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Talking about Detective Fiction

CD - unabridged
(4 CDs)
Product Number: CX6146
Released: 02 Mar, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528894043
Narrator(s): Patience Tomlinson
Publisher: W F Howes
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Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Biography/Critical Book. P. D. James brings a lifetime of reading and writing crime fiction to bear on this personal history of the genre, from the birth of the detective story, through Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, to the golden age of crime and the rise of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Margery Allingham. There is a chapter on great American crime writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, and P. D. James also discusses many of her favourite detectives, from Sherlock Holmes to Kurt Wallender.

Author(s): P.D. James
Original Publish Date: 02 Mar, 2020

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