British mystery and thriller writers since 1940, first series
|Format:||Print Book 1989|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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 (booknews.com)
|Series||Dictionary of literary biography ; v. 87.|
Detective and mystery stories, English
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
Staley, Thomas F.
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
xi, 419 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.