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British mystery and thriller writers since 1940, first series

Format: Print Book 1989
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq PR888.D4 B68 1989
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  rq PR888.D4 B68 1989
The period since 1940 has seen a backlash against the traditional British genteel-puzzle mystery, characterized by the serial detective--Holmes, Poirot, Wimsey--who dominates through force of personality or even idiosyncrasy. Suspense novels, crime novels, psychological thrillers and spy stories have increasingly displaced the "pure" detective novel. This volume offers career biographies of 25 of the best mystery and thriller writers since 1940, including Desmond Bagley, Len Deighton, Ian Fleming, Ken Follett, Dick Francis, P.D. James, John le Carre, and Helen MacInnes. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Additional Information
Series Dictionary of literary biography ; v. 87.
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, English -- Dictionaries.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- Bio-bibliography.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
English fiction -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.
English fiction -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Detroit :Gale Research,1989
Contributors Benstock, Bernard.
Staley, Thomas F.
Language English
Notes "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Description xi, 419 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 081034565X
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