The Detective

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ISBN: 9781497680944
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Number of pages: 600
Author: Roderick Thorp
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The Detective in PDF and EPUB In this bestselling book that inspired the hit movie by the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, an apparent suicide forces a PI to reconsider his most famous case Joe Leland returned from World War II with a chest full of medals, but his greatest honor came after he traded his pilot’s wings for a detective’s shield. Catching the Leikman killer made Joe a local hero, but the shine quickly wore off, and it wasn’t long before he left the police force to start his own private agency. Years after his greatest triumph, Joe has a modest income and a quiet life—both of which may soon fall apart. When Colin MacIver dies at the local racetrack, the coroner rules that he took his own life, but his widow knows better. Because MacIver’s life insurance policy doesn’t cover suicide, his wife is left broke, desperate, and afraid for her safety. She hires Leland to find out who could have killed her gentle, unassuming husband—a simple question that will turn this humble city inside out.

The Detective in American Fiction Film and Television

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ISBN: 0313304637
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 139
Author: Jerome Delamater
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The Detective in American Fiction Film and Television in PDF and EPUB These essays investigate the detective in American popular culture, from Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe to TV's maternal Jessica Fletcher.

An Introduction to the Detective Story

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ISBN: 0879723785
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 214
Author: LeRoy Panek
Publisher: Popular Press

Download and read online An Introduction to the Detective Story in PDF and EPUB This book is a no-apologies introduction to Detective Fiction. It's written in an aggressive, modern English well-suited to a genre which has traditionally broken ground in terms of aggressive writing, contemporary scenarios, and tough dialogue.

The Detective as Historian

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ISBN: 9780879728816
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Ray B. Browne
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

Download and read online The Detective as Historian in PDF and EPUB Readers of detective stories are turning more toward historical crime fiction to learn both what everyday life was like in past societies and how society coped with those who broke the laws and restrictions of the times. The crime fiction treated here ranges from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval and renaissance China and Europe through nineteenth-century England and America. Topics include: Ellis Peter’s Brother Cadfael; Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose; Susanna Gregory’s Doctor Matthew Bartholomew; Peter Heck’s Mark Twain as detective; Anne Perry and her Victorian-era world; Caleb Carr’s works; and Elizabeth Peter’s Egyptologist-adventurer tales.

The century of the detective

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105034926696
Release Date: 1965-10
Number of pages: 500
Author: Jürgen Thorwald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

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The Ascent of the Detective

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ISBN: 9780199577408
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Number of pages: 429
Author: Haia Shpayer-Makov
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online The Ascent of the Detective in PDF and EPUB The figure of the detective has long excited the imagination of the wider public, and the English police detective has been a special focus of attention in both print and visual media. Yet, while much has been written in the last three decades about the history of uniformed policemen in England, no similar work has focused on police detectives. The Ascent of the Detective redresses this by exploring the diverse and often arcane world of English police detectives during the formative period of their profession, from 1842 until the First World War, with special emphasis on the famed detective branch established at Scotland Yard. The book starts by illuminating the detectives' socioeconomic background, how and why they became detectives, their working conditions, the differences between them and uniformed policemen, and their relations with the wider community. It then goes on to trace the factors that shaped their changing public image, from the embodiment of 'un-English' values to plebeian knights in armour, investigating the complex and symbiotic exchange between detectives and journalists, and analysing their image as it unfolded in the press, in literature, and in their own memoirs.

The Expressman and the Detective

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ISBN: PRNC:32101031806142
Release Date: 1874
Number of pages: 278
Author: Allan Pinkerton

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Sleuthing Ethnicity

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ISBN: 0838639798
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 331
Author: Dorothea Fischer-Hornung
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

Download and read online Sleuthing Ethnicity in PDF and EPUB Sleuthing Ethnicity: The Detective in Multiethnic Crime Fiction reflects the fact that ethnic detective novels have by now become an accepted subgenre of detective fiction. This volume focuses on the characteristics of ethnic detective fiction and the important genre modifications effected by the subgenre. As many contributors indicate, in ethnic detective fiction the importance of the detective's community of origin often superseded the traditional loneliness of the detective. Moreover, ethnic crime fiction addresses issues of personal and social identity that point out the importance of the ethnic community for the individual detective. The essays collected in this volume confront these established issues of ethnic detective fiction but also move beyond them by focusing on wider topics: the intersection of ethnicity and gender; marketing strategies for ethnic mysteries; juvenile ethnic detective literature; changing sexual politics; and historical issues of ethnic crime. The additional focus of this collection of essays on recent international detective fiction outside the United States redirects attention to questions of authenticity, authority, and stereotyping.

You Know My Method

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ISBN: 0879726407
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Number of pages: 262
Author: J. Kenneth Van Dover
Publisher: Popular Press

Download and read online You Know My Method in PDF and EPUB You Know My Method surveys the century following Edgar Allan Poe’s invention of the fictional detective in 1841. The same century saw the development of the idea of the scientist as a person who defined himself by his use of a disciplined method of inquiry. By 1940, the detective had established himself as the most popular figure in literature, and science had become the custodian of truth in the modern world. These two developments were not unrelated. The four principal writers covered are Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, and Arthur B. Reeve. Another dozen more writers are treated somewhat more briefly: Gaboriau, Pinkerton, Green, Morrison, Futrelle, and Leroux, among others.

Queen s Quorum

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ISBN: 0819602299
Release Date: 1951
Number of pages: 146
Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

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The Spanish Sleuth

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ISBN: 0838632785
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 252
Author: Patricia Hart
Publisher: Associated University Presse

Download and read online The Spanish Sleuth in PDF and EPUB A history of Spanish detective fiction from Alarcon's "El clavo," published twelve years after Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," up to the present. The presentation of the highly entertaining sleuth characters is based on a detailed examination of the works and, in many cases, personal interviews with the writers.

The Expressman and the Detective

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ISBN: 9781421892023
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Publisher: 1st World Publishing

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Murder Will Out

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ISBN: 0192827308
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 166
Author: T. J. Binyon

Download and read online Murder Will Out in PDF and EPUB Since the nineteenth century the detective has reigned as one of the most popular figures in fiction. The search to discover "whodunit" has seduced millions of readers into devouring page after page, as they try to anticipate how Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Nero Wolfe, Philip Marlowe, or one of fiction's many other renowned sleuths will crack the case. In "Murder Will Out," T.J. Binyon follows the trail of the detective in fiction from Edgar Allan Poe's Chevalier Dupin to the present day. He offers a history not of a type of fiction, but of a type of character, revealing the fictional detective in all of his guises, ranging from the brilliant, eccentric amateur to the plodding, imperceptive policeman. Readers will meet the likes of Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason, S.S. Van Dine's Philo Vance, Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer, K.C. Constantine's Mario Balzic, and countless others. This indispensable guide to who did what to whom, and how, will provide hours of pleasure for anyone who has ever been gripped by a good crime novel and wants to investigate further.

Jake the Detective

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ISBN: 9781452069418
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Number of pages: 92
Author: Susan Troutt
Publisher: Author House

Download and read online Jake the Detective in PDF and EPUB HIS FRIENDS THINK HE'S A BOBBLE-HEAD GHOST, BUT HE'S REALLY JUST JAKE THE DETECTIVE It's a BIG MYSTERY when things begin to disappear from Jake's classroom. How can nine-year-old Jake catch the thief? His mystery-reading cousin has ideas, but Jake has questions. Does going undercover mean putting a bedspread over your head? Is putting a tail on someone like Pin the Tail on the Donkey? If you catch a thief red-handed, will he have red hands? Jake's good at following directions. In fact, he does exactly what he is told, which leads to a lot of mix-ups, a whole lot of mistakes, and a hilarious mixture of merriment. Add in Jake's bad hair, his short attention span, and his bossy classmate, and you're in for some laugh-out-loud fun.

You re the Detective

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ISBN: 0879234784
Release Date: 1983-01-01
Number of pages: 77
Author: Lawrence Treat
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

Download and read online You re the Detective in PDF and EPUB The reader is asked to solve twenty-four mysteries using clues found in the brief story and accompanying illustrations.