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The Dime Detectives

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
First edition bound in brown cloth & tan boards.. Fine in fine dj. History of Detective Pulp Magazines, some illustrations.
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Mysterious Press (first published November 1988)
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I love this concise, clever, insightful, and factual history of the development of the American school of detective writing in America from the early 20th Century through the '50s. Goulart is a great stylist and displays an infectious excitement for the material without ever lapsing into a fannish admiration. He's extremely straightforward with his observations and in most cases he relies on the quoted opinions of contemporaries, fans, and editors to place the work in historical context, rather ...more
Apr 06, 2015 Clark rated it really liked it
Goulart includes many authors that you will want to follow. I like how he wrote little biographies on many of them. I had no idea what all the authors went through. Reading this history on the pulps sure makes me wish I was there during the time so many were available. I found so many authors that I had no idea existed until now. I also learned from this book why and when the pulps disappeared. That alone is reason to read this book.
Feb 19, 2015 Viktor rated it liked it
Pretty much what the other 3 guys say. Good overview.
You'll find a lot of names that you'll want to look up, that's for sure.
I'll add that the pics are in b+w. Ugh.
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not finished. I will give 3 stars for it being well researched.
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Serviceable overview of the detective pulps.
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Ron Goulart (b. 1933) is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels ...more
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