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From Agatha Christie To Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction
From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell is the first book to consider seriously the hugely popular and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham, Nag Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. Providing studies of 42 key novels, this volume introduces these authors for students and the general reader in the context of their lives, and of ...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published March 7th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published December 12th 2000)
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Oct 24, 2013 Helen rated it 3 of 5 stars
A good read, slightly frustrating in that it was such a slim volume, and clearly so much more could be said on each topic (although my eyes did glaze over somewhere amongst all that Freudian theory). My own tastes are definitely more towards the Agatha Christie end of the timeline than Ruth Rendell, so while I'm not any more inclined to read any Rendell (or James) it may finally encourage me to pick up an Allingham - and to read a few of Christie and Marsh's books with new knowledge and theories ...more