Murder for Pleasure The Life and Times of the Detective Story, by Haycraft, Howard
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- ISBN: 9780486829302 | 0486829308
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/13/2019
"Genuinely fascinating reading." — The New York Times Book Review. An expert in detective fiction traces its development from the 1840s through the 1940s, charting the innovations of Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the modern influence of George Simenon, Josephine Tey, and others. Topics include a survey of the critical literature, a quiz, and a Who's Who in Detection. "Patently authoritative." — The New Yorker.