Book Ngaio Marsh

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  • Author : Bruce Harding
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-06-12
  • ISBN : 1476637199
  • Pages : 216 pages

Download or read Ngaio Marsh PDF, written by Bruce Harding and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-06-12 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Considered one of the "Queens of Crime"--along with such greats as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham--Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982) was a gifted writer and a celebrated author of classic British detective fiction, as well as a successful theater director. Best known for the 32 detective novels she published between 1934 and 1982, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1966. Based on years of original research by the curator of the Ngaio Marsh House in Christchurch, New Zealand, this book explores the fascinating literary world of Dame Ngaio.

Book Ngaio Marsh

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  • Author : Kathryne Slate McDorman
  • Publisher : Twayne Pub
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read Ngaio Marsh PDF, written by Kathryne Slate McDorman and published by Twayne Pub. This book was released on 1991 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines Marsh's thirty-two detective novels, providing a biographical analysis of her work and a detailed assessment of her relationship to the form and style of classic detective fiction of the 1920s and 1930s

Book From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell

Download or read From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell PDF, written by S. Rowland and published by Springer. This book was released on 2000-12-19 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell is the first book to consider seriously the hugely popular and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L.Sayers, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. Providing studies of forty-two key novels, this volume introduces these authors for students and the general reader in the context of their lives, and of critical debates on gender, colonialism, psychoanalysis, the Gothic, and feminism. It includes interviews with P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine.

Book BP 250

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  • Author : R. Reginald
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 0809512068
  • Pages : 191 pages

Download or read BP 250 PDF, written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 1996 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Annotated Bibliography of the First 300 Publications of the Borgo Press, 1975-1998

Book Jolly Good Detecting

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  • Author : Bruce Shaw
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2013-12-17
  • ISBN : 0786478861
  • Pages : 325 pages

Download or read Jolly Good Detecting PDF, written by Bruce Shaw and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an appreciation of selected authors who make extensive use of humor in English detective/crime fiction. Works using humor as an amelioration of the serious have their heyday in the Golden Age of crime writing but they belong also to a long tradition. There is an identifiable lineage of humorous writing in crime fiction that ranges from mild wit to outright farce, burlesque, even slapstick. A mix of entertainment with instruction is a tradition in English letters. English crime fiction writers of the era circa 1913 to 1940 were raised in the mainstream literary tradition but turned their skills to detective fiction. And they are the humorists of the genre. This book is not an exhaustive study but an introduction into the best produced by the most capable and enjoyable authors. What the humorists seek is to surprise the reader by overturning their expectations using a repertoire of stylistic conceits and motifs (recurring incidents, devices, references). Humor has a liberating effect but is concerned too with "comic contrast" through ugliness and caricature. In crime fiction one effect is intellectual pleasure at solving (or attempting to solve) a puzzle. Another is entertainment but with serious undertones.

Book Women Authors of Detective Series

Download or read Women Authors of Detective Series PDF, written by Moira Davison Reynolds and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-07-06 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the roots of the detective novel go back to the 19th century, the genre reached its height around 1925 to 1945. This work presents information on 21 British and American women who wrote during the 20th century. As a group they were largely responsible for the great popularity of the detective novel in the first half of the century. The British authors are Dora Turnbull (Patricia Wentworth), Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey), Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters), Phyllis Dorothy James White (P.D. James), Gwendoline Butler (Jennie Melville), and Ruth Rendell, and the Americans are Patricia Highsmith, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Amanda Cross), Edna Buchanan, Kate Gallison, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Patricia Cornwell, Carol Higgins Clark, and Megan Mallory Rust. A flavor of each author’s work is provided.

Book Mystery Fanfare

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  • Author : Michael L. Cook
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1983
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 441 pages

Download or read Mystery Fanfare PDF, written by Michael L. Cook and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1983 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

Book Women of Mystery

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  • Author : Martha Hailey DuBose
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2000-12-11
  • ISBN : 0312276559
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read Women of Mystery PDF, written by Martha Hailey DuBose and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2000-12-11 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into the lives of significant women mystery writers from Anna Katherine Green and Mary Roberts Rinehart with critical essays on their work, anecdotes, contemporary reviews and opinions and some of the women's own comments. She takes us through the Golden Age of the British women mystery writers, Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham and Tey, to the leading crime novelists of today, focused on the women who have become legends of the genre. And though she laments, "so many mysteries, so little time," she makes a good effort a mentioning "some of the best of the rest." When DuBose writes of the lives of her principal players, she relates them to their times, their families, their personal situations and above all to their books. She subtly points out that Sayers, whose experience with the men in her life was inevitably disastrous, created in Lord Peter the ideal lover -- one who is all that a woman desires and needs. DuBose gives us the curriculum vitae that Dorothy Sayers created to help her bring Peter Wimsey to a virtual actuality. Ngaio Marsh would give up an active presence in the theatrical world she loved, but she recreated it for herself as well as her readers in many of her novels. The biographies of these woman are as engrossing as the stories they wrote, and Martha DuBose has shined a different, intimate and intriguing light on them, their works, and the lives that informed those works. This book is so full of treasure it's hard to see how any mystery enthusiast will be able to do without it. And what a gift it would make for anyone on your list who has been heard to announce "I love a mystery." Some of the treats inside: In the Beginning: The Mothers of Detection Anna Katherine Green Mary Roberts Rinehart A Golden Era: The Genteel Puzzlers Agatha Christie Dorothy L. Sayers Ngaio Marsh Margery Allingham Josephine Tey Modern Motives: Mysteries of the Murderous Mind Patricia Highsmith P.D. James Ruth Rendell Mary Higgins Clark Sue Grafton and more!!

Book Deadlier Than The Male

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  • Author : Jessica Mann
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release : 2015-01-12
  • ISBN : 1783016272
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read Deadlier Than The Male PDF, written by Jessica Mann and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2015-01-12 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why are English women so good at murder? Among the books which have survived for more than half a century, always in print and always in demand, are the murder mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and other women writers. Yet their male competitors are mostly forgotten. What is it about these womens' work that has kept it alive? And what was it about the authors that gave them such violent or cunning imaginations, always hidden behind the most respectable of facades? In this book, first published in 1981, Jessica Mann brings the perception of a fellow crime writer to her investigation of her predecessors' lives and work. She discusses the changes in the mystery form over the years, and its enduring worldwide popularity, in a book that was described by one critic as "e;obligatory reading for any reader of crime fiction"e;, and of which another wrote "e;I cannot recall a better work of criticism devoted to the crime story."e;

Book The Kirkus Service

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1948
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Kirkus Service PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1948 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book New York Magazine

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1981-01-12
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 104 pages

Download or read New York Magazine PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1981-01-12 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Book Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series

Download or read Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series PDF, written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by Copyright Office, Library of Congress. This book was released on 1963 with total page 1166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Book Catalogue of Copyright Entries

Download or read Catalogue of Copyright Entries PDF, written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by . This book was released on 1946 with total page 854 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction

Download or read Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction PDF, written by M. Schaub and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-02-21 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a feminist study of a recurring character type in classic British detective fiction by women - a woman who behaves like a Victorian gentleman. Exploring this character type leads to a new evaluation of the politics of classic detective fiction and the middlebrow novel as a whole.

Book The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Download or read The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries PDF, written by Otto Penzler and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2013-10-22 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

Book Essays on Detective Fiction

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  • Author : Bernard Benstock
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1983-12-15
  • ISBN : 1349173134
  • Pages : 218 pages

Download or read Essays on Detective Fiction PDF, written by Bernard Benstock and published by Springer. This book was released on 1983-12-15 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mystery and Suspense Writers  Ross MacDonald to women of mystery

Download or read Mystery and Suspense Writers Ross MacDonald to women of mystery PDF, written by Robin William Winks and published by Holiday House. This book was released on 1998 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains bio-critical information on popular writers of the genre.