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The Murder Book: An Illustrated History of the Detective Story

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published 1971 by Allen and Unwin
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Nov 29, 2010 Djrmel rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, mystery
If I were to judge this book solely on the number of books it caused me to add to my 'to read' shelf or movies that were added to my Netflix queue, this would be a strong six stars. The book is arranged in chapters (that read like essays written by very doting fans, so there's a star loss there) covering some of the most famous authors, characters and sub genres of crime solving fiction. The illustrations range from plates from first editions to film stills, with captions every bit as informativ ...more
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