Book Modern British Women Writers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Vicki K.. Janik
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780313310300
  • Pages : 456 pages

Download or read Modern British Women Writers PDF, written by Vicki K.. Janik and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.

Book 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

Download or read 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors PDF, written by Bernard Alger Drew and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Book African American Mystery Writers

Download or read African American Mystery Writers PDF, written by Frankie Y. Bailey and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book describes the movement by African American authors from slave narratives and antebellum newspapers into fiction writing, and the subsequent developments of black genre fiction through the present. It analyzes works by modern African American mystery writers, focusing on sleuths, the social locations of crime, victims and offenders, the notion of “doing justice,” and the role of African American cultural vernacular in mystery fiction. A final section focuses on readers and reading, examining African American mystery writers’ access to the marketplace and the issue of the “double audience” raised by earlier writers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Book British Women Mystery Writers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mary Hadley
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780786483617
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read British Women Mystery Writers PDF, written by Mary Hadley and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-10-02 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many aspects of British detective fiction are intriguingly different from the American detective fiction. And, confusingly, many of the British women detectives who have made it to American television are far from typical of the latest women detectives. This work is a study of British detective fiction with female protagonists written by women. Authors included are P.D. James, Jennie Melville, Liza Cody, Val McDermid, Joan Smith and Susan Moody. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the British female sleuth from the 1960s to the year 2000, particularly the 1980s, and how this shaped and altered detective fiction. Also discussed is the effect of the British judicial system and gun laws on detective fiction and real life, the types of crimes women detectives usually investigate, why certain directions have been taken and which ones may be taken in the future, issues being raised by the authors, and new women authors of detective fiction with female protagonists.

Book Modern Mystery  Fantasy  and Science Fiction Writers

Download or read Modern Mystery Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers PDF, written by Bruce Cassiday and published by Burns & Oates. This book was released on 1993 with total page 673 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perfect for reference or browsing, this volume includes some 80 authors and explores in excerpts of criticism (from books, essays, and reviews) their work and influence. Throughout, the coverage is international and the emphasis is on the many rare and insightful comments that are made on these authors who are increasingly accorded literary status and regarded in the critical mainstream.

Book Latin American Mystery Writers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Darrell B. Lockhart
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780313305542
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read Latin American Mystery Writers PDF, written by Darrell B. Lockhart and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

Book Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers

Download or read Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers PDF, written by NA NA and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-12-25 with total page 1568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Great Women Mystery Writers

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  • Author : Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 0313334285
  • Pages : 335 pages

Download or read Great Women Mystery Writers PDF, written by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

Book Great Authors of Mystery  Horror   Thrillers

Download or read Great Authors of Mystery Horror Thrillers PDF, written by Britannica Educational Publishing and published by Britannica Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mysteries, horror stories, and thrillers keep readers' hearts pounding and their bodies firmly planted on the edge of their seats. The authors who have provided some of the greatest literary adrenaline rushes in history are profiled in this book. These individuals challenge readers to solve crimes, delve into the supernatural, and face their deepest fears—all in the name of entertainment and edification. By examining the lives of many of the writers behind these popular works—including Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, John Grisham, Stephanie Meyer, and Bram Stoker—readers will also learn about the evolution of these genres, as well as the impetus behind the creation of many best-selling titles therein.

Book Crime Writers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Haynes
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011-01
  • ISBN : 1591589142
  • Pages : 204 pages

Download or read Crime Writers PDF, written by Elizabeth Haynes and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Book Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Download or read Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater PDF, written by J. Scott Miller and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-06-05 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts.

Book Mystery fiction and modern life

Download or read Mystery fiction and modern life PDF, written by and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This analysis of the genre shows that the fictional world portrayed by the mystery writer parallels the actual world of the reader. Because daily life is so implausible, readers willingly suspend disbelief as they are absorbed by the pages of detective fiction. This apparent unity of the fictional thriller and veritable circumstance produces a code of modernity that is the essence of the genre. In the light of this concept of modernity Mystery Fiction and Modern Life examines works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Tony Hillerman, Agatha Christie, Helen MacInnes, Patricia Cornwell, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Anthony Price, and others.

Book Whodunit  A Mystery Writers Primer

Download or read Whodunit A Mystery Writers Primer PDF, written by Billie Williams and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-03-24 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Mystery Writers Primer, for beginner or expert, a primer to help get to the next level

Book How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

Download or read How to Write a Damn Good Mystery PDF, written by James N. Frey and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.

Book Managing the Mystery Collection

Download or read Managing the Mystery Collection PDF, written by Judith A. Overmier and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-23 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unravel the mystery of fostering a vibrant mystery collection for your library patrons! Whodunnit? Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption reveals just who is responsible—for providing high-quality library mystery collections to fans. This resource takes you through the complicated process, from creating a mystery story to getting it to the library bookshelf and your patrons—all with clear explanations and no plot twists. Authors, readers, critics, scholars, and librarians give you an interdisciplinary inside look at the production and collection of one of the most popular genres in literature, the mystery. This unique book comprehensively explains how a mystery story journeys a surprisingly winding way to reach an avid reading public. No red herrings here though. Acquisitions and collection development resources are provided along with effective strategies that will help librarians to sift through the clues on how to bring life to their mystery collections. Examinations of various subgenres of the mystery are provided, such as romance and Native American mysteries, as well as an enlightening discussion of the links between mysteries, libraries, and interest groups. Managing the Mystery Collection brings you: mystery writer Barbara Fister describing the creative process insights about Sisters in Crime—an organization that promotes mysteries authored by women—and its special relationship with libraries and librarians a detailed introduction to buying and selling books online Web and print resources guidance for the acquisition of mysteries for the younger mystery reader development of a collection of ethnic mysteries the creation of special collections of Sherlock Holmes and author Conan Doyle extensive listings of subgenre titles and details of popular series an organization that networks creators, fans, and scholars of detective and mystery fiction and more! Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption solves the mystery behind the step-by-step process it takes to provide readers with what they want—access to a collection of perplexing, well-written mysteries. This is perfect for public and academic librarians with an interest in building quality collections of mysteries; library school faculty teaching courses in collection building, popular culture and libraries, genre literature, and special collections; and students of those fields.

Book Japanese Tales of Mystery   Imagination

Download or read Japanese Tales of Mystery Imagination PDF, written by Edogawa Rampo and published by Tuttle Publishing. This book was released on 2011-06-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe. Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature largely unknown to readers outside Japan, including the strange story of a quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; the record of a man who creates a mysterious chamber of mirrors and discovers hidden pleasures within; the morbid confession of a maniac who envisions a career of foolproof "psychological" murders; and the bizarre tale of a chair-maker who buries himself inside an armchair and enjoys the sordid "loves" of the women who sit on his handiwork. Lucid and packed with suspense, Edogawa Rampo's stories found in Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination have enthralled Japanese readers for over half a century. Mystery stories include: The Human Chair The Caterpillar Two Crippled Men The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture

Book Reading the Cozy Mystery

    Book Details:
  • Author : Phyllis M. Betz
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2021-02-23
  • ISBN : 1476677271
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read Reading the Cozy Mystery PDF, written by Phyllis M. Betz and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.