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The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction

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A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

Paperback, 496 pages
Published July 23rd 2004 by Pearson
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Brendan
Oct 02, 2009 Brendan rated it liked it
I’m using this book in my Literary Genres: Detective Fiction class this semester, so I skimmed it to determine which readings to assign, and now I’ve been reading it thoroughly as the class works their way through it. Lots of good stories and some decent commentary. Thoughts:

* The book is divided into 3 sub-sections: the amateur, the private investigator, and the police detective. I’ve combined this setup with Gary Hoppenstand’s reading of additional sub-genres such as Hard-boiled and Avenger.
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Rhonda
Feb 15, 2014 Rhonda rated it liked it
Great variety of detective stories. I found the essays to be fairly useless--I just can't imagine my students getting much out of them. The stories, however will work well for the detective fiction class I'm teaching.
Christina
Jul 22, 2015 Christina rated it it was amazing
We used this in a composition class. I loved, loved, loved it. There were so many great detective fictions. Our professor did a great job of teaching us how to write for academia by having us analyze each story.
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collection of critical essays and short story detective fiction
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Aug 26, 2011 Candace rated it really liked it
I am reading this for a class in detective fiction. Very interesting.
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