Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story (Paperback)

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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story (Paperback)

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"Genuinely fascinating reading."--The New York Times Book Review
"Diverting and patently authoritative."--The New Yorker
"Grand and fascinating ... a history, a compendium and a critical study all in one, and all first rate."--Rex Stout
"A landmark ... a brilliant study written with charm and authority."--Ellery Queen
"This book is of permanent value. It should be on the shelf of every reader of detective stories."--Erle Stanley Gardner
Author Howard Haycraft, an expert in detective fiction, traces the genre's development from the 1840s through the 1940s. Along the way, he charts 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. Additional topics include a survey of the critical literature, a detective story quiz, and a Who's Who in Detection.
Upon the publication of Murder for Pleasure, Howard Haycraft (1905-91) became one of the first critics to offer a serious look at the mystery/detective genre. The publisher and editor was also a two-time Edgar Award winner and a prolific anthologist whose works include The Art of the Mystery Story, Fourteen Great Detective Stories, and The Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective Crime Mystery Fiction.
Product Details ISBN: 9780486829302
ISBN-10: 0486829308
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: February 13th, 2019
Pages: 432
Language: English