52537-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-35755-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
100 American Crime Writers
Editors
  • S. Powell
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03166-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137031662
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52537-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35755-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 373
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