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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 Longman Publishing Group
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Brendan
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
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.
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collection of critical essays and short story detective fiction
Candace
I am reading this for a class in detective fiction. Very interesting.
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